How To Make A White Room Feel Cozy


The French style guest bedroom is winter ready in different shades of blue along with white and the sun pouring in this time of year is adding a pink glow in some of the photos. Even though this room has white walls, bedding and drapes doesn't mean it has to feel cold. After the holiday decor was put away I just grabbed things I had on hand.

I'm going to show you how to make a white room feel cozy

I even added two new white lamps from overstock. These are sold in sets of two and are so affordable.

iron bed with blue and white bedding
Even though the main bedding is white the layers added with the pillows and quilt make it feel warm and cozy.

I love how the pillows pick up the different shades of blue in the vintage quilt.

More quilts fill the French laundry basket and add to the cozy feeling.

There are so many different textures on the bed. From the quilted shams, linen long ruffled shams, the striped mudcloth pillow, the white diamond quilt and then the vintage tattered quilt.

I bought a new curtain rod and finials so the drapes could hang without tying them back like I had to on the old rod. I was so glad to see the old painted white wooden rod go. I have had that for over twenty years.

Another thing that makes a room feel cozy or inviting is a mix of styles along with a mix of new and old and the fact that things were gathered over time. I love to shop at antique malls and mix those finds with the new items. The vintage quilt on the bed and the top one in the basket both were antique mall or fair finds. The French laundry basket was also a flea market find. The old canvas paintings were from two different antique fairs. Both tables on each side of the bed were antique bargains and weren't in good condition so they were painted. The vintage bronze mirror over the bed was found on Etsy and the chandelier was moved from one room to another and landed in here.

I am already planning the next look in here with some new colorful bedding for spring.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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  1. I love how the blue and white makes a room look and feel cozy in every have the perfect blend of things to create that beautiful cozy those drapes too!! Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

  2. I love the mix, Kim! It is warm and inviting. The shades of blue are perfect with the whites. Have a great weekend!

  3. Blue and white are a classic combo. Mixing your old and new makes it interesting and cozy.

  4. I LUV the quatrefoil in the footboard~is there one in the headboard to?!?
    Really beautiful and peaceful space,

    1. Yes, Catherine, the headboard matches the foot board.

      Thanks and happy weekend!

  5. Love those beautiful quilts you have. It does make the room feel more warm and cozy.
    Happy Friday.

  6. Beautiful and pristine. Thanks for sharing, Kim.

  7. You’ve created something that is cozy and serene and calm. I love the range of blues with all the different textures. Have a great weekend!

  8. Well, you are right, the room looks warm, cozy and inviting! have a great weekend!

  9. Dear Kim,
    I love this room. You have no idea how much inspiration you have given me as I decorate my new home. Thank you so much! I noticed you have pick stitch quilts from PB and I just purchased one in taupe. Do you prefer the silky ones or the linen-cotton blend? ~ Barbara

    1. Barbara, you are so sweet. I'm so glad you are finding inspiration here. I have only bought the cotton linen ones so far. I do have a new quilt on my bed from Pottery Barn that feels silky and I love how it feels.

  10. Beautiful room and love all decor

  11. I love blue and white. This room is full of color and texture. Every thing in this room just flows together so well. Great ideas I can use to make my blue and white bedroom inviting. Great job Kim!

  12. Thanks for sharing how you tied it all together. I was so inspired to see that you used tattered vintage quilts, even showing the worn parts! I have many heirloom quilts, actually I did. I just gave most of them to my children for our grandchildren as they all were hand pieced and quilted by great-great grandmothers. I kept the tattered ones but will certainly use them now! I, too, have white walls but have used colored, patterned quilts/comforters on top due to four littles who visit almost daily! Once they're older I'll probably go whiter! Thanks for your style and sharing!