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5 Ways to Create a Cozy Home

Think you have to sacrifice comfort for sophistication? Think again. Plush, inviting furniture paired with eclectic accents lets you stretch out in style.

Red velvet arm chair in sitting room with red wooden dresser, patterned rug and framed art on walls
James Merrell
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Mix and Match Materials

Soft materials—rich velvet upholstery and a luxe alpaca throw—clustered with hard, shiny surfaces create intriguing tactile interplay (sort of makes you want to pet the furniture). Don’t be afraid to tuck a big, generous chair into a snug nook for an intimate reading spot. Bellington chair, $2,195, jaysonhomeandgarden.com for info. Baby-alpaca throw, $385, mgbwhome.com for stores. Enzo Articulated lamp by Roost, $465, asraigarden.com for info. Lacquered document chest, $900, jcarcan.com for info.

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