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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.

Green velvet cushioned ottoman and low-hanging chandelier
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Embrace Spontaneity

Quirky vignettes are perfect for drawing visitors away from the main seating area toward intimate corners. Unexpected juxtapositions, like a low-riding chandelier above a tufted ottoman, spark curiosity and add delight. Mariestad six-light chandelier, $199, ballarddesigns.com. Antique handwoven indigo pillows, $265 to $290 each, andriannashamarisinc.com for info. Turkish rug, $2,200 (five feet by eight feet, four inches), tamaramagel.com.

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