Inviting Spaces & Cozy Fireplaces

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭24:3-4

 December was unusually warm here in Northeast Alabama, complete with wearing a short sleeved shirt on Christmas!  But January is swinging the pendulum and we have found ourselves with below freezing temps the past few days!  I guess you could say winter made a fashionably late entrance this year!

January makes me think of cozy rooms, crackling fires, stack of books, and a mug of hot chocolate…with whipped cream on top, of course!  With my mind on all things warm and cozy, I thought it would be temperature appropriate to share rooms that invite you in and wrap you in warmth!  You’ll notice a common denominator in each room…a fireplace with the glow of logs burning…it doesn’t get much cozier than that!  Make yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and sit down and enjoy!

You can see more on my Pinterest board, Living Spaces.
Click each photo to go to the original source. This is my idea of cozy…crackling fire, leather bound books, comfy seating, coffered ceiling!  I could stay here for a while!
 Elegance with lovely lighting and art, but very welcoming! A pair of leather chairs, stone fireplace, and natural light create a cozy ambiance! An English room with period furniture and sparkling chandeliers is still warm and inviting! A French chateau (obviously out of most of our price range) exudes a cozy feel with its antique mantel! A rustic room with large windows and plenty of charm! I love pattern and this room provides plenty with the large tapestry, window treatments, upholstered chairs, and the oriental rug! A sitting area within a kitchen is perfect for relaxing!
A charming room with layers of texture and color!Very chic, but still welcoming!
Call me when spring arrives!
Light-filled space!
 Blue and white remain timeless! A cozy porch! A small and peaceful space for reading in front of the warm fire!
 Even a Palm Beach residence has a cozy fire! White-washed cypress beams and a fireplace made from local stone creates the perfect family room in Tennessee!
 A roaring fire takes center stage in this home, furnished with a nubby cream sofa! A pair of lanterns along with a stone fireplace and plenty of patterns brings warmth to the white walls and ceiling! A gorgeous room, love everything about it!

Which room would you choose to curl up in on a winter afternoon?side Linking with Pieced PastimesSilver Pennies, Life on Lakeshore DriveThoughts From Alice, Coastal Charm, My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDwellings-Heart of Your HomeSavvy Southern Style, Ivy and Elephants, French Country Cottage, From My Front Porch To Yours, Stone Gable, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing CourtBetween Naps on the Porch, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, A Stroll Thru Life, The Charm of Home, Cornerstone Confessions, Imparting GracePosed PerfectionKatherines Corner, Rooted In Thyme, Share Your Cup, The Enchanting Rose, 21 Rosemary Lane, Northern Nesting, Cozy Little House, Rattlebridge Farm


  1. bobbi duncan says:

    Enjoyed the tour with so many lovely rooms. I think the first picture and number 11 are my favorites…. we’re really into that look up here in fox hunting territory. I also loved the blue and white room with coastal décor…perfect, classy look for that area. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kim says:

    Wow! What beautiful rooms! I love the spot-lighted equine picture over the fireplace and the shelves loaded with books in the second picture. That one’s my favorite. 🙂

    • Liz, thanks so much, I can’t really choose one myself! Funny thing, I was just commenting on your beautiful plate rack when I got a notice that you had left me a comment! Great minds working together, I guess! Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Nourish and Nestle says:

    Hi Pam…love the idea of a stone fireplace on a porch…but I’ve also ALWAYS wanted one in my kitchen as well. Can you have too many fireplaces? I don’t think so.
    Thanks for the fantastic round up and hope you have a wonderful week.

  4. Rebecca says:

    love the idea of a fireplace in the library, what’s better then cozying up with a good book and a fire! Also loved the fireplace on the porch, beautiful!
    Visiting from Jann’s party.

  5. FABBY says:

    I love the mantels, they’re all great! I specially like the first one as it is similar to ours, in a smaller scale.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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