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12 Design Tips for Taking Your Living Room From Cold to Ultra-Cozy

Dark doesn’t always mean cozy. In fact, in this space it meant downright drab. But that didn’t deter Jenn Macdonald of DWK Interiors. “A young, fashion-forward couple lives here and the space needed to reflect their style,” she says. “It had to be energetic and bright but, keeping the seasonal changes of Calgary in mind, still cozy and inviting.” A challenging problem indeed. Grab a pumpkin latte and settle in to see how this design expert found the solution with natural textures, complementary tones and savvy furniture placement.

Originally published September 10, 2018. Updated September 13, 2022.

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