8 tricks to achieve a cozy space in the winter months without breaking the bank.

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Nothing makes winter more enjoyable than bundling up in a luxe throw, and relishing in a fragrant scented candle with a good book or a Netflix binge.

To achieve a cozy space to get you through the chilly months, here are some tricks that won’t eat up your whole holiday savings account.

FAUX FUR IS YOUR FRIEND

A faux-fur throw feels incredibly luxurious. The plush texture screams “high end” while providing warmth — aesthetically and in reality.

ARRANGE CANDLES IN CLUSTERS

Candleholders, votives or even simple white pillar candles in various sizes grouped together in clusters make a home feel cozier by creating a warm ambience. They are the ultimate mood setter, and they’re available at a range of prices.

STACK BOOKS ON BOOKS

Books lend your space the collected feel of a library. Add beautiful coffee-table books to make guests want to linger. Hit up garage and estate sales in your area to find books for less. Local schools also often hold book sales around the holidays, during which hardcover books can be snatched from the dollar bins.

CB2 Faux Fur Pouf, $159 at cb2.com
CB2 Faux Fur Pouf, $159 at cb2.com

POUFS ARE PREFERRED

Poufs are a far less-expensive seating option than chairs and sofas, and they project a laidback and inviting vibe. The cushy pieces that sit close to the ground beckon guests to gather around for a relaxing affair.

EMBRACE THE UNDONE LOOK

No need to shell out thousands of dollars on your bedding. By embracing the undone look of vintage linen, you can create an inviting bed that won’t break the bank. Bonus: Linen is a durable fabric that will last longer than your average cotton sheets.

DARK PAINT CREATES DEPTH AND DRAMA

A can of paint is one of the most cost-savvy ways to transform a room. Though white walls have their place, the airy Scandinavian look isn’t the warmest aesthetic. Instead, deep, dark colors like black, slate-gray, green, burgundy and navy, together with layered textures like faux fur and velvet, evoke the feeling of a cozy hideaway.

Clockwise from left: West Elm Belgian Flax Linen 
Duvet Cover, $150–$190; Schoolhouse Electric Aiden Candlesticks, $39–$50 at schoolhouseelectric.com; “Fashion Made Fair” coffee-table book, $50 at booksellers; Crate & Barrel Set of 3 Birch Logs, $20
Clockwise from left: West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Cover, $150–$190; Schoolhouse Electric Aiden Candlesticks, $39–$50 at schoolhouseelectric.com; “Fashion Made Fair” coffee-table book, $50 at booksellers; Crate & Barrel Set of 3 Birch Logs, $20

ART ADDS PERSONALITY

You know what doesn’t scream cozy? Sparse walls. Nothing makes a home feel more lived-in and personal than walls covered in a collection of art and photographs.

EMBRACE WOOD ACCENTS

Wood pieces, be it a footstool, bench or side table, evoke the feeling of a ski lodge. If wood pieces aren’t in your budget, a basket or pile of artfully arranged chopped wood feels just as impactful — even if you don’t have a fireplace to burn it in.