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Three Must-Haves for Creating a Cozy Home

Hey there friends!

I’m excited to share my three favorite decor MUST-HAVES for creating a cozy home…

featuring Better Homes & Gardens Products from Walmart!

I’ve been keeping a little secret the past few weeks! I’m honored to be a part of the

BHG Live Better Influencer Network! I love to represent a brand that has quality style at

affordable prices. I’ll be compensated for my effort and time creating this blog post…however it’s no additional cost to

you if you choose to shop through the links provided. As always, my opinions are genuinely my own, and I hope you

enjoy this post about creating a cozy home. Visit the Better Homes & Gardens Blog HERE to view more ideas

from the BHG Live Better Influencer Network.

French Farmhouse Kitchen

Don’t you love making your house feel “homey”? I do! It’s possible to create that cozy, welcoming feeling to our homes year round. I have three favorite MUST HAVES that I keep in mind when designing cozy spaces:

Textures     Good Seating     Layers


My advice on adding TEXTURE to your space is very simple…the MORE the better! With most rooms, including our breakfast nook, I start with a rug. I chose this Better Homes & Garden Tonal Area rug in Ivory to define the space. It has a beautiful floral pattern and is the perfect thickness…soft underfoot, but thin enough to be under a dining table. I love that this rug vacuums easily and provides a nice color contrast to our wooden floors. Since our table is an oval shape, the 5×7 size fits perfectly in this space. Be sure your chairs all fit on the rug, this way the legs won’t get caught on the edges.

Better Homes and Gardens from Walmart Chairs and Rug

You can also add texture through throw pillows. I placed a couple on the bench near the window, this makes this area even more welcoming and cozy. Family and guests can sit and visit while the cook is busy in the kitchen.

Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart has several throw pillow options that would look beautiful with neutrals and create that cozy vibe all year long!


And I wanted to show you a BEFORE photo…just so you can see how the addition of a rug and throw pillows add that warm, welcoming element. Also, throw pillows are a great way to show off a little personality and display your own decor style. I like to call my style “Vintage French Farmhouse”…and it’s always evolving!


A second way to create a cozy space is always provide GOOD SEATING for family and friends. And, around the breakfast table, is no exception! We acquired our dining chairs from friends ten years ago…so, it was time for an upgrade! I found these Better Homes & Gardens Collin Distressed Chairs in WHITE. They are made of a sturdy metal with a little distressing in all the right places. Although the color choice is WHITE, the chairs are more of a weathered grey, which actually matches our table perfectly. They are available in a set of two in white, silver, or green.

French Farmhouse Chairs from Walmart

One of my favorite options on the Walmart website, it to have your order shipped to the nearest store. We picked up our items in two days! And…these chairs were so easy to put together! My twelve year old son actually put all four of them together by himself!

Better Homes and Gardens from Walmart Collin Distressed White Chairs



The third way to make a space feel cozy is to add LAYERS. For a breakfast nook or dining area adding layers is a fairly easy design element that makes your space look inviting and “lived in”. For example, on our table I placed a grain sack table runner and centerpieces full of fresh cut hydrangeas. I chose the Better Homes & Gardens Modern Farmhouse Plates and Pasta Bowls and stacked them for each place setting. These dishes have pretty polka dot and striped details. The layers of dishes make the table setting welcoming.

Neutral dishes are a great idea for any decor. You can always add a pop of color to your table with a bouquet of fresh flowers. I added one final layer to each place setting by filling ironstone vases with a single hydrangea and placed in each pasta bowl. I wanted to create a warm ambiance for an evening summer dinner. So, I added a small grouping of taper candles as a centerpiece to pull it all together.

And…you can add that cozy, “lived in” vibe to any room in your house, too. Just remember these three MUST HAVES on giving your home that cozy feel- TEXTURES, GOOD SEATING, and LAYERS!

Walmart’s Better Homes & Gardens line can help you achieve this look for any room, with affordable and stylish products!

Please take a moment to leave me a comment and share your favorite way to cozy vibes to your home 🙂


Becky C

75 Responsesso far.

  1. Kris says:

    Love of all of your stuff!

  2. Sandy says:

    New here but I’’m enjoying your Instagram stories and post. A feast for the eyes.😍😍

  3. Elizabeth Allen says:

    I’m so excited for you ! everything about this space is perfectly beautiful, love the shiplap !yall did such an amazing job. 🙌👏😍 God has given you such talent ❤

  4. Tina Gautreau says:

    The room reveal is amazing! I love everything you chose. ❤️Walmart has stepped up their game. Thank you for sharing these products.

  5. Karla herth says:

    Super excited about what’s in store ❤️

  6. Kristen Smith says:

    The space came out beautifully. It’s even better that it was done with affordable items.

  7. Rachel Lyddy says:

    Love your 3 Faves! Your home is gorgeous! What a Great Transformation! Can’t wait to see the next project.

  8. Jan Clare says:

    Your home is beautiful just like you❣️ Your sweet spirit shows in everything you do❣️

  9. Lisa says:

    So beautiful!😍😍😍

  10. Jan Christensen says:

    Very beautiful! I am in love with the texture of the rug!

  11. Bethany s says:

    I absolutely love the table settings – so cozy and beautiful. You did a fantastic job – I want to go check out those plates and chairs for myself!

  12. Sherry says:

    Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration to me. I am really going to refresh my home because of you and the beautiful job you have done!!

  13. Jennifer says:

    Love the shiplap wall! The dining chair are gorgeous.

  14. Joanna says:

    Such a sweet and lovely place to sit. It al works so well together. Great job!

  15. Sarah todd says:

    Your such an inspiration!! Love, love this look!! I see Walmart products with a whole new set of eyes!! Thank you!

  16. Debbie says:

    The whole room is beautiful….. BUt that rug is gorgeous!!!

  17. Lesley T says:

    One of my favorite ways to make my home cozy is with scent. I try to bake, because I love the smell of fresh baked cookies or a warm vanilla, but I don’t want to make a mess I’ll use my scentsy warmer to make my home smell dreamy. I also love to add lots of plants 🥰.
    Ig @madeforsunnydays

  18. Courtney says:

    Great article!! Looks beautiful. Will have to check some of these products out.

  19. Jenn says:

    Love the bowls! Everything looks wonderful.

  20. Jennifer says:

    Yay! I’m so happy For you and that you’re working with BHG! Love that you are sharing things that more average people can afford to do but that still looks amazing!

  21. Jennifer Crouse says:

    Everything is so lovely and cozy!! I love the new chairs from Walmart! Perfect!!

  22. Rachel says:

    So pretty! I’ve been eyeing those plates for a while 😍

  23. Leann thames says:

    Love, love, love all your decor. The new shiplap wall is awesome. 👍🏻❤️

  24. Beverly says:


  25. Teri Foshee says:

    Love love love!!!!
    Love Better Homes and Gardens!!
    Amazing job,as usual ❤️❤️❤️

  26. Emily says:

    Becky, this space is gorgeous!!! You have such a knack putting together beautiful spaces, full of lovely texture!!

  27. Cynthia says:

    So fresh and inviting! It looks like the perfect spot for morning coffee, some cookies and milk, or lunch. Love it! 😍

  28. Michele McCabe says:

    Wow! You have out done yourself again! So beautiful & so talented. I love following you,. You are so inspirational!

  29. Natalie wyman says:

    Wow, Becky! What a beautiful job you achieved. I agree with your 3 must haves. One thing I like to add for that cozy touch is something wooden; chairs, bowls, antique pieces etc. While I love painted furniture if I leave a few things natural I find it just adds that little something. You’re such an inspiration!

  30. Margaret says:

    I love it! You did an Awesome job!! Love the texture of the rug.

  31. Theresa says:

    As always Becky “simply gorgeous” just invites you to come on in and have a cup of coffee with your BFF”🥰

  32. Susan Curtis says:

    I have been so inspired by your instagram account! Have been working on going neutral in my living room and dining room area: and this latest update has me just tingling! I HAVE to have those pillows!!! Thanks for your cheery attitude!

  33. Dara Smith says:

    I love your posts and watching your stories. Such a Joy! Also excited to watch this new partnership blossom.

  34. amy says:

    Dreamy! Candles are my favorite cozy tool!

  35. Tammy Sidler says:

    Love the dishes, I’ve been looking st them-now after seeing how you layered pasta bowls on the plates-I love that. The rug was very nice and we have a wood oval table as well so I may need to copy that too. Love how you added the hydrangeas. Where’d you locate the small containers placed in pasta bowls? Love all the additions including chairs!

  36. Laurie says:

    Love love love!!! Thanks for sharing. Everything looks great 👍🏻 BRB, headed to Walmart ❤️

  37. Caroline says:

    Love the space–especially the dishes!

  38. PAM bALLARD says:

    this space is amazing. I’M HEADING TO walmart now. Thanks for the tips. I LOVE PILLOWS AND HOPE TO FIND SOME. tHANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.

  39. Tabitha says:

    Everything you did in this room turned out perfect! I am loving those chairs!! I like using rugs and throw pillows for that cozy feel.

  40. Gwen says:

    i love your kitchen and breakfast nook from the vintage silverware to your beautiful pantry door dressed with the neatest curtain. Thanks for sharing your amazing home and inspiring style with us.

  41. Shanda says:

    I am loving those large bowls! And the chairs! I just might copy!! Such a beautiful space you have created! I always love your stories, and pics!

  42. Lynn says:

    Everything looks amazing, Becky! So well done. Love BHG products.

  43. Sonya says:

    I love that Wal-Mart has stepped it up in the home decor department and that you are an influencer with them. Now everyone can achieve a beautiful modern farmhouse look on a budget and still get quality products. Thanks for sharing

  44. Julie Benedetti says:

    I love it all, Becky!! You’re as beautiful as your home!! 💗

  45. Haley reynolds says:

    I just love this space! So beautiful! I think I might have to get that rug for my new house that we are moving into in a few weeks!

  46. Danae Smith says:

    This is beautifully put together! I love the cozy and inviting space!

  47. Kym Bellau says:

    Love all these helpful tips! Thanks for taking the time to share them and congrats on working with Bhg!❤️

  48. Erika says:

    In love! God bless your beautiful home 🙏🏼

  49. Sarah Hock says:

    I love that Walmart has upped their game! Just a year ago their throw pillows were horrible and now look at them! Yay!
    Your space is so cozy! Thank you for these tips!
    You’re awesome

  50. Alicia says:

    Those chairs!!!!! 😍

  51. Kathie says:

    Love your beautiful home!! 😍❤️

  52. Nicole miller says:

    Thank you for always inspiring me with your positivity. I loved reading your blog post… have got some great cozy ideas for my home
    🦋 xx

  53. Cynthia says:

    Everything is soo stunning. I need to run to my Walmart ASAP!

  54. Gabby Anderson says:

    I’m absolutely loving this nook corner. Walmart is definitely stepping up there game. Those pillows are so darn cute and that rug just fits it all together so well

  55. Tara says:

    I am loving this space! The table decor is simple in my opinion , not overdone leaving room for it to be elegant without being gaudy. I love that adding fresh flowers and tapered candles romanticize the space without being overly gussied up . I am in love with white/neutral place setting also bc adding a pop of color with a glass or napkin really allows you to broaden your creativity and change it up when you feel the need. Love the rug as well !

  56. Jmac says:

    Had 2nd eye surgery yesterday so reading this thru blurry eyes but so happy about your work with better homes!! I love their stuff..will definitely be ordering some of those pillows!!

  57. Dawn Lapp says:

    Your home looks so inviting and cozy. I always smile when I see your pictures.
    Thank you for sharing.

  58. Chelsie Weier says:

    Love all that you have done with your breakfast nook! I especially appreciate your advice on texture and layers! I love the BHG dishes! I need new dishes!

  59. Stephanie says:

    Loving the wall it looks so good and everything else came together so well!!! The rug is awesome!! Appreciate all you tips!! God Bless!

  60. Ashley says:

    Stunningly beautiful, yet simple for everyday family needs. The heart of the family is always around the dinner table, and you’ve outdone yourself with this look.

  61. I absolutely love this space!!! It is beautiful!!!

  62. Jamie says:

    I never would’ve guessed that some of those pieces were from Walmart. Walmart is stepping up their home decor game!

  63. Brittany says:

    Love everything about this refresh and all the products. That rug is beautiful. Now I’m tryinf to figure out where I can put one in my own home.

  64. Blenda Coble says:

    Becky your home is so soft and beautiful. It looks like such a wonderful place to grow up. I know you understand sending kids off to college and just how hard it is on all of us. Walmart decor is priced so responsibly that I’ve been able to make my twins college apartment more warm and inviting. I love the better homes and garden brand, especially since my twins are guys and want a more neutral palette

  65. Ashley says:

    All so lovely!!

  66. Linda meehan says:

    I love making things cozy with cushy pillows, a soft throw and candles. When it’s cooler outside, I love to have a fire burning in the fireplace. I love what you’ve done, Becky!!

  67. Denise Dalton says:

    Becky you have such a warm and inviting home. I search for you daily to see if you have added anything new. you have so many ideas I want to incorporate into my new renovation! Having a large family (7 kiddos, two daughter in loves and we homeschool) a tight budget is necessary. No one would know walking into your home or seeing your pictures that your kitchen area was done from products from walmart. Thank you for the inspiration!

  68. Chritine Dubois says:

    I love how pretty and French Country / Farmhouse Your kitchen is. I especially loved the rug, chairs, and shiplap!

  69. Amie foutz says:

    Thank you for all your tips for making a home cozy and budget friendly! Love your post!!

  70. Kami Dorn says:

    Love your neutrals with the pops of green.

  71. Kate VonSchuch says:

    Love love love!! The layering on the dining room table is perfect with all of the different gorgeous plate options! And the textures on the pillows – so unique!

  72. Becky says:

    You have the best style! All your tops are so great and totally make me feel like I can easily implement them in my own home!

  73. Debby taves says:

    Becky you have such a beautiful and artistic aesthetic in your decor with a touch of country elegance. this kitchen refresh is one more gorgeous project you’ve shared with all of us. I was not aware that Walmart was a great source for affordable and stylish decor! Thank you for getting the word out to those of us looking for quality and style at budget friendly prices!

  74. Jen says:

    Looks really nice!

  75. Tracy ruff says:

    I sincerely look forward to your posts and story every, single, day! your home is stunning & Cozy! You absolutely know how to design and style every inch…… and on a budget. Thank you!! Helps me out more than you know!! You are appreciated so much!! Blessings……

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