Curl Up with a Cuppa and Enjoy These Cozy Corners!

a tabletop vignette with tea, books, and roses.
Photography by John O’Hagan, styling by Sidney Bragiel

Text by Bethany Adams

With winter in full swing, now’s the perfect time to pile on the warm blankets and spend time enjoying the coziest spaces in your home. And with many countries celebrating International Tea Day, it’s also the best time to make things even cozier with a warm cup to snuggle up with. So, whether you take your tea with milk and sugar or lemon and honey, we encourage you to put the kettle on and settle in to enjoy these sweet spots!

Tea for Two

An alfresco table set for tea with pillows, a knit blanket, and sun hats.
Image by Marcy Black Simpson, design by Blue Linen Cottage

Soak up the sun with an alfresco tea party for two. Layered vintage lace and mismatched teacups add a little extra charm to the setup, while sun hats and cozy throws ensure comfort no matter the weather.

Cozy in the Country

A window seat tucked in the corner of a bedroom.
Image and designs by Jenna Sue Design Co.

A window seat tucked away in the bedroom of a country cabin makes for the perfect spot to cozy up with that steaming mug! Grab your comfiest throw and reach for your favorite read—or just enjoy the view!

Window Wonders

A window seat with cushions and a curtain.
Image by Marcy Black Simpson, architectural designs by Richard Holman

With a comfy cushion and plenty of reading material just within reach, the only thing this sweet corner is missing is a freshly brewed beverage!

Porch Perfection

A porch swing on a wrap front porch.
Image by Michael Hunter

Like your tea with a side of fresh air? Collected potted plants make wonderful companions when you’re enjoying your drink—warm or iced—on the porch swing!

Fireside Chats

A pair of brown armchairs and a white ottoman in front of a fire.
Image by Carmel Brantley, designs by Jenny Vorhoff

Like most things, tea is best enjoyed with a friend, and this spot encourages bonding over your favorite brew. A pair of cozy chairs next to a roaring fire will have you both hanging around for another cup—or three!

Brew with a View

A screened porch with a fireplace, cozy seating, and a cuppa.
Image by Jim Bathie, styling by Kim Chiselko

The more the merrier! Providing plentiful seating on a screened porch warmed by an open fire will allow you and your guests to stay cozy even on the chilliest of days—especially with a tray of tea to add a little extra warmth!

Sunroom Dreams

A sunroom decorated in sophisticated white furnishings.
Image by Lauren Rubinstein, design by Jennifer Schoenberger Design

Nothing’s more serene than a bright and airy sunroom—especially one this sweet. And with a china teacup perched on a side table, we can’t imagine a reason we’d ever want to leave!

Bold and Beautiful

A window seat with aqua and coral accents.
Image by Michael Blevins

If bright and airy isn’t to your taste, this vibrant space has plenty to offer! In addition to cozy comforts galore, a ledge to one side offers a convenient spot to park your cuppa, and the window overhead offers abundant light for reading the afternoon away.

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