PS: How can you make a new home feel cozy and warm when you're on a budget that limits how much you can buy?
SS: I am a firm believer that you don't need a lot of stuff to make your space feel finished. If you consider these three things — texture, color, and scale — you can make any space feel cozy. Add texture with area rugs, drapery, vintage pieces, or natural fibers. Layer color in your space to add depth, even if it's neutral. I always try to choose three colors – a light color, a dark color, and something in between – and scatter them throughout the space. Finally, go big or go home. Large art pieces, leaning floor mirrors, and big area rugs accentuate the height of the ceilings or the width of a room. If you are worried about living in a small space, focus particularly on this tip as it will usually make your space feel larger.