FYI: This is what the warm apartment aesthetic is all about

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When the cooler months come around, we all want to get our places looking super cozy. After a long day of work, there’s nothing sweeter than coming into your li’l slice of heaven, wrapping up in a blanket, and totally relaxing. This vibe is what the warm apartment aesthetic is all about.

I’m personally always looking for new ways to update my interior — hey, it comes with the territory. Just when I think I’ve mastered my place’s look, I trip, stumble, and totally fall for yet another trend. Luckily, this one is really easy to bring into your place. It’s less about specific colors and more about pairing together pieces in order to create an inviting finish. Basically, you’re gonna love it.

If you’re wondering what the warm apartment aesthetic is all about, I’m here for you. I’ve run down what it means, where it came from, and how you can get the look. So, whether you’re new to the trend or love the trend anyway, you’re going to (hopefully!) learn something.

Keep on scrolling for all the deets…

Your warm apartment aesthetic questions, answered

I’ve seen this trend everywhere on my Pinterest feed, and I can absolutely see why the app is obsessed with it. That being said, the name doesn’t completely explain what it means — so I’m going to do that for you RN.

What is the warm apartment aesthetic?

In short, this trend is all about creating a welcoming ambiance that you and your guests can relax into. Think lots of soft textures and lighting, along with plenty of personal touches.

Where did the warm apartment aesthetic come from?

This trend popped up on Pinterest, which is an amazing social app to search for interior inspiration, FYI. While the trend’s hallmarks are already on TikTok and Instagram, the term itself is still slowly making its way onto these. Watch this space, peeps!


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What is warm apartment aesthetic design?

There isn’t a specific color palette for this trend, as it’s more about creating an atmosphere. That being said, whites and beiges matched with muted oranges, yellows, and browns work well for layering cozy pieces. In terms of decor, choose items that will add warmth and depth to your space, such as textured blankets and rugs, indoor plants, and smaller lighting touches like fairy lights and candles.

Get the warm apartment aesthetic look with these decor buys

Ready to turn your home into the coziest place, like, ever? I’ve picked out pretty pieces that will all work by themselves or together to make your place match that warm aesthetic vibe.

The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article.

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Eve Smallman
Content Editor

Hi there! I’m a content editor at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses. For Real Homes, I specialize in interior design, trends and finding the best viral buys.