In any home, regardless of size or style, a cozy spot in which you can read, recharge, or have an intimate conversation is a must. Consisting of elements conducive to curling up and settling in—think comfortable seating, book-lined shelves, soft lighting, and sumptuous fabrics—these areas designed for relaxation are often among our favorites in the house. Here, we’ve rounded up a sample of expertly executed cozy spaces that are sure to inspire moments of quiet reflection, lively fireside chats, and maybe even a good nap. From an elegant yet inviting living room to an irresistible nook situated between bookshelves, here are seven areas where we’d love to spend a winter afternoon.