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The words "modern" and "cozy" can sometimes seem like opposites, but we believe they're completely compatible. In fact, the homes we most love are clean and modern spaces with a warm, welcoming vibe. Here's our roundup of well-designed items that can pump up the cozy factor in a contemporary home...

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

What: Bent Wood Lamp #3, $110 at Sprout Home
Why: The gourd-like shape and warm orange glow are perfect for fall.

What: Dwell Baby Pillows, $35 at Velocity
Why: Not just for babies. The mod patterns and small size (12" x 16") make these great throw pillows.

What: Rib Knit Cashmere Throw, on sale for $128 - $268 at Garnet Hill
Why: Bright colors, simple stitch, and supersoft fabric.

What: Pia Wallen Felt Slippers, $59 at Peek Keep
Why: Changing into slippers at home keeps dirt out and helps you relax.

What: Hug Salt and Pepper Shakers, $24 at the MCA Store
Why: What's cozier than snuggly kitchen wares?

What: Alyssa Ettinger Demitasse Cups, $50 at Poppytalk Handmade
Why: Ceramic cups that look like cableknits - so pretty.

What: Color Wheel Mug, $5 at Anthropologie
Why: Warm up with some tea served in brightly colored stackable mugs.

What: Hand-Knitted Pouf by Flocks
Why: Comfy and modern. Works as extra seating or an ottoman.