With the turn of seasons between fall and winter, all I want to do is be snug at home. It isn’t hard to refresh your space with chic and cozy updates, and it definitely doesn’t have to be expensive. Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite, and easy, pieces that will elevate your home for the winter months.
“Cozy” to me generally means filling my space with things I want to touch and living with the things I love. I like to play with different textures and refraining from matching too much. I also don’t feel cozy unless there’s something living, usually a flame. Keep reading for more of my cozy living musts.
Fur Accents: To me, any style can use texture to add complexity, and it’s easy and inexpensive. I love fur and other fuzzy materials. Lay down a shag rug or drape a sheepskin over a chair back. Toss a few pillows covered in fur on the sofa. Or you can add a fuzzy, fur poof for extra seating.
Curtain Update: Curtains are such an easy way to bring an entire room together. If you don’t currently have curtains, adding even sheer panels will amplify your space and create a coziness your room may lack. If you already have lightweight curtains hung, adding thicker, more luxurious fabric drapes can boost the cozy level. Think velvets, chenilles, satins, or jacquards.
Kate La Vie
Warm Lamp Shades: You may not think switching out a lampshade would make much difference in a room aside from being an aesthetic change, but it can actually make a huge difference. By changing white lampshades to something warmer and darker, your light is automatically going to dim and create a comfortable ambiance without breaking the bank.
Live and Let Live: Especially when I’m alone, I need something else alive in the room with me. I don’t have any pets and TV characters don’t count, so I like to have a candle lit or a plant around. Knowing I’m not the only thing animate in the room is comforting.
There so many ways to make your home comfortable, and it’s a really personal thing. Remember, play with texture, add some life, and fill your space with things you love, like family photos, flea market finds, or trinkets from travels.
Thoughts from Alice