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Add Season Warmth to Your Home

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Here are some tips on how to add season warth to your home:

Pick the Right Pillows

A room isn’t done without pillows.  Choose pillows in warm colors made of a soft down mix so they’re comfortable to
lean into.

pillows on living room sofa

Add a Layer of Texture

Anything with texture adds dimension. Nubby fabrics and textured wool area rugs make a room cozy.

couch with pillows in front of a hutch

Sprinkle on Spicy Colors

Reds, burgundies, or golds instantly transform a plain room. You don’t haveto paint the walls; you can add these tones in the drapes, furniture, pillows, rugs, or art.

red and yellow throw pillows on a beige sofa

Create a Hide-a-Way

I always tell clients that you can’t control the outside world but you can create a world on the inside of your home that is good to you. In the fall,  when you’ll be spending more time indoors, it’s important to carve out a corner for yourself. Maybe it’s a tabletop in the corner of your living room  or in your bedroom.  Fill a bulletin board with images of things you love: photos and mementos from trips, ticket stubs from a great show, cherished letters. Small collections of shells, rocks, and candles are simple things that are good for your soul.

Living Room, chair, window seat

Go the Extra Mile

Place a luxurious throw over a chair or a couch.  I always include a high-quality throw in all my clients’ family rooms.

woman in brown shirt and skirt holding three blankets

Light Up

Candles bring mood and character to a space. To avoid the risk of fire, try battery-operated flameless candles (look for versions made with real wax); they emit a nice warm glow.

candle centerpiece

Think Accessories

It’s all in the accessories. If a room is empty, it’s going to feel cold and unwelcoming. Style every table with personalized vignettes: Choose a few special items, keeping in mind that contrasts in shape and texture work best. I always look for funky, slightly off-the-wall pieces at antiques stores and flea markets. These have the most personality and are conversation-starters when put on display.

bird nest and butterfly paper

Cover Those Windows

Drapes warm up a space. If you currently have wood blinds or mini-blinds, consider changing those for a fabric Roman shade, or even better, add floor-to-ceiling drapes. The fabric softens the room and adds glamour.

detail of curtains

Pile on the Rugs

An area rug is an instant color and pattern makeover and grounds a room. I throw them right on top of carpets or summer’s sea-grass rugs.

detail of floor

Make it Your Own

Warmth can also come from personalization. Displaying a collection or hanging family photos in unusual frames — anything that gives a room your personal touch — is meaningful.

detail fireplace

Source of Information:  Better Homes & Gardens