It’s winter and that means you’re putting on a sweater, pulling out your boots and remembering to wear your hat. While you’re dressing yourself in layers for the season’s chill, why not dress your home in layers, too? Whether it’s adding draperies to your bamboo shades, unrolling a plush rug or tossing a warm throw on the arm of your easy chair, added accessories help create a cozy retreat for you and your family.
Here are five layers you can add to your home this season:
1. A Plush Rug
Wood or tile floors are perfect for the summer’s heat, but in the fall and winter the feel of a plush rug beneath your feet will warm your toes and your room. Deep colors camouflage spots and spills, and add drama to your room. At Art Van Furniture, we have a wide range of options. We think you’ll love the sophisticated and rich appeal of the Capri Collection. Its transitional design is captured in its large-scale pattern and contemporary palette. Or sink your feet into our Cosmo Copper Shag Rug. Its deep pile will add texture and depth to your room.
2. A Warm Blanket
Snuggling up on the sofa is a fun way to end the day. You’ll keep yourself cozy and your room stylish when you add our Plush Faux Fur Blanket in hues of browns and orange. Use it while reading the latest Alex Cross thriller or while watching the premier of Downton Abbey. Place one on the chair near your fireplace. And add a throw to the foot of your bed, in case you need another layer at night. You can never have too many – especially if you use a blanket chest!
3. An Assortment of Pillows
Curling up on the sofa or in your chair is so much more comfortable when you’re surrounded by pillows. Not only are they visually inviting, they help cradle you in coziness. Our Zig Zag and Moroccan Tile printed pillows have feather and down inserts, which are the epitome of comfort. The perfect accents to just about any style of décor, these pillows are also snug and relaxing.
4. A Cozy Fire
Nothing takes the chill out of the air like a fire. Whether it’s a fireplace or simply a flickering candle, the glow created warms the heart and the home. Our Bronze Hurricane Candleholders look good in a pair or alone. Its crackled champagne glass will reflect the light and fill the room with atmosphere. Or go all the way with our beautifully crafted Infrared Fireplace. In cherry, it will match any home décor and its infrared technology safely heats up to 1,000 square feet.
5. The Right Accessories
Finally, eliminate your cocktail table and replace it with an oversized ottoman during the winter months. An ottoman will encourage you to put your feet up and cuddle with a loved one or with your favorite throw. Our Aberdeen Ottoman is a great option, with its sumptuous combination of velvet and leather. Add a Birch Tray to hold your hot chocolate and shortbread cookies, and you’ve got the perfect setting for spending the night at home.