Guest Picks: Cozy Up Your Space for Winter
20 ways to get your home ready for cool weather
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Cooler weather is upon us and soon most of us will be spending far more time indoors than out. With the temperatures dropping it's only natural to start feathering the nest a bit. Here are a variety of pieces that are sure to add some warmth in both big and small ways while making your cooler days cozier.
— Trina from La La Lovely
— Trina from La La Lovely
I adore the look and feel of this log basket. It's functional and a statement piece.
I'm always looking for the perfect throw. For me they need to be cozy and pretty. This one fits the bill.
Rugs always warm up a space — not only for your feet, but also to the eye. This gorgeous Turkish kilim adds beautiful color, pattern and depth.
I love how a good lamp gives off a warm glow. This brass lamp shines even when it is turned off.
These sconce lights will brighten up the darkest spot. I'd love a pair of these over my couch, a bed or even illuminating a piece of art.
Baskets always add an element of cozy. I think they are best filled with wood for the fireplace or blankets to snuggle up in, thus making them just the right thing to warm up your room for cooler days.
Wood adds the most natural warmth of all. I'd love to have this beautiful piece warm up my family room.
To add some extra plush, why not trade out your coffee table for an ottoman? I love the look of this cozy yet clean version from Z Gallerie. The detail of the nailhead trim is sleek with a touch of elegance.
Although it's cold outside, bringing a little green inside is what makes a house a home. I'm pretty much obsessed with succulents. They are the modern houseplant.
Mirrors reflect light and light is always in demand during the winter months. I would love to add a little glow above my fireplace with this antiqued mirror.
Colorful, warm and dreamy are thoughts evoked when laying eyes on this gorgeous piece of art. Interesting conversations are sure to abound and the bright colors are likely to add light on dreary days. I hope to own a piece just like this.
Every room needs a comfortable chair. I love the tailored, relaxed feel of this one. A chair like this in a little nook for reading screams cozy. Now all that is needed is a book, a blanket and a cup of tea.
Candle light is a sure way to add warmth and ambiance to a room. I would love to scatter a ton of these shimmery votives on the fireplace mantle or coffee table.
Making a room cozy means lots of throws and blankets — even layering them. Use some for pretty and some for pure comfort. These are by far the softest blankets to snuggle up with on the couch. I want one in every room.
Saying something (literally) with decor personalizes a home, and a home that is personal is a cozy one. I love the idea of spelling out a meaningful word with these on a shelf or on the fireplace with votives lit up all around.
Colder days are quickly warmed up by a nice cup of tea. This vintage set would be gorgeous sitting on a coffee table, ready to welcome and warm guests.
Photos of your favorite people and places will warm up your space and your soul.
Fuzzy is always cozy. I'd love to toss a few of these pillows on my couch for texture and warmth.
Fire is cool with this indoor fireplace. A fire on a cold night is quintessential cozy. If I didn't have a fireplace I would have to have this sleek one, no doubt.
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