So the Sunday section of the Tribune today had a two-page spread called “Curl up and lie – for fall, your home should say cozy” … full of ideas for giving your home an “autumnal update.” Of course, things like pumpkins, mums and gourds are the obvious symbols of fall, but, like the article describes, I also like to bring out accessories with a cozy feel, a warm color or a chunky texture. So here are some of my own ideas on how to achieve the look.
In West Elm the other day, I saw these pillows … and they were featured in the Tribune article as well. If these don’t scream cozy, what does? Pillows are such an easy thing to swap out for different seasons. These have just enough glam to work well in your master bedroom or to dress up a couple of club chairs.
|mongolian lamb pillow covers|
Checking out some of the cute Halloween stuff in Pottery Barn Kids, I saw these sherpa blankets and I seriously wanted to get one for myself. This picture doesn’t do it justice, but this would be the perfect thing to wrap around yourself on the sofa to watch some football … or Grey’s Anatomy. I love the creamy white color.
Want to go a little more exotic? How about this furry throw? I think this would feel nice on your feet when you first step out of bed on a cold Monday morning …
|tibetan goat throw|
Burlap always makes me think of apple orchards and pumpkin farms. The rich color on this burlap tablecloth makes it feel kind of elegant.
These blankets look and feel like a great fall sweater, don’t they? And every room can use some stripes.
|draper stripe throw|
Talk about chunky textures … how about this lovely mirror that literally brings the outside in.
I love the fall colors on this fabric and it has great texture too.
Soon it will be time to make a fire in the fireplace! These can sit on your hearth to hold some of your firewood.
|vintage harvest bucket|
Even in the winter, I am not a slipper person … so I do like the feel of a nice chunky rug underfoot. This has the look of a thick wool fisherman’s sweater.
|braided stripe jute rug|
Did I mention that I am writing this while sipping on a Starbuck’s Salted Caramel Mocha? I am hitting my cozy quotient for the day! Hope you are too …