Create a Cozy Winter Retreat

Embrace the urge to curl up in a cozy nest this winter! Blustery weather gives you the perfect opportunity to create a warm and peaceful atmosphere inside your own home. A few decorating touches can make a nice seasonal update, as well as help you make the transition to spending more time indoors.

Warm Colors Colors from nature will warm your interior and cancel out the winter chill. Warm tones are welcoming, so surround yourself with golds and yellows, rusty oranges, and woodsy greens and browns. Scatter a few extra pillows on the sofa, layered like piles of leaves. Introduce some gold, brass, or copper accents – they bring warmth and character as well as a festive look.

Invite Nature Inside Wood – Natural or finished, rough or polished, wood brings warmth. Go rustic with chunky wooden tables or weathered painted finishes that let the wood peek through. The mix of finishes creates an heirloom look.   Leaf and branch patterns – Tree designs are always popular, and are a nice homey symbol. An arrangement of evergreens or berry branches is a terrific way to bring the outdoors in. Faux bois – This fake wood grain pattern looks great on many furnishings, including fabric and upholstery, and wallpaper.

Open Fire Complete your winter retreat with the ambiance of flames crackling in the fireplace. Arrange your furniture with the fireplace as the focal point of the room. BILTRITE Furniture -Leather – Mattresses has a selection of TV stands with built-in electric fireplaces to help create an inviting setting. To further achieve a soft glow, use lamps instead of harsh overhead lighting. Try an opaque lampshade for a more intimate effect.

Carefree and comfortable, the informal style of a rustic winter retreat can make staying inside a pure joy.