Itâ€™s that time of year again. Those warm days of summer, and mild days of fall, are about to be pushed aside by the cold. Even though the temperatures are dropping outside, that doesnâ€™t mean it canâ€™t stay warm inside.
One of the easiest ways to bring warmth into a home is with rich fabrics. Accessories like blankets, bedding, table linens, draperies and pillows covered in luxurious fabrics, can take the chill out of any room.
Organza, a lightweight fabric, is shiny and sheer. Since it is usually made with silk, it can be on the expensive side, however, there are less expensive versions made from synthetic fibers. Organza is a wonderful choice for sheer drapes, or something less dramatic like napkins.
Although cashmere has predominantly been used for clothing, it can now be found in home dÃ©cor. Cashmere blankets, throws and duvet covers in warm earth tones are a wonderful way to warm up spaces around you.
Organdy is often confused with organza. They are very similar in appearance but organdy is made from cotton, rather than silk. Although its luster is more on the muted side, it still makes a great choice for curtain panels. For something different, try making organdy ribbons to top off your holiday gifts.
Thanks to the industrial revolution, velvet is much more affordable and attainable. A fabric made from both natural and synthetic fibers, velvet has been a popular choice for curtain panels and upholstery fabric. You canâ€™t go wrong with using it in that manner, but try mixing it up by warming up your dining room table with placemats, a tablecloth or chair slipcovers made of this luxurious fabric.
This natural fiber is highly decadent and makes any room look luxurious. The great thing about silk is that it absorbs moisture, which makes it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Warm up your bedroom with a silk duvet cover paired with a couple of decorative velvet pillows.
Another great way to bring warmth into the home is with accents. Try incorporating some of these ideas into your seasonal home dÃ©cor changes:
- Add rugs to cold floors.
- Use natural elements for decorations. Think dried flowers, pinecones, and leaves placed on the mantel or in glass bowls.
- Place candles with scents associated with the season around the house or use oil warmers.
- Create a more intimate seating area around your fireplace.
- Replace bold-colored artwork with black and white prints.
- Purchase low-wattage bulbs to create a cozy and romantic mood.
Interchanging fabric and accessories for the season doesnâ€™t have to be too stressful or too costly. Even little changes can make a big difference in warming up your home for those cold winter months.
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