It's the middle of January. Now that all of your holiday decor has been put away, do you find the coastal style of your home feeling a little chilly and uninviting? While the pastel hues of sea and sand, and an uncluttered look, are just perfect in the carefree summer months, you may want to introduce a few things to create a cozier feel in the winter.
Add Table Lamps: In August, when the twilight seems to last forever and you're outside all of the time, wall sconces and ceiling lights can suffice. But when the dark hours of a day seem to last forever, a room needs more light. Adding table lamps to a room sprinkles the space with soft pools of light, creating visual focal points and adding a sense of warmth to the overall space. Putting a lamp on a small table next to an overstuffed chair can give an awkward corner a sense of purpose. Instead of feeling random, it becomes a cozy reading nook.
Get Cozy with Pillows & Throws: This suggestion seems quite obvious, doesn't it? But even if your sofa is always filled with perfectly-plumped pillows, consider swapping them out for something with more texture in the winter months. It can completely transform a room. Switch those feather-light linen pillows with fun faux fur ones or choose a plush chenille. Add cashmere or heavy-weight cotton throws to a room - Brahms Mount has great ones - that are large enough to make cold nights feel like the perfect time to cuddle rather than something to be dreaded.