When the weather outside is frightful, inside can be so delightful, with warm dark colors and snuggly, overstuffed furniture.
This room takes full advantage of every design element to create a sense of inviting warmth. Starting with the walls, a mid-tone warm blue provides a traditional feel while adding contrast to the darker, warmer prints in the curtains and wing chair.
This room feels like a wood floor would be appropriate, but instead a cushiony plush carpeted floor adds to the comfort of the space without sacrificing the traditional design. The light brown color is echoed on the ceiling with a medium cream, and the rich crown molding encourages visitors to recognize and appreciate the interesting architecture of the room.
There are some elements that say country, specifically the handcrafted quilt on the wall and the pine coffee table. But the room’s cleaner lines bring it back to traditional. The fireplace and main light fixture seem to be original, giving the room a restored rather than renovated atmosphere.
What can you do in your home to create a sense of warmth to counteract the cold weather? How about adding a quilted element or two? A small quilted throw across a chair or loveseat adds an old-fashioned flavor as well as provide something to cozy under in the evenings. Include a few extra pillows stuffed with down to support the need for a long winter nap.
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