Hitting the slopes isn’t everyone’s reality once the cold weather comes around, but something just feels right about cozying up during the holidays, snow or shine. Hot chocolate, crackling fires, cozy blankets and good books–what’s not to love? So, whether you’re looking forward to a snow day or a beach day, read on to learn how to embrace the holiday season in your home.
Warming Up Your Home for the Holidays
While the warmer months call for lighter fabrics and colors for your interiors, texture is a must for creating a cozy space when cold weather comes around. Woven, heavy fabrics and faux fur in the form of blankets, pillows and throws are simple solutions to break the sterility of a summer aesthetic. These textures provide visual interest–especially when layered–while being easy on the eye; softening up a room and making it more inviting. The Eddie Bauer Mountain Pine Pillow effortlessly achieves a rustic look and can go a step further when paired with CB2’s Brown Icelandic Fur Pillow. Tie the room together with Pottery Barn’s Nottingham Plaid Faux Fur Throw for an unmatched cabin feel no matter where you call home.
Texture goes beyond fabrics with elements of wood, adding a rustic, artisan feel to your space. Wooden furniture might not be feasible to swap out seasonally, so look to details for opportunity. Kitchen goods, artifacts and other pieces of wooden decor (think: photo frames, interchangeable couch/chair legs, etc.) are easy to swap season-by-season or keep out year-round. If you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace in your home, use it to your advantage by filling it with wood logs or even candles.
Holiday Color Palettes for Your Home
As the seasons change, warmer tones become more appropriate. The holidays, however, call for even deeper and darker tones. Warm neutrals pair with navy, crimson and forest green to add seasonally-inspired style and contrast. If your palette is lighter or more monochromatic, again, look to details for ways to integrate a seasonal flare. Florals and other greenery provide a great way to add pops of color while hinting at the seasons. Crate and Barrel’s Red Berry Wreath is an eye-catching piece that won’t be missed whether it’s on the front door or placed around a central candle arrangement. Another way to fuel the festivities of the season is to bring the outdoors in through none other than a holiday favorite: a “Christmas” tree. Whether your tree is for ornaments or just a little something green, this set from Pottery Barn has a size fit for every room in the house.
Snowbound Recipes That Will Warm You
The meals we share are often one of the most memorable aspects of any holiday celebration. Food carries tradition and provides an opportunity to reimagine how we celebrate. We partnered with Rachel Nichols of The Fond Life to bring you a host of recipes perfect for when the snow begins to fall, and you hunker down. Find recipes and your perfect holiday tunes here.
You don’t need to to live up north to get the cozy look. Our designers curated the perfect items that will make your holidays feel special. Shop our designer-curated assortment. Get more tips and inspiration on how to get the snowbound look here.