As the temperature drops and holiday decorations start going up, nothing feels better than curling up in a warm home by the fire. The closer the holidays, the comfier you want your home to feel. How do you know the perfect touches to create a cozy and inviting ambiance? We asked KF her recommendations to warm up your abode this holiday season, and she gave us expert tips to make sure everything is comfy, cozy, and warm this holiday season.
It is amazing what throw pillows can add to a room. If chosen well, they can completely pull the entire look of a room together and even transform it into a new space. Pillows are an easy way to show your personal style. Kathy advises they are one of the fastest ways to change the look and feel of your room. “An instant update like a new accessory,” she exclaims! “Mix different textures, while choosing colors that correspond well and appeal to your design sensibility for the perfect look. You can even go a little bolder since it’s just a pillow or two and easy to change,” she advises.
Anastasia Faux Fur Pillow by Kathy Fielder
Gabriella Pillow by Kathy Fielder
Remy Velvet Pillow by Kathy Fielder
For more throw pillows check out KF’s boutique here!
Lighting is one of the most key elements in setting the ambiance and feel of any room. Dim lights can be more relaxing or romantic, while bright lights are better when working on a project or creating excitement or more of a “party” environment. Light fixtures are an awesome way to make a statement, and given the fact that many pieces are like a work of art, they can also make a large impact in a room. The type of lamp or light fixture can work to make a room feel warmer, and needs to be chosen as much for its functionality as its beauty.
Check out this vintage inspired fixture from S Lucas
Just like lighting, candles truly set the look and feel of a room with a warm and inviting ambiance. They have the unique ability to automatically make a room feel cozier with scintillating smells and their warm ambient glow. Around the holiday season, picking holiday scented candles really help to set the stage and put people in the mood to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Burn multiple candles of different sizes and scents (that blend well together) to truly create the perfect cozy area and make a statment.
Jo Malone Candles
Jo Malone candles have wonderful holiday season scents with beautiful and classic packaging, they make a fabulous hostess gift during the holiday season as well.
Capri Blue Candles
Capri Blue candles come in beautiful packaging with amazing scents, and best of all, new fragrances premiere every season.
Cozy Chairs + Blankets
Chairs and blankets go hand-in-hand when it comes to coziness. A soft and sumptuous blanket draped across a beautifully upholstered or leather chair can automatically make any room look and feel inviting. The softer the blanket the comfier the room looks. Invest in high-quality blankets that are your style so you can use them for years to come. An assortment of differently textured blankets is also a good idea to have handy so your family and guests can snuggle up with their faves for cocoa and a movie.
Switching out your bedding for a new and updated look is an easy way to refresh any room. Switch your current bedding to a cozier duvet and shams. For the winter, pick colors that you associate with being comfortable, warm and happy. Fill the duvet cover with a thicker and warmer duvet insert for the cooler temperatures. Known as the ultimate bedding designer, we chose some of Isabella Collection by Kathy Fielder ensembles to inspire your cozy bedroom remodel this season.
Natasha Bedding by Kathy Fielder
Luxe velvet and saturated colors are perfect for cold winter nights. One of the staples of KF’s design style, textiles are the simplest way to warm a room and make it cozy and inviting. Fabrics soften your space and invite long and lingering conversations by the fire. According to Kathy, the best things about them is: “Textiles are the greatest extension of your personality in a room, and they can no doubt be changed to reflect your mood. It’s easy to add a few new pillows and create a completely different look in your space.”
Soft and luxe doesn’t have to mean just velvet or heavy fabrics. Isabella Collection Delaney ensemble is light, but full of delicious texture making it a beautiful choice for an edited, yet luscious feel in your room.