Thursday, February 19, 2009

COZYup a room!




that looks like a frame I made! Wouldn't that be cool!
(black one above)







Here are 9 ways to cozy up a room brought to you by BHG!
1.Add a Throw Blanket
Nubby knits are an ideal companion for chilly nights at home with a movie. Plus, they temporarily add seasonal pattern and color to your home.
Get Cozy: Place throw blankets over your sofa and chairs, and even keep a few folded for the floor.
2.Accent with Black, the universal symbol of sophistication, easily lends elegance to your autumn home. Use it sparingly -- just enough to make a statement, but not so much that it makes the room dreary.
Get Cozy: Think accessories when it comes to adding black. A black vase, a mahogany side table, or a black pattern on a tablecloth or lampshade are subtle ways of introducing the darkest of hues.
3.Pile Up Pillows Paired with a warm blanket, pillows become snuggle buddies during on-the-sofa homework help or bill paying.
Get Cozy: Look for pillows with a lot of texture so they'll stand up to all the touching, snuggling, and (maybe!) throwing. Then pile them on the sofa and think about investing in or making larger ones for the floor.
4.Gather Around the Hearth A crackling fire naturally draws people to it, so accommodate that with extra seating around your hearth.
Get Cozy: Rearrange your furniture to shift your conversation area to the fireplace. Add a stack of books to encourage much-needed relaxation time.
5.Line Tables with Fabric Bare tables, while perfect for breezy summers, are too stark for fall. Cover them up with seasonally appropriate runners.
Get Cozy: Tablecloths are expected, but a runner is an even easier way to dress up a table. Get creative and use a long scarf, a fabric remnant, or a thin blanket as a runner.
6.Carve Out a Reading Nook.
Get Cozy: Pick a well-lit corner of your home, either by natural light or a lamp, and shove a comfy armchair in it. Place a table nearby, stacked with your favorite books and reading lists.
7.Try an Area Rug Nothing heralds the pending arrival of winter quite like a cold floor on bare feet.
Get Cozy: Fend off icy toes by placing area rugs in well-traveled spots in the home. And put on a pair of house slippers!
8.
Hang Heavier Drapes Heavy drapes keep out drafts and lend an opulence to the room, especially if you let them pool an inch or so on the ground.
Get Cozy: Switch out summer sheers for pattern drapes, layering fabrics for extra warmth if you want it.
9.Skirt a Table Cover bare table legs and create an entirely new shape in your room by draping cloth over a table to the floor.
Get Cozy: Choose a patterned fabric for this new standout piece. Let the fabric pool on the floor just slightly for a casually glamorous look. Bonus: You can stash boxes of paperwork and clutter beneath the skirt for quick cleaning. Tuck a stereo under the skirt! No one wants to see all those wires and speakers anyway!


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