Tuesday, 08 November 2011 08:58

Textile Week: Cozy Up the Cold with Fall Textiles

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We are continuing Textile Week today with a post from the lovely and oh-so-talented interior designer, Sara Lowman.  Whether its our wardrobe or decorating a room we love pulling together different colors, textures, and patterns of textiles and Sara is an absolute expert in this area.  

Happy decorating! 




 Cozy up the Cold with Fall Textiles
by Sara Lowman

It’s here—Chilly air, shorter days and changing leaves.  Living in the Northeast, we know what we’re in for. And while Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) seems inevitable with our light deprivation and hibernation, some small changes in your décor can help to make your change of seasons full of cheer.

You don’t have to completely reinvent your space for each season.  Instead, use textiles to refresh your décor and keep it current. 

1. Get Inspired by Your Wardrobe

Fall is all about layering, and your décor can follow suit. From mismatched patterns to multiple rugs, layers create a comfortable, lived-in effect.

Photo: Domino

2. Skin is in

Adding a sheepskin throw to a chair or to the foot of your bed adds warmth and texture while working with virtually any color scheme.

Photo: Lonny

Photo: Roman and Williams

3. Appeal to the Senses

Pay attention to the way things feel. If a Nor’easter blows in to ruin your plans of a night out, curling up on your sofa with a cashmere throw can be the perfect consolation prize. I love Greenhorn Trading for cashmere throws, but places like William Sonoma Home and Restoration Hardware offer affordable alternatives. You can also change up your bedding by treating yourself to flannel sheets.  I love Garnet Hill’s Vintage Ticking Stripe Flannel Bedding.

Photos: Williams Sonoma Home; Garnet Hill

4. Fight SAD with Plaid

This classic pattern celebrates the holiday season like no other. I know your mother told you that stripes and plaids clash, but you can create playful interiors by layering multiple patterns. If you lean towards a more traditional aesthetic, a single plaid accessory (i.e. a pillow or blanket) can make your space winter-ready in no time.

Photo: Domino

Photo: Domino

Photo: Elle Décor

Hopefully, these few small changes can help keep you warm and inspired this winter. Purchasing some seasonal textiles can make a huge difference, and they are sure to cost less than a beach vacation. With any luck, you’ll no longer curse the falling mercury—Equipped with a cozy winter space, you’ll embrace the cold in style.


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