I have always used arrangements of fresh greenery during winter. Several years ago, I found some beautiful faux arrangements with berries and greenery at a local nursery/decor shop. They are so nice to have around without worrying about watering, shedding, etc.
This one actually came in a different container, but I chose to bring in some blue and white to tame all the red.
This Persian rug brings in a lot of color, pattern and warmth. There is nothing like a thick wool rug under your feet! I bought this one to replace my Turkish rug, which was large enough but limited the ways I could arrange furniture. If there is one rule of decorating that is a pet peeve for me, it's having an area rug the correct size. At least the front feet of your furniture should fit on the rug. The rug should not "float."
During the winter, I love having candles lit no matter what time of day it is...
An antique trunk of my grandmother's will go between these two chairs as soon as I can get it painted. This is a difficult space to arrange furniture because it's long and narrow. Plus the grand piano takes up a lot of space. I have had the couch against the windows but I really don't like to block the view with something so large.
Because I teach voice students here, I have to keep the area around the piano clear, which again limits my options.
It can be hard to warm up a room without a fireplace, but cozy throws, warm colors, and accessories can go a long way. Someday, after an addition, this will be our dining room, but for now it's a cozy place to spend time with family, and that's what it's all about.
Thanks so much for stopping by:-) Please stop back by Wednesday for a wintry tablescape with vintage Johnson Brothers "Friendly Village."
I'll be linking up to Marty's "Tabletop Tuesday" so be sure to stop by there!