Up on the blog this week I'm helping you get the interior of your home ready for hibernation season. Here in Philadelphia and in the tri-state area in general, we have been pretty lucky with the weather. However, we may finally have to accept that barbecue season has come to a close, put the paper lanterns and the pool floats away and take the party back inside. It's ok, read on for some things you can do to create a warm and inviting interior for you and your boo or your unending party guests.
Get ready to hibernate with richer tones, metallic finishes and wonderful textures, offset with roaring fires and steaming mugs of hot chocolate (with a splash of something decadent). With staying in set to be the new going out, it’s time to create a happy home to cocoon yourself in.
Cozy Throws and Pillows
A very easy interior design tip to create the best staying in vibe is to add a cozy throw blanket and some luxurious pillows. Look for sumptuous velvet in rich tones, chunky cable knits and faux fur. If you’ve saved up to buy a seasonal treat, bring home a lovely cashmere throw. Resist the urge to confine these snuggly goods to the bedroom alone. Stuff your sofa with additional throw pillows and make sure that the interior of your home exudes visual warmth as well. My favorite go to retailers for velvet and faux fur are Restoration Hardware and West Elm.
Add a few lovely area rugs that not only keep your feet warm, but also bring in color and character to the existing style of your interior. I love the idea of layering in a faux hide over top of an existing neutral area rug. Also look for hand woven wools and fluffy rugs with lots of pile.
Have you ever noticed that candlelight just makes everything feel more intimate, romantic and cozy? Isn't that the feeling you would like to recreate in your home for the Fall? I do! Flickering candlelight can turn the dreary and cold Autumn night into a magical and intimate setting. This is especially true if you don't have a fireplace. Just use a few candles to usher in a charming warm glow!
This one probably goes without saying, but there are plenty of ways to make your bedroom look warm and cozy without going overboard. While several different layers of bedding (including quilt covers and comforters) often work for the bed, make sure the rest of the room also gets a winter makeover. Add some interesting lighting and fill the empty corner with a stylish new accent chair. Winter is a season when you realize that potentially having a small bedroom is not necessarily a bad thing!
What interior design tips are you going to use to cozy up your space for Fall? Tell me in the comments below.
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About our Founder
Tina Delia, a native of Ocean County, NJ, current resident of Philadelphia, is the Founder and Principal Interior Designer of Delia Designs. For the past nine years, Tina has been steadfast in her vision and continues to develop herself personally and professionally. She is dedicated to excellence and insistence on forward thinking design.
At the forefront of her designs is the idea that our spaces have the ability to transform our lives. She is looking to move us, inspire us to see, think and create freely. After all, it's not only about creating beautiful spaces, it's about touching the lives of the people who live, work and walk through those spaces.
About the Intern
Eleni Palamidis, a native to Philadelphia, is currently a student at Community College of Philadelphia and will be transferring to Moore College of Art and Design in the Fall. She has always had a passion for interior design and creative ventures. While at Moore she will be pursuing a major in Interior Design with a minor in Graphic Design and Business.
Growing up in the Greek community has shaped Eleni to be the person she is today. She has been fortunate enough to have visited many of the islands in Greece, to which she credits her love for Architecture. Eleni hopes to one day open her own Interior Design studio and continue to do what she loves.