Furniture Ideas for Creating a Cozy Atmosphere

furniture ideas Shown in this photo is our Classic Shaker Hunt Board, complemented with Simon Pearce glassware and JK Adams kitchen accessories.
As much as I hate to admit it, it's winter. The sky is dreary, the wind is sharp, and icy snow covers the ground. When you get home at the end of the day, you don't want your home environment to reflect the outside environment--you want your house to be as cozy and warm as possible! Thankfully, our beautiful cherry furniture has a natural warmth that adds cheer to any space, and when adorned with some of Vermont's iconic home decor brands, the pairing is perfect for making a comfortable and chic shelter from the harsh weather. With the following furniture ideas, you'll know what to do to create your winter oasis in no time:

1. Accessorize your wood furniture with blankets:

furniture ideas Our Vermont Shaker Moon Bed elegantly shows the natural warmth of Cherry wood. The luxurious purple blanket adds just another layer of warmth and sophistication.
Blankets are great for creating a warm atmosphere in your home. Aside from literally warming you up, they add soft layers to your decor and give it added coziness (especially when used to accent a wooden bed). Purchasing a new blanket is great, but a handmade quilt is wonderful too.

2. Keep candles lit around the house:

fall-lifestyle-2014-2 A toasty fire, wood furniture, and beautiful home decor... can you imagine a more perfect winter scene?
Having candles lit (safely, of course) is a simple and beautiful way to add a touch of warmth to any space. The flame of the candle is sure to make any area of your home feel more alive and more comfy. Using acorns gathered from outside, place your Simon Pearce candle holder on top of an earthy slate base for a look that is as natural as it is stylish.

3. Decorate with warm tones.

lyndon-spindle-nightstand-close-life-1 Hubbardton Forge Lighting adds a whimsical yet industrial artisan feeling to your otherwise modestly decorated home.
Rather than using cool tones like blues and grays, warmer tones like brown, yellow, red and gold are great for giving the illusion of warmth. Your pillows, curtains and bedding are wonderful places to start. These colors look especially beautiful when highlighting the natural tone of Cherry wood furniture.
I hope these furniture ideas will help you and your home avoid the dreary winter blues! What tips would you add? Let me know in the comments or send us a tweet.

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Kelsey Eaton

Kelsey is a Green Mountain College alumni, currently pursuing her Masters degree in Internet Marketing at Full Sail University. She is skilled in graphic design, social media, content creation, and photography! Friends might call her a marketing maven by day, and a tribal bellydancer by night!

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