As the temperatures start (or, considering the weather we had this August, continue) to drop, our thoughts are naturally turned to the long anticipated return of sweater weather. And as designers are apt to do, we like to think not only about changing our wardrobes, but also how we can update our personal spaces to meet the coziness cravings that come with the approaching season.
Our very favorite (and super simple!) way to transform your most personal space is with textiles. Swapping out your crisp cottons shams for a pair of plush, velvety covers is akin to rotating your summery linen blazer for a felted wool version.
Make sure to consider the functional layers on your bed as well, adding in additional throw blankets as needed. One faux fur throw would do the trick, but also consider a pair of coordinating wool textured blankets – they will increase flexibility for your slumbering temps, and will give your room a sophisticated and curated feel.
Extra style points if you can take a usually bright color scheme a shade or two darker for the cooler months: from red to oxblood, or from Kelly green to emerald. Again, this is simple to do with pillows and bedding. But to push the look even farther, consider adjusting your bedside floral arrangements: go for darker jewel tones and glossy dark green leaves.
Finally, we always use a delicious candle to complete a bedside table. And for fall we really love woodsy, earthy flavors. A stylist favorite is Voluspa’s Goji Tarocco Orange, which is citrusy with a subtle pine undertone – perfect for the transition out of summer, and to anticipate the shift to the holiday season. Come into either of our retail locations and fall in love with this flavor too!
[photos from Robert Couturier, Elle Decor, and Vogue]