Greetings friends, I am come to you from the frozen tundra that is Wisconsin! We have almost 2 feet of snow on the ground and have a -25 degree wind chill! When I say it is winter what I mean is, “Elsa has lost her dang mind with this Frozen stuff!!!” In light of this I am talking about How to cozy up a home with decor for winter.
**This post is sponsored by Pottery Barn, all opinions are my own**
I currently know a lot about winter, love to talk home decor, and with it being so cold outside I am spending a lot of time hibernating. When Pottery Barn came to me about their Faux fur blankets and pillows I was excited. I decorated my home with the magical feeling that is this season, with my Christmas home. But, this time of year, regardless of the holiday season I like my home cozy.
Just as a reminder, this is what I am dealing with! This, while very beautiful is not cozy. It is cold and wet. Fun to watch from the warm confines of my home, with it’s climate controlled heat. Although my kids are loving this, they can be the snow bunnies. Since I go into the holiday season singing Christmas carols you would think I enjoy winter. However, I grew up in Southern California and I go kicking and screaming into any weather colder than 50 degrees, this that we are dealing with now makes me want to layer a bunch of sweaters, sip hot chocolate and nap until spring comes.
I spend my time cuddling up and relaxing in my home, typically my favorite spot to cozy up is in my bedroom. My bedroom has gone through a few changes since the last time you have seen it, mainly a new and cushy headboard. The rest of the space still works wonderfully for my needs of working and relaxing in here.
This has become my quiet space. The one difficulty with having my office in my bedroom is that this bed looks so cozy it can be a distraction! I put some plaid wrapping paper in the serving tray I made, and use it to steady a warm cup of coffee while I read. Did I mention all of my kids are in school now during the day? So I may or may not slack off, huddled up in this bed with a good book once the crew is off to school.
Then I got these faux quail fur pillows and blanket and my cozy dreams became even better. You guys, this is actually my first time having Pottery Barn pillows, and even their pillow inserts are what I literally dream about in this cozy bed. They are so fluffy! I will never look back with these inserts, they fill the pillow cases so fully, which can sometimes be lacking depending on the pillow insert. Not here, you actually have to work to get the pillow insert into the faux fur case. Which I unabashedly count as my exercise for the day.
Then mix in these cute faux sheepskin pillows and the light and bright feeling to my bed pops beautifully. I also have to make the required joke of counting sheep now, while knowing no sheep were harmed in the making of these fluffy beauties!
Winter is the best excuse ever to read a good book, I am all about being outdoors… but in summer. Winter I am convinced is for hibernating, staying inside nice and warm. Maybe read a book, listen to music, or snoozing the afternoon away.
My kids have the best idea ever, explore the world from the comforts of some fluffy pillows and a cozy blanket big enough for all three of my crew.
I could not keep them away from my bed while I was taking all of these pictures. The afternoon sun was shining in, we were all still in our pajamas… because… Sunday.. and it is winter. Once I took these sweet pictures I cuddled up with them and we went exploring. With a few tickles and knock-knock jokes thrown in to liven things up.
Oh friends, these days I think we all need some ways to cozy up a home with decor for winter. This is such a busy season and slowing down is needed to recharge.
I am loving these pillows and blanket, I feel so fortunate to have a brand like Pottery Barn contact me. This is my first time ever decorating with faux fur (in Wisconsin there is a lot of the real stuff in some homes) but this is more my idea of fur. You get the cozy feelings, warming up of a space, and the fluffiest bed you have ever been, all without any little furry friends being hurt. Yes please! I now know that faux fur is such a simple way to cozy up a home with decor for winter!
I feel like this post might give you the impression that all I do in winter is lay around, nap, read and huddle under the covers waiting for it to warm up outside. Which you would be very correct in that assumption. I am a West Coast girl stuck in a Midwest winter and fight it every year! Having a cozy bed to ignore the chill outside makes it a little less of a sting.
Do you love winter? Or are you hibernating like me through the cold season?