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Monthly Column published in the KC Magazine of Kane County under the "Living By Design" section

Vignette Home Decor, Inc.
Batavia, IL

Vignette Home Decor, Inc.

Conceptualization to Execution

Originally Published:
March 2014 - Kane County Magazine

Cozy up in a home filled with warmth and comfort

Winter may be on its way out the door, but spring’s earliest days still can offer a chill. It’s times like these you want to snuggle up in your favorite chair with a mug of coffee and a good book, or share the couch with a blanket with your family.

Creating a warm and cozy home is more than simply turning up the thermostat. Cozy rooms are reflected in those things that fill them up. In the family room, sofas with down-filled cushions, and lots of throws and pillows invite relaxation and comfort. Chairs that offer pillow-like, higher arms are great places to nestle.

Fabric is at center stage in any cozy room – think soft chenille, rich velour and even velvet for your furniture and accents. Ottomans are essential, to prop your feet and get comfortable, or to use for game night, for video gaming, or to store those favorite blankets and throws.

Keep the warmth and comfort as you move throughout the home with a palette of browns and other earthy colors. In a library or office, try a tufted leather chair to soften the edges of desks and technology. In the bedroom, complement your most comfortable piece of furniture –the bed–with a chaise lounge, perfect for relaxing before bedtime, catching a show on television, or simply stretching out after a long day at work.

It’s cold and windy in the Tri-Cities, so cover your windows with functional draperies, those you can open and close. Finish the feel with adjustable lighting, a design must! Dimmer switches offer a great and easy solution to lighting a room, as do multiple areas of lighting throughout the space.

Whatever size your room, and whatever the season may bring, it’s simple to create an atmosphere that makes you want to snuggle up and enjoy your home, any day of the year.

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