No matter how you decide to celebrate the holidays, one of the best parts of the season is getting to enjoy the warm and inviting cozy feel in your home. Whether its laying out a throw on the couch or adding a few festive touches around the house, no need to go all out with the decorations to get into the spirit of the season. Here are some simple and subtle ideas for creating the ultimate cozy little Christmas.
Utilize texture – Bouclé & Velvet
Bouclé and velvet can be used year-round, but there is something about these textures that make them so much suitable for the warmer months. If a sectional or sofa of such textures is too burdensome, especially if you’re not one to change up your furniture too often, give accents a try. These cute ball boucle and velvet pillows can add so much depth to a plain piece of furniture. Or, try adding an ottoman, such as our Skydot or Dakota, to liven up the mood in a room.
Be Bold with Patterns & Colors
The holidays are a great time to experiment with vibrant hues and colors. If you’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing for those delicious holiday dinners, get into the spirit with colorful kitchenware. Get yourself a pair of these Dusen Dusen patterned aprons or oven mitts, or put out some of your favorite snacks in this MoMA La Maison Inondée Bowl for guests to enjoy. The fun colorways will automatically make your kitchen adventures all the more whimsical.
Set the Mood with a Lamp
Sometimes all the holiday preparations and festivities can be exhausting. If cozying up in your bed is all you’re looking forward to after a long day, make it count with ambient lighting. The Asano Paper Moon Lamp adds the most adequate amount of lighting -- perfect for some me-time! If you like a little more functionality and prefer something cordless, &Tradition’s collection of lamps is a contemporary classic. It’s versatile, portable, and even has a three-step dimmer that allows you to choose between brightness levels.
Deck the Halls with Gloss & Lacquer
Something about high-shine surfaces exudes a sense of luxury even if you don’t necessarily bring color into the picture. Set these Addison Ross Scalloped Trays on your coffee table, ottoman, or sideboard for an instant touch of glamour. You can utilize these as a drink tray at your holiday party, or save them for a breakfast in bed on a chilly winter morning. Finished with 20 coats of high gloss lacquer, the shiny décor is reminiscent of those dazzling and sparkly Christmas tree ornaments.
Wow with Stunning Barware
There’s no better way to spread good cheer during the holidays than with good food. If you’re hosting a dinner for friends and family, wow your company with beautiful drinkware and barware. The Ichendorf Tutu Flutes and Tutu Wine Glasses are an elegant way to serve your favorite champagne, cocktail, or fizzy soda. If you are feeling more experimental, get a set of these Rialto Glass Coupe IIs available in an array of gorgeous colors as well as both opaque and translucent finishes. These sleek glasses look wonderful in a mixed set and captures the charm of the holidays perfectly.
From fabric materials to color to design, the possibilities of bringing the cozy holiday cheer into your home are endless. If you’re ready to change it up this year, utilize the tips above to find the right kind of furniture or home accessory for a subtler approach to holiday decorating. And for more inspiration, check out our entire curated collection at 6ixth Sense LA here. Merry shopping!