Hi friends. I want to tell you a little trick I’ve learned in my years as a homemaker. There are lots of different secrets and tips to make you home look the way you want, but I am going to tell you my all-time favorite recipe for COZY!!
We have the honor of working with our friends Garnet Hill to showcase the magic powers of LAYERING!!! I like to joke around a lot about my love of pillows and blankets, and also maybe chairs and wardrobes and then also baskets:D But! there is a reality that I’m super influenced by my environment and when I feel cozy, our days just function so much better.
As the weather is cooling down and Fall right around the corner, this feels like the right time to show you how I try and create cozy spaces with layers.
I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of typical Fall decor. I don’t think any less of people who decorate that way, but I don’t own any pumpkins or Fall-themed art. Those just don’t feel like us. However, what I do like to decorate with in the chillier months are more pillows and blankets! The only thing my husband loves more than my collection of pillows and blankets is when I add more pillows and blankets:D But for real, decorating your home should be personal. You should create an environment that makes YOU feel HOME!
STEP 1. Mattress Topper! We have the Garnet Hill Organic Mattress Pad and are really enjoying it! It’s an easy way to add some extra comfort and protect your mattress. And let’s me real… a lot of stuff just gets peed on these days:) Honestly, I wish we would have invested in a topper the moment any of us got a new mattress.. Still…better late than never:D
STEP 2. Down Comforter. Theres something magical about a good down comforter to me! They just add so much coziness to a bed and bedroom. Their fluffiness makes me want to jump right in! I also love that they can be all-weather blankets. When I’m cold they keep me warm and when it’s hot, I don’t feel bothered by them.
STEP 3. Linen Duvet Cover and Pillow Covers– While I will admit, I have to mentally prepare myself, maybe even stretch a little, before I change a duvet cover, I love that linen bedding only seems to get cozier and cozier with each wash! Linen covers protect our comforters and are easier to wash than essentially a giant sack of feathers, making the challenge of putting a cover on worth it!
Step 4. Pillows– Pillows might be my love language 😀 They’re a simple way to add depth, layers, and they can easily be changed out and moved around to make way for differnt color schemes and seasons!
I like to add vintage pillowcases to our bed and Garnet Hill currently has some that I plan on adding to our room soon! This is a fun way to change up the bedding for the seasons or if you just want a simple refresh. Simple changes can make a huge difference!
STEP 5. Textures. Don’t be afraid to mix and match textures! In fact, you should do this! Layering different textures and colors doesn’t have to be anything crazy. I like bright whites mixed with warm creams and deeper beiges. When it comes to textures, the more the better for me:D I enjoy layering cottons and silks, linens, quilts, waffle prints and knitted blankets together, and feel like mixing all of these beautiful textiles together makes for such an inviting space!
STEP 6. The power of the throw blanket! It’s something so simple, but such an easy way to add warmth and layers all over your home! You can simply add a throw to the end of a bed for that lived-in cozy feel! Or easily stuff your messes in baskets and then cover that mess with a beautiful knit throw 🙂Even throw one over a chair or chairs to create cozy little nooks around the house.
Layering doesn’t just have to be for the beds though! We store throw blankets in baskets and crocks and on the chairs and couches and try to create an environment that’s, not only pretty, but invites us to rest. It’s so nice to be able to have blankets close by to snuggle up in as we read our favorite books and watch our favorite movies together.
Garnet Hill has such a lovely collection of linens, quilts, florals, waffle knits and we truly enjoy adding their cozy touches to our home!