Now that the heat of summer is starting to abate and the kids are heading back to school, it’s time to start thinking warm thoughts of fall and winter: the acrid crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, the first nip of welcome chill in the air, geese and ducks honking their way south, and cozying up with a mug of hot chocolate (don’t forget the marshmallow!) and a good book while the first snowflakes sizzle against the window panes.
What better time to redecorate your home for the fall and winter seasons and the holidays they bring? After all, now that the kids are gone all day, September is time for their parents to play! This is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the upcoming holidays and we suggest you start with the den or family room.
Since time immemorial, the hearth truly has been the heart of the home.
If winter brings thoughts of hibernating in a cozy den, why not decorate your fireplace with bears? After all, they are masters of hibernation! How about adding a bear fireplace screen in a beautiful antique copper finish? You can complement it wonderfully with a set of fireplace tools proudly displayed on a stand decorated with bear heads. Add a coordinating fireplace match holder and you’ll be all ready to light that first cozy fire of the season.
The reading nook
Winter is the perfect time to snuggle down to some serious reading.
If you would like to continue the hibernating bears theme, our grizzly bear club chair is a great place to cuddle up with a comfy pillow and a cozy throw while you read. If that throw is faux bear fur, even better! This handmade leather chair will envelope you in cozy luxury and allow time to slip away in contented comfort.
Add a lamp featuring curious bear cubs scampering over a tree stump to a Sierra side table uniquely constructed of reclaimed teak; don’t forget the stylish coasters of mirror-finished stainless steel bears set into contrasting granite. Now you have the perfect accent pieces for your new reading chair – as well as a place to set that mug of hot chocolate!
Sit back, relax, enjoy your new den, and start thinking about how you want the rest of your house to look for the holiday seasons to come.