How to Make Your Westchester Home Feel Cozy This Winter

Three local designers share their favorite ways — from fireplace accessories to pillows — to make your home cozy this winter.

The season for all things cozy and comforting has arrived in Westchester. Get your home ready for long days spent indoors by adding a few warming touches throughout your space. Here, local design pros share top tips to incorporate welcoming elements into your abode for a wonderful winter in the 914.

Upgrade your hearth with new fireplace accessories and a screen, so it serves as a focal point even when the fire isn’t on. We also love to incorporate seasonal dried branches as centerpieces. There are some unique options during the colder months, like dried cotton stems, grasses, and German statice.” —Barrett Oswald, Barrett Oswald Designs

As Oswald notes, fireplaces can have a major impact when it comes to crafting a cozy home. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at these statement fireplaces.

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“Oversized, textured pillows! Bring in the neutrals, with hints of black, white, and orange. Add to that a braided chunky throw blanket and sit by the fire. Also, I am really into oversized floor pillows. It’s great in a family room for additional seating and so cozy. I love the Maxim Floor Pillow from Verellen. Just imagine sitting on this in front of a fireplace. It couldn’t get any better.” —Wendy Strauss, Strauss House Designs

While there are so many pillows to shop nowadays, the key to picking the perfect one is to consider texture and tone. We love this selection from Anthropologie, which features a variety of materials and hues, so there’s something for every home aesthetic.

We love to add a decorative basket to family rooms so that we can always keep several throws on hand. Nothing says winter coziness like a chunky wool throw.” —Tara Kantor, Tara Kantor Interiors

The easiest hack to create a cozy home has to be the addition of a chunky wool throw. Take a cue from Kantor and pick up a blanket that will get you through snowy days and chilly nights. This one from Pottery Barn seems like a perfect fit.

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