How to Make Your Westchester Home Feel Cozy This Winter

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Your home will feel cozy in an instant with these tips. Adobe Stock | Viktoriia

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

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

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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

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

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