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Interior design blog by Red Door DesignWorks. INTERIOR DECOR. HOME STAGING. ROOM REDESIGN. Greater Boston area. Arlington, Winchester, Lexington, Belmont, Somerville, Cambridge. 

Layering for the winter

As you add clothing layers to keep warm for the colder weather, why not do the same for your home? While we love a minimal look, we also love the idea of “layering”: adding upon what you already have to bring a sense of warmth and coziness to your home. It is during these months of spending much more time indoors that we need our home to truly be a place of comfort.


So, where to begin? Let’s start with your windows. We tend to use lighter, more breathable materials on our windows during the warmer months. Instead of taking them down, simply add a heavier panel onto the same rod, perhaps something in wool that will give your windows some more weight (and insulation).
For your coffee table, add some magazines, a bowl and a candle. Your couch can also reflect a layered look..adorn your seating with a throw and extra pillows.

Layering can even be achieved on the floor. One of our favorite ways of upping the design ante in a room is to layer rugs. If you have wall-to-wall carpeting, don't hesitate to put an area rug down over it. The same principle applies for placing a small area rug atop a larger one. By doing this, you add new color and dimension to your room.