10 Comfy-Cozy Living Room Essentials for Fall and Beyond
Crisp autumn air is here. Embrace the fall weather this weekend and tackle a few last home to-dos. As days get colder and nights grow longer, you'll want to savor every bit of fire and light that you can get. Prepare the hearth, arrange candles strategically and simplify decor before you cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy the comforts of a warm living room.
If an open fire is too stressful for you, opt for an electric fireplace instead. This wall-mounted electric unit offers all the luxuries of a real fireplace without the danger. You can even set a timer for the fireplace to automatically shut off. It also comes with a dual-mode feature that allows you to enjoy a realistic flame with or without the heat. Get the mood just right by changing the color and adjusting the brightness of the LED flame.
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Frame the Fire
If you do have a real fireplace, dress it up with a stylish screen. Choose one made of metal to reflect the light of the flickering flames it contains. This three-panel screen is a great example of fireplace jewelry, as the antique copper frame will add even more warmth and shine to the hearth.
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Rustic & Ready
It's hard to tell when the last wave of warm weather will blow over for good. Have your fireplace or wood stove ready before winter winds drift in. Prepare for the brisk autumn temperatures and spend the weekend chopping wood or placing your first order for firewood. This rustic rack will keep a small stack of firewood neat, tidy, and ready for the first snow of the season.
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Keep It Burning
Pro Tip: Don't forget to have your chimney professionally inspected this fall. You might be more inclined to gather around a fire sooner and more frequently if you have it cleared, cleaned, and capped early on in the season. Make sure you have all your tools in order to keep the fire burning. This black iron set will disguise soot and blend into the background of your living room—so handy, right?
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Fireplace mantels are a hot spot for home decor. Don a mantel with a ticking clock for ambient sound as you curl up with a good book or spruce it up with green garland and shiny ornaments. Whatever accessories you have to display, don't overlook the mantel itself. Materials play a lead role in warming up a space. Distressed wood, as featured in this mantel, will texturize a sleek, contemporary fireplace or enhance the rustic look of a traditional surround.
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Woodsy Focal Point
There are pros and cons of storing firewood indoors. If you've decided against it, you can still achieve the same look with a statement-making wooden piece of furniture. This stump-shaped stool looks like a bundle of logs, but it's made of finished teak. It's a great conversation starter whether you use it as an accent table or an extra seat.
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The Perfect Pillow
There's no texture problem that fur can't fix. If your living room still looks too polished, try a fuzzy pillow or two. These faux fur pillows by Carstens are animal-friendly and super soft. Arrange them on a smooth leather sofa or recliner for luxe lodge appeal. The variety of rich, neutral tones will work well with just about any color palette.
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An open flame may not be your first choice if you're renting or childproofing your home. Battery-operated candles are always the safest option when bringing fire or light inside. You can also arrange flameless candles in risky nooks and crannies like on a high shelf, under the TV or in lanterns along the staircase. Most LED candles require you to manually turn each one off individually, which can be annoying, but this set comes with a remote control and timer.
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It's still a little early to bring out the Christmas tree, but a few simple decorations can put you in the spirit of the upcoming season. Use fairy lights sparingly, add a cute figurine of a fox or deer and give plain candles a new look with ornate holders, like this silver set. Frosty metallic accents will complement a warm room design nicely.
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Take the chill off this winter with a heavy throw. A well-placed throw can make any living room look more inviting with a perfectly imperfect placement across a chaise or over a sofa corner. This fluffy ivory blanket makes a long winter's nap even more enticing. Its cruelty-free faux fur is an elegant addition to any casual chic look.
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