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Rustic and Cozy Living Room Just in Time for the Holidays!

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Oh I wish I could wake up to this just once in November or December!

Every year around late October, early November I start longing for cooler temps. However, living in Southeastern North Carolina means Thanksgiving always has a 50/50 chance of doubling as a beach day. In order to get myself in the holiday mood, I like to decorate for the season, crank the A/C (or if I am lucky and the weather is cool with low humidity, open all the windows) and indulge in homemade beef stew and Netflix.

I have been enjoying the rustic log cabin direction designers are going this season. Cable-knit sweater throws mixed with warm flannel ones, burlap baskets, textured LED candles, fireplaces with roaring fires inviting you to snuggle up with a good book…I could go on and on!  This year, Avon has introduced Avon Living, a magalog focusing on all the season’s must-have home decor items in one place. Today I am focusing on the pieces that will give my living room (and yours too) that cozy, rustic feel without breaking the bank. (Disclaimer: I am an individual sales consultant for Avon. Any purchases made through links in this post will be made via my Avon eStore and will result in a commission paid to me.)

prod_5241249_xl_2Cooler temperatures mean more reasons to curl up on the couch under a blanket or two. Avon’s Cozy Cable-Knit Throw and Heritage Plaid Throw ($29.99 each) are as cozy as their names suggest! Since I am a blanket thief, I like having 2 blankets for myself with a few extras for the family. I’m keeping the extras handy and safe from pet hair in Avon’s Reindeer Silhouette-Design Burlap Basket Set (set of 2, $22.99). Once it’s time to decorate for Christmas, I plan on covering my usual throw pillows with Avon’s Vintage-Inspired Pillow Cover Set (set of 2 covers, $19.99)

p654-1To add a bit of warmth, low lighting and leaving behind the worry of furry tails knocking over candles, I am using LED lights in any area that the dogs or cat can get to. The battery operated Avon LED Light String (10 ft, $12.99) can be hung from the mantle or added to their 10″ Seeded Glass Hurricane ($19.99) for a festive sparkle. Additional hurricanes can be filled with Avon’s Set of 3 Bark-Textured LED Candles (set of 3, $19.99) and placed on the fireplace mantle or coffee table. The bark-textured candles make a great alternative to lighting a fire on a warm evening (especially if your fireplace doesn’t work or is fake). Simply place them in your (clean and empty) fireplace after turning them on. Add a string or two of the LED string lights for extra worry-free sparkle!

If you prefer scented candles or have a space high enough up from fluffy tails, Avon’s 3-wick, 11 oz scented candles are on sale and a great bargain at only $9.99 each (regularly $19.99). Stock up now scents like Holiday Spice, Vanilla Buttercream or my personal favorite, Fireside while they last and before the sale ends!

prod_5236626_xlTo make my entry way as cozy as my living room, I am adding just a couple rustic details with Avon’s Branch Wreath with LED Lights ($24.99) hanging on my front door and their Reversible Welcome Mat ($19.99) set to “Welcome Home,” not only will I feel grateful that muddy paws aren’t tracking in dirt, my guests will be greeted in rustic style!

Turning your living room into a rustic, cozy retreat is easier than it sounds thanks to Avon and their Avon Living magalog. Now is the perfect time to pack away any remaining summer decorations and embrace a great style that will take your home from Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year’s!

Next time, I will tell you how I am making over my kitchen just in time for some holiday baking!

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