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.)
Cooler 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)
To 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!
To 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!