"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize..."

(Clairee, Steel Magnolias).  

Cozying up with a throw -- on the sofa, in bed, with a good read, or your favorite snugglebug -- is a natural response to temperatures dropping outside.  In more temperate climates, the warmth factor is less relevant than the cushy effect. 

Throws are great accessories in any room because they function exactly as accessories do: they add visual interest, a layer of texture, and reinforce your vibe for a fraction of the cost of the staples that anchor how everything works. 

So while some of our wardrobe changes may arise from weather conditions in real life, some lucky you's out there may be just getting to replacing your summery florals with a more wintry color scheme to get into the spirit.  

In the same vein, swapping out or adding in a throw brings some flair to marking the seasonal shift.  

You can't go wrong with cable knit...

Whether your look is light and airy, or a little moodier.  Changing the scale of the knit adds dimension too.

A solid color gives a neutral palette more depth; or it brings a pop.

For me, the ultimate is fur.  In a crisp modern space, in a feminine sitting room, in a whimsical yet organic living room.It screams cozy, and there are sustainable options for the real thing as well as faux. 

Or toss in some pattern to bring in some subtle funk.

Feeling inspired to accessorize? They make excellent gifts too.  Check out some of the selections below, get your weekend going, and you're on your way --- wishing you all a great weekend.