Warm Up Your Home with Amber

Noticed the squirrels squirreling away their acorns recently? Autumn is the perfect time to think about getting your home cozy and warm for the winter. One easy addition that will heat up your decor: pieces made of amber (or similarly-hued).

Amber is a semi-precious natural material, a gemstone formed from fossilized tree resin. Genuine amber is popular in jewelry and beads and is believed to have protective and healing attributes. Its orange-yellow color reflects the color of the fall leaves and automatically evokes visions of the aptly-named “amber glow” associated with homey, comfortable spaces.

Amber-hued lighting is the antidote to the sterile white lighting found in many modern homes; it’s welcoming, soft, and warm. And it’s not just for rustic homes (though it is perfect for a lodge-like space):

Entry by Peace Design

…but it’s applicable to rooms of any style:

Photo credit: Peter A. Sellar
Living Room by Bruce Palmer Coastal Design
Dining Room by Angus Mackenzie Architect
Kitchen by Studio R Squared LLC

Fixtures of every shape and style add instant warmth with amber:

Dainolite 9-Light Amber Ice Cube Floor Lamp
Trend Pantino Wall Sconce
Arteriors Ice Faceted Amber Glass & Iron Pendant
AF Lighting Crystal Teardrop Pendant
AF Lighting Ponderosa Table Lamp
AF Lighting Olivia Table Lamp
Trend Delphi Table Lamp

Amber can go beyond the light, too; it works on for accessories and even sinks!

Arteriors Topher Amber Short Glass Vase
Nameeks Melissa Toothbrush Holder
Vigo Amber Sunset Vessel Sink with Waterfall Faucet
Aquabrass Round Amber Sculpted Tempered Glass Basin
Bathroom by Keir Townsend

(That’s actually recycled glass with LED lighting. How awesome is it?)

And for the true amber lover, dazzle with a large-scale feature wall:
Powder Room by Hallmark Interior Design LLC

Feeling warmer yet?

Happy autumn!