Bring in some unfinished wood.
There's something about winter that calls for rough wood accents in our interiors. (Maybe it's all that firewood stacked beside the fireplace.) Pick up a few crates from your local vintage shop, flip them around so the open side is face-down, and stack two or three to create a DIY side table. Or arrange them two boxes high along a wall for a low-profile bookcase. (Be sure to keep it low if they're not bolted to the wall.) These berry crates from Union Wood Company have an organic, raw texture that would add interest to any space.
Berry Crates. $45. At Union Wood Company.
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