My lounge was made for winters, its really cozy, esp with an open hearthfire which I don't have going here, its not quite cold enough...looking forward to a cold snap though, just for the hearth fires! An open fire is much nicer to watch than a TV, a far better focus for the room.
Shants is lounging on my nice Shiraz rug, it was a total bargain at £80 from a flea market in Oxford. I don't have a car, and it took quite some dragging home! worth it though, I love exotic rugs!