Today I spent the day rolling my carpet back out in my living room so that I could put my blanket on my kotatsu table. One of the nice things about Japanese winter is the kotatsu. A kotatsu is a coffee table with a removable table top so that a blanket can be placed between it and the frame, which holds a little electric heater.
I found this picture on Wikipedia. It shows the way we live under our kotatsu here in Japan in the winter. It becomes our desk, dinner table, a place to read and even take naps.
I have had a lovely evening sitting under my kotatsu, hopefully the first of many this winter!