With the days getting shorter and the temperatures dropping, it’s clear that winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to embrace the change and prepare your home for the cooler months ahead. Read on to find out how to style your home for winter…
Brighten your home for Winter
The Winter months are dreary enough without dark and dingy interiors making it worse. Winter is the perfect time to use colour creatively to style your home. You can introduce pops of colour in cushions, throws and rugs quickly without spending a fortune. A bright duvet cover could be just the thing to lift the look in your bedroom. Just swap out a few items that give you the biggest impact for the least effort and expense. Keeping an eye on new colour trends is a great way to give your interior a fresh, modern update. This seasons on trend colours of moody blues, teals, burnt orange, mustard and sage are perfect to warm up your interior and distract you from the cold weather outdoors! And remember the key to using colours is just to embrace it and have fun!
It’s good to think about styling your home to suit the change in temperature so introducing rich textures such as velvet, fur or wool are perfect. Interesting fabrics and textures are the fastest way to change a room and make it feel snug and wintery. Chuck a fur throw over the back of your couch or on the foot of your bed for a sense of warmth – not only does the texture give the room a life but it’s practical one the chilly evenings when you can pull it over you while watching a movie or reading a book. The texture of a soft velvet quilt or cushions also brings a luxe cosiness.
Create atmosphere with lighting
A lamp is an easy way to style your home, add atmosphere and intimacy to a room. A great looking floor lamp is key to not only brightening up a space but also adding a modern touch to your room, perfect bedside a couch or favourite chair. There are so many different types of light bulbs available now; an oversized dolly bulb looks great in many of the current styles but think about the type of light you like – softer, warmer light creates more ambience than a cool white light. Scented candles are lovely to use dotted around your home for a warm glow in the Winter, they can also provide an uplifting fragrance.
Bring the outside indoors
The indoor plant trend continues to evolve and gather momentum. From succulents to fiddle leaf figs and ferns, this is a trend that isn’t going away. Whether you choose large or small plants, groupings or standalone pots, the addition of living greenery to your home will soften the edges and make you feel like Spring is just around the corner! There is gorgeous array of pots, buckets and hanging planters out there that will help brighten your home too. Check out our blog post about keeping indoor plants alive here.
A cosy bedroom
Soft sheets are worth their weight in gold, and a set of flannel sheets is the only way to go in the winter. There is nothing worse than feeling cold during the night so making your bed as warm as possible is key to a good nights sleep. This is the time to update your duvet inners, underlays and blankets so you have suitable winter weight bedding.
Do you have any tips about how to style your home? Feel free to share them in the comments below.