Want to warm up your home for winter but not sure where to start? We spoke to Nola Sandell from The Property Stylists Canberra and got her top three tips for creating an inviting, seasonal environment in your home to get you through the cold months. It doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise, just a few winter touches, and you’ve got yourself a cosy corner with a winter feel – the key is in choosing the right items.
Check out Nola’s tips, as well as some oh-so cosy home interior ideas below.
TIP ONE: Choose luxurious textures
Add winter textures to your soft furnishings to make your sofas and beds places you’ll want to settle down into. Think faux fur, velvet or chunky knitted cushions and throws, tweed fabrics and natural wicker baskets with timber platters and bowls.
TIP TWO: Create Ambience
To add a warm mood throughout your home, use candles or a soft lamp. Large feature candles, scented or small tea-light candles arranged on a favourite plate, tray or platter double as a decorative room feature. Try a single-statement lamp instead of an overhead light to instantly create a warm and cosy mood.
TIP THREE: Use warm colours
Adding a few new cushions to your existing furniture is one of the easiest ways to warm up a room. Hot colours of choice for this winter are soft pinks, lattes, greys, teal, dark blue and indigo or the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2015, Marsala, a burgundy colour. Cushions are inexpensive to buy or grab the sewing machine and get creative!