As we head into the colder months of the year, add warmth to your home with soft layers and homely touches. You’ll love these simple tips and affordable solutions for making your home a warm, relaxing Winter retreat.
Cushions and throws
Layer cushions and throws on your couch to create a little softness, texture and sense of luxury to your living area. Winter is all about adding interest through fabrics and subtle shades so choose pieces with warmer undertones, such as charcoal, chocolate, aubergine and deep greys.
Products L – R: Adairs – Chunky Knit Peal Pink Cushion $69.95, Adairs – European Collection Antalya Silver grey $119.95
Candles are the most affordable way to update your space and instantly add mood to a room. Come Winter, though, it’s time to abandon those fruity, summery scents and opt for something more calming and relaxing. Think of forest scents or even ones used in cooking like vanilla or cinnamon.
If you’re not a fan of candles or candleholders, another great option is a fragrance diffuser or a vaporiser, which is great for burning oil.
Products L-R: Pillow Talk – Soy Wax Candle 400gm (Balance) $39.95, Vast Interior – Ikou diffuser (rest, restore and relax)
Kitchen and Dining
In the dining room, opt for a neutral tablecloth for easy accessorising and add colour through napkins and placemats. If you’re looking for an affordable update, consider a few quirky mugs. Another great way to liven up the room is to use metallic accents. Gold, copper and bronze are all warm shades and will do wonders in creating a cosy vibe.
Products L – R: Adairs – M&R Wild Flower Dipping Bowls (Soft Grey) – $9.95, Howards Storage – Ethos large serving platter (marble) – $59.95
As you transition into Winter, it’s important to choose some lightweight pieces. To keep the look light yet inviting, keep patterns simple to ensure relaxation occurs. Layer throws and cushion on top of the bed as the weather gets colder and once again – choose one accent colour and use it with a neutral base.
We are loving soft cotton washed linen this season – subtle yet inviting!
Products: Adairs – HR Vintage Washed Check $179.95