We have all noticed how the days are getting darker and colder as we swap our light jackets for our cosy winter coats. The same principle should apply to our homes as we inject some extra layers of warmth to our décor to help us feel happy and cosy during the winter months.
Here are my Top 5 Tips on Winter Decorating to give your home some extra sparkle and warmth this Winter.
Tip 1 – Let there be Light
To add more light to your rooms, I would suggest that you might like to add a new floor lamp or table lamp for extra illumination especially in dark corners that need some extra light. You could consider swapping low wattage bulbs with brighter energy efficient bulbs to help brighten those dark winter afternoons.
Tip 2 – Update your furniture
Plaids and checks are another favourite for winter decorating like this sofa upholstered in this red plaid fabric by Romo available from our Aspire Design Studio.
Alternatively, you could introduce plaid or check fabrics in curtains or scatter cushions, like this beautiful fabric by Blendworth also available from our Aspire Design Studio.
Add some extra warmth and a real design feature with a statement chair. Velvet is the perfect choice for adding warmth to your home, like this beautiful statement chair from DFS.
Tip 3 – Accessories and Scented Candles.
Add some winter scents to your home with some stylish aromatic candles. Consider scents like pine cones, cinnamon, nutmeg etc
Consider adding some winter décor to your dining table, mantle or console table with the use of soft candle light pine cones, lanterns or a floral display with evergreens etc
Antlers and Stag heads are another great décor idea during the winter months.
A winter wreath for your hall door makes a great first impression and an inviting ambience for your home.
Tip 4 – Throws and Scatter Cushions
To give your existing sofas an instant update consider layering with throws and cushions for the perfect addition for those chilly nights.
Throws and cushions are not only for your living room as they will also create a stylish statement in your bedroom and can easily be changed each season. Mohair, wool and herringbone throws are very popular. Both stylish and practical they are the perfect choice for updating your home.
Tip 5 – Rugs
Rugs are another wonderful way to add some warmth to your home and a super way to instantly update your room. Consider a superior quality wool rug with a vibrant palette to give your room a splash of colour. The Nuru rug pictured below from Aspire Design is a hand tufted pure new wool which starts from €490 and this would certainly add instant warmth and colour to any home this winter.
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