Winter decorating is all about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that offers respite from the cold. With these five winter decorating tips, you can infuse your living space with comfort, style, and a touch of seasonal charm.
This time of year, it’s time to bring out the "Winter Warmers," the cosy and comforting elements of winter interior design. This revolves around creating a welcoming and snug atmosphere to combat the cold and dark months. Thick, soft blankets and plush cushions in warm, earthy tones are essential for creating a cosy escape. Winter Warmers are all about transforming spaces into havens of comfort, providing a refuge from the chilly weather outside.
1. Layer Up with Textiles
When winter arrives, it's time to indulge in luxurious textiles that add warmth and texture to your home. Introduce plush throws and soft blankets to your living room or bedroom or opt for richly textured area rugs to insulate your floors and create a cosy feel underfoot. These layers of textiles will not only provide physical warmth but also lend a visually appealing and comforting touch to your space.
With a handwoven structure, Pebble Rug from Muuto contrasts the materials of its soft, woollen loops with its sturdy canvas base in a cooling jute yarn. Pebble Rug has a distinct and modern woven texture for any home, hospitality setting, lobby, hotel space or co-working area.
For adding texture in creative ways look to the Risk Knits from The Wrong Shop. Like its counterparts, this second, strongly contrasting work in the Risk Knit series explores the roots of computing. Loops of yarn interlink from one continuous thread, creating a sturdy and flexible interface to be hung on the wall.
2. Embrace Earthy Colours and Warm Tones
Bring the soothing colours of winter indoors by incorporating earthy hues and warm tones into your decor. Shades of deep burgundy, forest green, rich brown, and warm neutrals like beige and taupe can evoke an inviting ambiance. Consider adding decorative accessories in these colours to infuse your space with a seasonal vibe. You can also introduce metallic accents in gold or copper to add a touch of glamour and enhance the warmth of the room.
Available as a dining chair, barstool and lounge chair, the extreme simplicity of the Tom Dixon Fat chair design is a testament to form following function, whilst maintaining a humorous silhouette and a reductionist aesthetic.
Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table lamp, winning the Compasso d’Oro in 1979 and completely revolutionising the way we imagine the classic bedside lamp.
3. Incorporate Natural Elements
Winter is the perfect time to celebrate nature's beauty by integrating natural elements into your decor. Display arrangements of plants or flower vases to bring a touch of the outdoors inside. Utilise candlelight to infuse a warm and flickering glow that instantly adds charm and relaxation. Adorn your tabletops with a centrepiece, incorporate candles to create a fragrant and visually appealing focal point. Adding these organic elements not only adds visual interest but also connects you with the tranquillity of the winter season.
The Ridge vase presents a new way to display flowers through its sculptural expression along with an artful character when not in use.
The Spin candelabra is an industrial-strength piece of table-top engineering designed to act as a kinetic centrepiece and produce infinite arrangements.
4. Create Ambient Lighting
The right lighting can significantly impact the mood and ambiance of your space during winter. Invest in table lamps, floor lamps, or string lights to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere.
The IC Floor Lamp designed by Michael Anastassiades is part of the IC Collection, a series of lights from Flos that explores balance.
Melt is a beautifully distorted lighting globe that creates a mesmerising melting hot blown glass effect.
5. Cosy Nooks and Comfortable Seating
Designate cosy nooks and create comfortable seating areas where you can curl up with a book or enjoy a cup of tea. Invest in an accent lounge seat, oversized pillows, and soft blankets in a reading corner or window seat. Add a small side table to hold your favourite winter reads or a warm beverage.
The Eameses’ modern take on a 19th-century club chair has not only endured for more than 50 years, it has become one of the most significant furniture designs of the 20th century. The Eames lounge and ottoman is instantly recognisable and enduringly fresh.
Just the essentials — The Edge Bedside Table finds its inspiration in wooden trays. Crafted of solid wood, it has a subtle raised edge that prevents objects from sliding off, as well as a drawer for concealed storage.
Winter decorating is an opportunity to embrace the season's charm and create a welcoming haven within your home. By incorporating these five winter decorating tips you can transform your space into a cosy and inviting sanctuary. Embrace the season's beauty, gather inspiration from nature, and let your creativity flourish as you infuse your home with warmth and comfort this winter.