Who doesn’t love autumn with the leaves changing colour to a warm reddish brown. But those days will soon be a distant memory and people are settling in for Sydney’s winter season.
Here are some great ways to prepare your home for the cold and help keep the winter blues at bay.
Decorate with cosy knits and throws
Add warmth to your space by pampering your living and bedroom with an assortment of comfortable textured throws and pillows. You won’t be spoilt for choice with a great mix of fabrics available now from velvet or wool to sheepskin. If your budget allows for it why not splash out on a bold cashmere throw. Trending right now for knitted accessories are huge chunky cable-knits replacing demure weaves.
Soft textured rugs in your home
If your house flooring is mainly timbered or tiled a great way to add warmth and softness to the floor is a lovely throw rug. Not only does it keep you feet toasty but will also bring in a splash of colour and texture to the space. Be mindful to choose rugs that fit the mood and colour scheme of your space.
Candlelight add character to your decor
Don’t worry if you can’t get the fireplace ready in time for winter you can add some character to the space with just a cluster of flickering candle lights. You can now opt to buy decorative candles as well as the candlestick to usher in a charming warm glow. Even just a few candles can turn a cold and dreary winter night into a magical and intimate setting.
Warm interior colour scheme
If you need help painting your walls to fit into your winter scheme why not follow natures lead and go with neutral palette of winter-morning greys. So it doesn’t look to sterile or cold make sure you balance the room with some rich shades and warm colours. Midnight blue, bright orange or vibrant red will all work as great accent colours and contrast nicely against the soft grey palette of the wall.
Fresh flowers in your space
Even though spring is sadly over to keep up a natural freshness and sweet smell in the house always have a mix bunch of flowers. These will add some green hues to balance the seasonal changes outside, along with a lovely vase arrangement featuring the fresh flowers of your choice.
Warm wood in interiors
To get the look feel of a cosy wooden cabin incorporate some wooden accessories into your interior. Wood has undeniable natural warmth so your guaranteed to create an inviting look this winter. A few new wooden cabinets, a stylish new dining table, or even a simple coffee table in natural wood should do the trick.
Layers on layers in interior design
One important key to winter styling just like in winter fashion is to layer with fabrics. In your bedroom use several different layers of bedding such as quilt covers, comforters and throws to get the winter makeover it deserves. In the living room or dining room cosy up for the season by adding in a layer of simple slip-covers over your chairs. Slip covered chairs add warmth and style to any seated setting.
So as the temperatures outside drop try and use these tips and tricks to make the best out of your winter.
If you need some help styling your home for the coming Winter, you may wish to contact the team of Inspired Spaces.