Now that the winter has truly landed, what are our top tips for winter proofing your home? And not just from a warmth point of view, but also from a stylistic one?
BRING THE HEARTH TO THE CENTER OF YOUR HOME
First thing is first. If you are lucky enough to have an open fire in your home, now is the time to make a proper feature of it.
Even if you don’t have, the focal point of the room ought to be looking in towards the fire, whatever type of heating you have.
It doesn’t matter if it isn’t an open fire, even the most basic of fire can be beautified by a sensational mantelpiece and decorative fire surround.
Tile, stencil or paint around your hearth, to make it stand out and appear warmer for the winter.
Also, position all the furniture around the central point of your hearth, to bring a truly cozy feel to the room.
TEXTURE IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING
Fluffy throws and soft, fur like bedding will make you feel warmer, even when you are not in bed!
Nothing says comfort more than something plush that you can snuggle into!
COLOR, COLOR AND MORE COLOR
Now is not the time to explore the fifty shades of gray.
A more inventive approach to your palette is needed in the winter months. Bright colors will make the room seem warmer, it is just that simple!
MAXIMIZE THE DAYLIGHT WITH LARGE MIRRORS
Because it is going to be darker in the winter months, make the most of the daylight you’ve got by hanging large mirrors opposite the windows, to reflect the daylight.
SWEEPING STATEMENTS IN THE WINDOWS
Bold window dressings are called for in winter. Overlarge drapes that are bigger than the window frame, trap heat and look sensational to boot.
DRESS YOUR CHAIRS FOR WINTER
Chair coverings and plush cushions and throws can make even the most minimal looking dining chairs appear padded, chic and cozy for the winter.
The good thing about chair coverings, is that you can swap and change them with your mood and to match the season!
GET YOUR SHEEPSKIN RUG OUT OF THE LOFT!
There is nothing like having something soft and fluffy underfoot. Winter is the time for the sensual, so get your soft rugs out of storage and on the floor.
This also goes for area rugs, because now is not the season for wooden floors to go uncovered!