The Christmas holidays are a dim memory, the days are getting shorter and it’s that time of year when it’s getting colder and darker. Nick Scali has some advice on how to beat the chill with cosy colours and soft fabrics to turn your home toasty.
But how can you make your house look and feel ready for the cold spell ahead? First, simply add all those fabrics that seem to create warmth.
Sumptuous velvets, felt and wool are all key, whether in the form of chairs and sofas, rugs or piles of patterned blankets draped prettily over a stool.
Quality, handmade crafts are big in the home this year so try your hand at crocheted and knitted cushions – or keep an eye out for these items in the shops. Look for fabrics that keep you warm, such as sheepskin and shimmering velvets.
To make a space more snuggly, add extra cushions or throws, quirky draft excluders such as knitted sausage dogs and, if you have bare floorboards, scattering rugs around can give you a space that you want to hibernate in.
Colour wise, warm reds, plush purples, regal blues or gold, make fine additions to a room.
With lighting, create plenty of atmosphere: hang a chandelier for drama or place church candles in the fireplace.
So whether you add heavy curtains and soft quilts in the bedroom – or put clever lighting in the living room – your home should feel like your own small piece of a winter wonderland.
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