It is going to be a wet cold winter season this year if the start of the year and El Niño is anything to go by. Now is the perfect time to cosy up your home and get ready to create a cocooning, welcoming environment, as we shift most of our time to indoor living. Here are our top 5 tips to warm up your home in winter using décor.
1. Add Layers
You don’t have to swap out all your summer items when the seasons change, but to prepare for the drop in temperature consider layering lovely thick textured throws, blankets, pillows, and rugs for that extra warmth. Materials such as faux fur, wool and velvet are great for this time of year. Don’t overlook also swapping out textiles such as curtains or bedding to thicker fabrics and textures for the cooler seasons. We love Adairs and Bed, Bath, and Table for beautiful homewares and soft furnishings.
2. Introduce Florals
Dried florals are a great way to beautify your space in the cooler months, they also last a long time and can add a reminiscent nod to the warmer months. It is always nice to have a floral arrangement either on your coffee table, console table, or dining table. Faux floral twigs, branches, and greenery are also great to give that evergreen look. We recommend looking at Everbloome and Tara Dennis.
3. Bring in beautiful scents
In winter your environment can tend to get stuffy, as we leave windows shut and doors closed, so consider beautiful scents to enrich your space. For winter we love the muskier notes, but you can opt for any scent that you love. Scented candles are a great way to change the feel of a room, also diffusers or even wax melts will do the trick. There are so many wonderful candle brands on the market or try a natural scent with a high-quality essential oil.
4. Make your outdoor space winter friendly
Don’t neglect your outdoor spaces, the Australian home tends to revolve around great outdoor spaces so why not make use of them in winter too. Think about adding a fire pit so you can still enjoy the outdoors and those cool nights under the stars or add an inexpensive pergola or cover structure or even a cantilever umbrella so you can enjoy sitting outdoors even if the weather shifts. Create atmosphere with some outdoor fairy lights or lanterns, so you get that ambient glow even if you just catch a glimpse through your window. Bunnings has great outdoor solutions.
5. Get your tones on point
When changing your décor for the seasons, it is nice to take inspiration from the surrounding environment, in autumn and winter warm earth tones such as mustards, greens, rich blues, rust tones and deep reds will echo the changing leaves. This winter colours such as blush, deep pinks and even purples are on trend. You can introduce a new colour just by simply swapping out some accessories, cushions or throws to give your room a lift. Lots of warmer tones such as browns, beiges and caramels will be popular with homeware designers this season. Target and Kmart both have some really great inexpensive accent décor.