Now it is getting dark before 5pm and the cold weather is finally starting to hit after a warm autumnal spell, it's a great time to think about making your home more cosy and comforting for winter. After a hard day at work all I want is to close the doors, shut the curtains and snuggle up on the sofa.
As soon as it starts to go dark then pep up your space with a warm glow from strategically placed lamps, or even better, use candles and lanterns for that flickering glow. A scented candle also adds to the atmosphere!
|Brompton Lantern from Bayswater Interiors|
A focal point such as a fireplace, especially with an open fire or log burner, really ups the cosiness factor, but if you have a fireplace and don't want to light a fire, try arranging logs, pine cones and winter foliage interspersed with fairy lights for a pretty effect.
Lots of texture from cushions makes a room feel more cosy, even if the furniture is more formal. Chunky knits, faux fur, suede and velvets all give a lovely tactile quality to sofas and beds, and layering up throws with can be pulled over you on a cold, snowy day, all add to the effect. Take time to add a few new items to coffee tables and bedside tables such as books, flowers or decorative accessories such as glass jars full of baubles or clove studded oranges, put your favourite box set on TV and grab a mug of hot chocolate or a mulled wine, and snuggle up.
|Cushion from Bayswater Interiors|