Tips For Styling Your Home This Winter
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The clocks have gone back and the colder weather is well on its way. For many of us in the UK, the start of November means the heating is back and the I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! adverts have begun, meaning the festive season is right around the corner.
Once the shorter days and longer nights come around, there’s nothing better than getting cosy in your comfiest PJs and settling down on the sofa with a brew and you’re going to want to create the perfect ambience to match.
Whether you’re planning on a complete redecoration for winter or if you just want to tweak things a little bit, there are many ways you can switch up your interior style for winter.
Adding texture into your home will instantly add warmth and character to your space. Switch up your soft furnishings and play around with various colours and patterns for a quick and easy update. If you have solid wood flooring in your home, invest in a faux sheepskin rug that’ll add a comforting and cosy feel. Layer up textured throws, blankets and pillows to your seating areas and get ready to snuggle down.
Think about your lighting
The winter months bring shorter days and longer nights so you’re going to want to keep your home well-lit to ensure it stays warm and inviting. Standing floor lamps will brighten up any shaded corners and those with various brightness settings are ideal to take you through from early evening to late at night. Create a relaxing atmosphere with soft white lights – the yellow colour that comes with incandescent bulbs – that will warm up the room. In the evening, add in candles, lanterns and twinkle fairy lights for an extra glow.
Enhance your mantel
If you have a fireplace mantel in your home, utilise the space and make it the focal point of the room. Hang a large mirror over the top for an instant upgrade. The mirror will also reflect light, opening up the room and making it seem bigger. Add extra light sources to your mantelpiece such as candle jars and lanterns that will add to the cosy ambience.
Embrace the cottagecore trend
The cottagecore aesthetic has been somewhat of a huge deal throughout 2020 and there’s no sign of it slowing down. To put it simply, cottagecore is the romanticisation of rural living, being in harmony with nature and having a simpler life. The trend, which has taken social media by storm, involves rustic decor, muted colours, soft lighting and greenery, all perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere for winter. Pastel throws, rustic photo frames and vine garlands are all great ways to add a subtle touch of cottagecore to your home.
Get ready for the festive season
One of the biggest joys of winter is the festivities. Start prepping your home that little bit earlier this year (after all, we need something to look forward to!). Give a subtle nod to the season and place winter-scented candles and a basket of pinecones around the home. Some LED twigs will a festive feel to the corner of your living room or a drape a holly garland across your fireplace. Whether you want to go all out or keep things simple, festive decor instantly warms up any room.