There’s more to winter decorating than pulling a dusty heater out of the cupboard. It’s important to change your home seasonally to make it a welcoming place all year round. From small details or radical changes of the palette, one of the key principles to decorating in the cooler months is to introduce cozy layers and textiles. Warm hues will also generate a toastier ambiance in your space and prepare your home for chilly days and nights.
Follow these 7 steps to seasonally update your home for winter and turn it into a space that’s worth staying in for. The only foreseeable problem is you might end up hibernating.
1. LAYER UP
The simplest way to cozy up your home is to layer upon layer. Tactile textures like bouclé on cushions and soft cozy throws will automatically create a warm atmosphere.
Linen has been the fabric of the moment for a while now, and the great news is it’s here to stay! Contrast it with more luxe fabrics like a velvet cushion or a woolly knitted throw.
2. RAW MATERIALS
Little touches of raw materials and simple details like dried greenery can enhance the warmth of your space. Bunches of cotton can be a simple but elegant way of redecorating your sideboard for winter. Timber is another material that can transform a sterile room into a cozy cabin-like cocoon, so consider introducing touches of wood, even if it’s a small stool, to prepare your home for the cooler months.
3. WARM TONES
The color palette of your home has a powerful effect in different seasons. A palette of warm whites, beige, and sun-drenched hues can make your home feel like it’s being hit with delicious Mediterranean evening sun. Rather than Scandinavian whites or cool colors like blue, choose warm tones and earthy colors in your decor and furniture for a warm glow.
4. FURS, SHERPA AND SHEEPSKIN
As the nights get shorter, there are few fabrics more comforting than the natural warmth and texture of sheepskins, and fur throws. Lay a faux or real sheepskin on the foot of your bed or drape a creamy lamb hide over an armchair, and they’ll instantly transform a simple room into a relaxing winter haven.
5. COSY CUSHIONING
When it comes to styling your home for winter, what works in the living room can be adapted to the bedroom, too, so mix and match cushions and throws to your heart’s content to add texture and luxury. Pile them on every soft surface so a cushion to nestle into is always within reach.
6. RUG UP
Sisal might be perfect for summer, but rugs in winter should be woolen or soft shaggy fabrics. That way, you can even stay barefoot. Layer them up to make your flooring extra insulated. You can even drape them on the walls to make your home a 3D comfort experience. In this Bondi home, the choice to put a Beni Ourain rug on the wall was inspired by budget, style, and practicality. As the owner put it: “To get a piece of art that size would have been 10 times more expensive,” and it makes even the walls feel cozy.
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7. TAKE IT OUTSIDE
While warm interiors beckon you to stay cuddled up indoors during winter, with the right styling, your outdoor area can also become cozy. The key to creating a winter-friendly outdoor space is layering. Use cushions and throws to create a cozy vibe and soften up that outdoor furniture setting or daybed that you basically live on in summer.