The nights have drawn in and the temperature’s dropped, so it’s time to wrap up warm and create your cosy nest for the winter. Whether you want your very own winter wonderland on a budget, or a luxury escape from the cold weather, here’s CPS Homes’ guide to adding some seasonal sparkle to your home.
Layering is key this winter, so think throws on sofas, shag pile, sheepskin rugs and banks of comfy cushions. A neutral palette – greys, creams, whites or even beiges – will keep the room feeling soft and calming, and add colour through accessories. Enjoy one of the season’s much-loved trends with an animal print cushion.
Pairing textured soft furnishings with hard rustic wooden furniture will give a warm country cottage or ‘ski-lodge’ feel. Coffee tables are an ideal way of introducing wood into a living room. If you’re working to a smaller budget, use rustic wooden accessories such as photo frames, wooden fruit bowls, coasters or candle holders.
In the dark evenings, lighting is crucial. Why not try a driftwood lamp for understated chic, or, for a budget option, try creating the warm scent of home by wrapping cinnamon sticks around a candle. Not only will it create that soft cosy lighting, it smells great too!
Bring the outdoors indoors and make use of the great products nature has to offer on your doorstep. Gather up twigs to pop in your favourite vase for a real dining table centrepiece. Fir cones – either by themselves in a decorative bowl or sprayed lightly with artificial snow – can give a lovely ‘back to nature’ feature to a room. And if you’re a feeling a little braver, why not forage for some old logs and turn them into nifty footstools? They’re all great ideas that won’t cost you a penny!
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