Winter warm ups

scandinavian interior with a fireplace, stump table, a pile of logs for fire and knitted padded stool.

There’s no denying many of us will spend more time at home during winter. That said, a great way to spend that extra time indoors is to make them more cosy and inviting by bringing warmth and winter décor into your living spaces. Whether you enjoy DIY or prefer to work with what you have, we’ve got ideas for you.

Focus on the fireplace

If you have a fireplace, pull your furniture in towards the centre of the room and face it near the hearth to create a cosy gathering spot for winter entertaining. Plush fabrics and upholstery add warmth even without a roaring fire. A large mirror above the mantel will also instantly elevate any fireplace to focal point status.

Your zone

Layering in textured bedding, throws and pillows will easily give your bedroom a quick style update and prepare it for the cooler season.

In the mood for colour

If you tend to get the winter blues, then infuse your favourite with pops of cheery colour. A bright throw or a bold scatter cushion will ensure your neutral spaces don’t look stark and cold. These brightly coloured elements can also be used through spring and summer, so you’ll get more out of any extra money you might spend.

Mirror, mirror on the…

With the shorter days, one way to maximize what natural light is available is by hanging a large mirror on a blank stretch of wall or above a mantel display. You can do a little DIY and turn the mirror into a decorative display by painting the frame an eye-catching colour.

Go green

Skip the flowers and fill white vases with fresh greenery. Use them as decor around your house or as centrepieces on your table.

Don’t forget the floors

You can cosy any floor (wooden or tiled) with a soft and fluffy area rug that will add warmth and texture to the soles of your feet.

Scatter it

For a quick winter style update, add a few scatter cushions with playful colours to your living room, but be sure to choose accent pillows in colours and patterns that match your existing decor. There’s nothing stopping you from adding a lush throw to complete the look.

Add some aroma to the air

Although decor and accessories can go a long way toward cosying up your home, it’s important to fill it with the smells of the season too. A fragrant bowl of potpourri, diffusers or fragrance sticks – in a wintry scent such as cinnamon, pine needles or evergreen will fill your home with a little cheer.