Winter Style Tips
Add some vibrancy. Avoid the winter blues by infusing your home with a touch of color. It doesn’t have to be anything too dramatic if that isn’t your style. Even a hint of colour here and there can really transform your space. A pastel throw or a patterned pillow will do the trick, and will ensure your neutral spaces don't look stark and cold like the weather outside. The great thing about adding colour is that it can also last into the spring and summer months meaning you'll get more bang for your decorating bucks.
Focus on fabrics. Similar to winter fashion, winter decorating is all about layering on the fabrics. If you are after a new piece for your living room, look for a lounge suite that has a textured fabric such as a beautiful wool blend. Or simply try adding a throw over your current sofa. This is an easy and practical way to add texture to your space (with an added benefit of providing extra warmth!). Another area that is perfect for adding texture to is the bedroom. Think fluffy blankets, woollen throws, layers of bedding and an array of cushions to really transform your bedroom into a cosy space.
Here’s a fun tip: With the shorter days, maximize what natural light is available. Hanging a large mirror on a blank stretch of wall or above a mantel display will reflect light throughout your space. Turn the mirror into a decorative display by choosing a frame that is an eye-catching color or embrace the season with a moody metallic.
Keep those toes warm. Although wooden floors create a sophisticated style statement year-round, you'll need to cozy them up for the cold winter months. A great quality rug adds style, warmth and texture underfoot. Make a statement with a bold pattern or choose a rug that compliments your current pallette.
Winter is all about staying warm, whether that means adding colour or texture to your home. Don’t let your style hibernate this winter. Use the following months as an excuse to try new features and create the perfect cosy space for you and your family.
Posted: Tuesday 13 June 2017