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There’s nothing quite like getting cosy in the home as the winter nights draw in and it’s colder outside.
Many of us take great comfort and pleasure in our homes and our décor is personal – it’s what we use to help us unwind, recharge and be inspired.
Here are five top tips to create the perfect hibernation hide-out...
Banish chilly climes with the warmth of carpet. Plunge feet into a super soft floorcovering which brings a new dimension to interior décor. Soft, silky-feel carpets, such as our Sensation collection, teamed in a fashionable grey hue add interest to living spaces and bedrooms and accentuate the feeling of comfort and calm.
Create cosy vibes with a plethora of soft furnishings. Team woolly knitted throws and plump velvet cushions alongside wicker baskets and rustic wooden furniture for perfect winter interiors. Traditional patterns such as tartans and checks provide lots of charm.
A fresh lick of paint in the right colour will transform a room. Cold, white walls could be swapped for dark, deep shades to create a cosy retreat. You don’t need to paint all walls either – a feature wall will create the same effect. Alternatively, bring a splash of colour – think burnt oranges and ambers – into your furnishings to add instant warmth.
While dark nights can leave us feeling tired and blue, the right lighting does wonders in creating an ambient atmosphere. Whether it’s a floor lamp to brighten a dark corner or even candles, a lovely warm glow will make a relaxing and calming space.
A warm inviting welcome is what you want in the chilly depths of winter. Nothing beats a roaring fire and the feel of a deliciously soft and snuggly carpet on icy toes! Use thick, plush curtains to retain heat and set your thermostat to a warm (not hot!) temperature for when you come home from a dark frosty night or a battering of wind and rain!