Simple and inexpensive decorating ideas can prepare you for the months ahead, creating a look of warmth, comfort and vibrancy. So much so, you’ll never want winter to end.
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Create a stunning feature wall with a splash of eye-catching paint, to add depth, warmth and character to a space. Wallpaper offers another fantastic feature wall option and is readily available in a variety of exquisite patterns and textures. Choose from old world charm to retro glamour and anything else in between.
An indoor plant in an attractive pot is a simple and affordable way to introduce life and greenery during colder months. Even better, add a lamp and backlight it for extra warmth and glamour.
Looking for an easy and effective way to brighten up your kids’ bedrooms? Choose a gorgeous shade and simply paint their door for a fun and instant feature that they’ll absolutely love.
Hunting and gathering
The best furniture finds are often on the side of the road. Look out for discarded items, in need of a little sanding and a beautiful coat of paint. Vintage pieces offer a sense of history and unique personal style that will do wonders in warming your home. Just look past the dirt, and give them a new and stylish lease on life.
Warm up the tone
As the temperature drops, curb your colour palette from light summer tones to something cosier. And this doesn’t mean painting an entire room or forking out for new a sofa. Soft furnishings such as scatter cushions are easy to replace and can completely alter the feel of a room. Opt for warm colours, ranging from soft charcoals to wintery blues and greens, perhaps a splash of vibrant red.
Set the mood
Heat things up with a touch of mood lighting. From a small lamp on a side table to a floor lamp in the corner, subtle pools of beautiful light create a warm and cosy ambiance.
Throw it down
There’s nothing as inviting as a soft throw, tossed over an armchair or the end of your bed, adding stunning colour, texture and a sense of luxury – perfect for cold winter evenings.
Hang all those pictures that haven’t yet been hung. Artwork is wonderful for adding winter warmth to neutral walls, not to mention heart and soul. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. Collect prints and posters, source work from local and up-and-coming artists, or create a wall of framed black and white family photographs. Anything meaningful to you will create a story and add personal warmth.
Rugs are perfect for warming up a space. Source rugs for winter in rich, vibrant colours to create a cosy look that’s also toasty underfoot.
Bold tea towels in fun prints, or brightly coloured cooking utensils can certainly heat things up in the kitchen while simple pieces such as vases of flowers, a coloured lamp shade or beautiful bowls can pick up on winter tones and create overall warmth and eclectic style.