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How to make your home cosy for winter

It’s time to settle in and make your home a cosy haven for the cooler months ahead. Try these simple interior style updates to prepare your home for days spent enjoying winter from the comfort of your own abode. 

Firstly, it’s all about layering. This easy style update will create warmth with different textures that you can snuggle up in (movie night anyone?). To successfully layer in your home, utilise accessories with different piles. These are the tufts or loops of fibres and yarns that stand up from the base fabric. A leather sofa paired with velvet cushions and a wool throw work perfectly together as they all have varying piles. You can use layering throughout your home from placing throws over occasional chairs to beds and bench seats.

Aurora Throw from Pillow Talk

Adairs Loreto Brown Sugar Velvet Cushion

Don’t forget to swap out your cushions for an affordable and effective seasonal update to transform your interior. Choose cushions that feature textural fabrics like boucle, wool and felt. 

Winter months also call for a refresh of your bedding with layered fabrics including flannelette as a base for a great night’s sleep. You can also incorporate natural materials in your bedding like linen and bamboo, which are known for regulating body temperature to keep you snug on those chilly evenings. 

Adairs Loreto Brown Sugar Velvet Cushion

Home Republic Newport Natural Chunky Knit Throw

Chunky knits

The Newport Chunky Knit from Adairs features a classic knitted design that is super plush and luxurious. Made to be extra cosy, this throw is perfect for the colder weather.

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Soft, chic and timeless

Adairs Greenwich Boucle Desert Sand Cushion is the perfect finishing touch. Simply pair it by itself or along with other cushions.

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Snuggle in

The Chunky Waffle Quilt Cover Set from Pillow Talk delivers timeless luxury and comfort. Pair with matching European pillowcases to tie it all together.

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Home Republic Newport Natural Chunky Knit Throw

Chunky knits

The Newport Chunky Knit from Adairs features a classic knitted design that is super plush and luxurious. Made to be extra cosy, this throw is perfect for the colder weather.

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Click image to zoom in Share Share Facebook Share Twitter Share Pinterest Share Email Share Google Adairs Greenwich Boucle Desert Sand Cushion

Soft, chic and timeless

Adairs Greenwich Boucle Desert Sand Cushion is the perfect finishing touch. Simply pair it by itself or along with other cushions.

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Snuggle in

The Chunky Waffle Quilt Cover Set from Pillow Talk delivers timeless luxury and comfort. Pair with matching European pillowcases to tie it all together.

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Home Republic Fiddle Fig Potted Plant 120cm

If the cold weather is keeping you inside, bring the outdoors in by adding a touch of nature. Introducing indoor plants in your home can help purify the air and recreate the relaxing vibe of being outside. And don’t worry if you’re not a green thumb! There are some gorgeous artificial plants available that look realistic and require no maintenance.

To brighten up your home with some faux greenery, try the Home Republic Fiddle Fig Potted Plant from Adairs. Plus, incorporating natural materials like timber, rattan and leather can also add instant warmth to your space.

Aahana Glass Chrome Floor Lamp

As the days get shorter (and colder), use lighting to replace the disappearing sunlight and create a comfy ambience in your home. We recommend complementing your existing ceiling lights with floor lamps and table lamps in varying heights and sizes to brighten up dark corners and create cosy nooks for reading. Always opt for warm globes over cool globes to create a softer and more natural look.

Lamps that feature semi-opaque shades are also a good option for diffusing light and providing a more subtle glow inside your abode. We can’t go past the Aahana Glass Chrome Floor Lamp from Early Settler.

Another beautiful way to add a touch of light is with candles – the flicker of a flame is relaxing and really sets the scene for a snug night indoors. 

When updating your interior for the cooler months, it’s also important to consider flooring. If you have concrete or timber flooring, now is the time to invest in cosy rugs for areas such as the hallway, living area and bedrooms.

In spaces that already have an area rug, you can layer another one on top for even more warmth. When choosing the rug fabric, we recommend wool because it is both insulating and durable (perfect for high-traffic areas and little kids).

Hand tufted in India, we think the Early Settler Art-Deco inspired Deco Linear Wool Blend Rug in black and cream will work perfectly to enhance any space and add extra comfort underfoot.

 

Cotton Velvet Room Darkening Curtain Pair

A smart way to stop the cold air from entering your home is to switch out those summer sheers for long, thick drapes. Not just for looks, drawing curtains in the late afternoon can assist to trap in the warmth and stop the flow of cool air into your home through glass windows. The ideal length of curtains is floor to ceiling; however they should hover slightly above the floor to prevent dust and avoid becoming a trip hazard. For the best insulative results, a tip is to ensure that your curtain total width is two to three times larger than your window width. We love the Cotton Velvet Room Darkening Curtain Pair from Pillow Talk for a dramatic, luxe touch to your interior.

 

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