Let’s face it, going outside this time of year can be tough, the urge to stay in and get cosy is at an all-time high – and there’s absolutely no shame in that. If you are going to enter your personal hibernation mode this winter, you may as well do so in comfort and style. Whether it’s your bedroom or lounge, there’s plenty of simple touches you can add to make the space a cosy winter wonderland.
Who would have thought such little lights can have such a large impact in a room? Long gone are the days where fairy lights could only be spotted at Christmas, they have become a common features all year round. They provide cosy lighting, perfect for adding that ambience for a night in, but won’t break the bank. There are so many to chose from with different coloured bulbs, shapes, and it only takes a couple of rows of them to make a difference to your room’s lighting.
When giving your room a winter makeover, why not consider some Scandi influence? This style of interior design embraces the use of simple and natural materials and has become so popular everywhere. You can pick from the type of styles, fabrics and shades whichever way you feel will suit your space. You could get wooden blinds from Direct Blinds to give your window that more earthy feel and compliment with wooden accessories in your kitchen and around the home.
Following on from this fairytale forest-feel you’re hoping to create in your room, you could also add in some animal cushions. You can keep it festive and get reindeer print cushions in warm colours. Or for something a bit more fun, you can get animal-shaped cushions for a bit of character and of course leopard print everything is bang on trend right now.
Blankets are a must in winter, even for those of us who aren’t frantically trying to save money on the bills. They immediately make a room look more welcoming. Whether you’ve got one draped across the sofa, or decorating the end of the bed, you’ll be amazed at the difference they can make. There are so many textures to find in the shops, something fleecy is always cosy for on the end of the bed or a tartan throw looks very Ralph Lauren thrown over your sofa.
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