This season we are embracing the art of ‘hygge’, the Danish word that means unconditional warmth and the way in which you decorate your home to show love for your space and the people within it. In the cooler months we spend far more time within our home, and can perfect the art of embracing winter by adding a few cosy additions.
Blankets and throws are a perfect solution to add a touch of winter colour to your room this season. There are many deep, sumptuous colours from emerald and aubergine, to claret and copper that will bring texture and seasonal sophistication to your living room. This dark palette of dramatic hues will be perfectly current for 2017.
The winter season is an ideal time to replace your current curtains with those of a heavyweight fabric. Curtains can also be lined to increase their thermal qualities, keeping your rooms warm and welcoming. Block out backing will also prevent external light whilst also insulating the room. To create a cosy ambiance, beautiful textured drapery in rich tones will keep out the chill on winter evenings. Blinds are also a great alternative to curtains. From Venetian, blackout, Roman, roller, vertical and wooden, there are numerous alternatives to help retain heat and insulate against the cold.
To add a further layer of texture to your room, deep pile rugs effortlessly offset other furnishings, and are wonderfully soft and warm underfoot; décor with both a practical and aesthetic purpose. Dress your sofa with an array of cushions, adding comfort and warmth to make your room the perfect place for entertaining. Cushions in a variety of fabrics and colours can be layered against a neutral sofa and compliment your interior design.
These additional touches will create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort that will banish the winter chill from your home.