How to: get your decor winter ready
New season = a new excuse to splurge on your home
A new season = a new excuse to splurge on your home and we’re here for it. Whether it’s stockpiling cosy cushions or doing a candle haul, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Keep reading for our winter style secrets.
If you’re going to go with one trend this season, let it be Scandi. Hygge isn’t over, it’s just been refined. Take these soft felt baskets, perfect for storing fire wood or magazines. They’ve got a cosy tactility to them but the grey leather handles keep it looking polished.
Colour it in
Winter shouldn’t mean packing away all the colour from spring and autumn until next year. Pops of pastels and chalky hues will add warmth and personality to your space in an understated way. Frosted blues, grey-toned lavenders and pistachio green are the shades we’re opting for, like this cheeky table. The raw pine wood legs will only add to the Scandi aesthetic.
Layer it up
But let’s be practical. It’s all well and good stocking up on winter ornaments, but decorating your home at this time of year should also be about keeping it warm. Throw down a flatweave rug or a kilim to cosy up cold floorboards. As they’re lightweight you can keep them out all year round. Criss-cross a few on top of each other if you like that urban loft look – the more textures, the better.
If Scandi isn’t for you, and you like things more dark and moody – go for our Nomad Traveller collection. Perfect if you’re not into coordinating everything, this range makes your existing décor look instantly cooler. Hand-woven cushions in navy and burgundy, dark macramé hangings and terracotta red accents will give old furniture and accessories a new lease of life.
It’s totally appropriate to whack out festive pieces in November, but let’s keep the Santa ornaments away until December 1st. Instead, star motifs, pom pom garlands and a few fairy lights will do the job. This glass star candle holder really makes a tiny tealight go a long way. It’ll reflect a glow around the room, perfect for adding lighting up any dinner conversation.
Pile on the furs
Let’s talk soft furnishings. Possibly our favourite thing to buy (there are just so many options!?) this is where you can really embrace the season. This winter is the year of the faux sheepskin, but in unusual shades. A fluffy fur-topped stool dyed lilac will bring your dressing table to new realms of stylish and an oversized pink sheepskin cushion will dress up that armchair in no time.
Choose your candles
Last but not least, we can’t talk about a new season without talking about candles. In summer we’re all about florals, come autumn we want to whip out the pumpkin scents but in winter it’s got to be something spiced, hands down. And we can’t forget these. These gel candles glow with stars as if by magic when you light them. Just what we need for now and Christmas. Cosy AF.
Read our interview with the designers behind the Nomad Traveller collection here