When it comes to winter colours, there's
two distinct schools of thought. While some people like to keep it cool, cosy
and comfortable, others like to tackle the winter gloom head-on by going bold
and bright. Emerald green, navy blue and smoky pink are some of the coolest
colours going around, with these tones all about calmness and comfort. If
you're not ready to hibernate all winter, however, you can always choose to
inject hot hues as a way to add warmth and energy into your home.
Perhaps more than anything, lighting has a
huge effect on our mood and energy levels over the winter period. From coloured
lighting and playful glass fixtures through to mirrors and other reflective
surfaces, there are lots of ways to manipulate the light coming into your home.
Whether it’s through a coloured light globe or a bright glass lamp, a splash of
colour is the perfect antidote to a dull winter day. While mirrors and other
reflective surfaces might seem like a cheap trick, they can brighten up any
space by allowing light to bounce around the room.
While winter style means different things
to different people, most of us want to relax during the colder months in a
safe and comfortable environment. Soft furnishings make you forget about the
cold and gloomy world outside and focus on what's inside. Cushions, rugs,
bedding, even a beanbag can seem like an inspired choice when you want to get
comfy and enjoy the things that really matter. Knitted materials take cosy to a
whole new level, with weaved pillowcases and throws taking you back to
grandma's house and that familiar sense of belonging.
Earthy materials are the perfect fit for
winter, with the raw feel of wood adding a natural and organic feel to any
home. While there's nothing like a fireplace or polished timber floors to give
you that wood cabin feel, it's amazing what you can do with simple wooden
accessories like coffee tables or shelving. Some people like to bring the
outside in during winter by adding greenery and flowers to balance the seasonal
changes outside. On the other side of the spectrum, stark winter whites can be
a great way to highlight interior space when combined with patterns and bright
flashes of colour. Regardless of the colours or furnishings you choose, winter
is about appreciating what you have and letting your home shine from within.
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