Short, crisp days and long, chilly nights mean that we’ll be spending less time out ’n about and more time at home. Here are a few favourites to keep your home deliciously cosy and inviting without compromising on style.
Give any room instant warmth with fire-hued tones of gold, orange, terracotta and red. If you’re not sure about such an intense colour palette, the softer warm tones of yellow, gold, brick and rust have a similar effect. Remember, gentler greys and neutral colours can still make an ideal canvas for shots of rich warm colours like maroon, plum and tangerine.
Short, crisp days and long, chilly nights mean that we’ll be spending less time out ’n about and more time at home. Here are a few favourites to keep your home
Playing with textures canmake a room feel comfortable and inviting. The great thing is that texture works both aesthetically and practically. Experiment by mixing up various weights and weaves of fabric to animate a room and give it character. Think: soft, plush velvet pillow covers, cashmere-covered ottomans, faux fur throws and wool-knit rugs. To stay as snug as a bug, throw a few soft blankets, cushions and quilts on couches and chairs. This will make any room feel lived in without being too overbearing or cluttered.
The Right Lighting
Our winter impulse is to dim the lighting, but this often results in a flat, cold light. Downlighting with AmbiDim technology ensures that the lighting gradually ‘warms up’ as it is dimmed, producing soft, warm light at all levels of brightness. It is so often overlooked, but the right lighting can make all the difference.