Winterise your home décor

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TIPS FOR CREATING COSY, WARM ROOMS

Winter is not all doom and gloom in the world of décor; in fact, it’s a time where you can get creative and incorporate wintery hero pieces that can be inexpensive and able to be recycled for next winter. Check out our top four tips to “winterise” your home décor.

Rich, dark woods:

Furniture is set to head back to the dark side this year, retiring the pale, bleached woods that were hugely popular thanks to the Scandi trend of recent years. Winter is a great time of year to transition to darker wood tones that signify a resurgence for retro glamour, and provide a new take on modern luxe. You could always start small, like a dark wood bed frame and bedside table before changing everything in the home.

Florals, florals, florals:

“Florals in winter?” you ask, but yes – just not as you know it. Think plum and navy coloured floral prints to give your home a warm, friendly feel during the cooler months.

This trend is quite easy and inexpensive to incorporate in your home with a bed spread, cushions or even art work from discount home retailers like Kmart and Big W who have dabbled in winter floral décor lately.

Fur (faux, of course!):

Another quick and easy tip to give your home a warm and fuzzy feeling is to incorporate some faux fur! Whether it’s a throw rug for the couch, some cushions or even a rug for the living room floor, it’s a great way to add a pop of colour AND give you some actual warmth. Winning!

New colour palette:

Winter doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom with greys and blacks. Why not play with tones like plum, navy, emerald green, gold or whatever else tickles your fancy? Again, this is another way to cheaply and easily incorporate some more ‘winter’ in your home – match pillows, throws, rugs, ottomans and artwork to your pre-existing furniture. That way, if you tire of said colours by Summer, you won’t feel too guilty.