10 July 2019

How to make winter look and feel good… or at least, better? Having a home that looks and feels snug helps take some of the dismal out of winter days.


A cosy room with a roaring fireplace


It’s far from difficult to snug up your home up for winter. Creating an interior design look to suit the season doesn’t need to be costly and buying new furniture is most certainly not mandatory – but it may well be that you opt to add a fire-side chair.

While an inclination to de-clutter and minimalise appears to go hand-in-hand with summer, the urge to cosy-up is a winter thing. Dress a table-top, for example, with a runner, candles, and nuts or pinecones in baskets for a winter look.

Winter is the time to pack away the white and bright cotton summer throws and replace with warm and deep-coloured fur or knitted woollen varieties. That soft and tactile appeal also works for cushions. Such feel-good cushions provide the perfect headrest for those languishing-by-the-fire (or under the heat pump or alongside the heater) moments. Bring out the footstools too for that touch of comfort during long nights indoors. Think snug, think rug. Roll out the rugs – they provide warmth underfoot and visually too. Correct lighting offers wonderful ambience. If you are planning lighting for your house, think dimmers, wall lights and lamps – fairy lights add a touch of magic too. All are great for achieving a snugly, winter atmosphere. You may even choose to change your ornaments to suit the season. A cluster of glass bottles, for example, may be replaced by the more solid look of pottery, timber, or cane baskets in winter. Adding a winter-appropriate look to bedrooms is also simple. Add cushions to the pillow pile for a snugly effect; change the duvet to a warmer colour and add an end-of-bed throw. Some people even opt to change their bedside lampshades – glass for summer, for example, and upholstered for winter.

Head on down to our shops for the little things that can make a big difference in warming up your home during our chilliest of seasons. Tune in next time for more winter-related products.


Products to warm you up over winter

1. Kyra shaggy rug, Scarborough earth, beige, 80X150cm, $139, from Rugs and More |2. Design Republique Evelyn Faux rabbit fur blanket, $99.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |3. Galaxy 500GSM mink blanket, $79.99, from Briscoes |4. Baku basket, $119, from Freedom |5. Kids’ fleece throw, $7.40, from Bed Bath & Beyond |6. Sorrento push back recliner, from La-Z-Boy, Fabric from RRP $1,425 |7. Soleil quilt cover set, from $169 to $209, from Freedom |8. Sunbeam quick and cosy, King size electric blanket, $135, from Harvey Norman |9. Dachie draught stop (black), NOOD, $39.99 |10. Indulge soy candle, pure vanilla, $29.50, from The Importer |11. Abaca footstool, $125, from The Importer |12. Faux fur cushion grey wolf, 50X50cm, $23.99, from NOOD.


Note: Prices mentioned and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more