In these dark January days, we all need to snuggle – and your home can be a cosy haven of warmth when it’s gloomy outside.
Traditionally, we turn to colours from the warm side of the spectrum such as red and orange when we want to make a space seem cosy. But this season, thanks to some innovative designs and fabrics, even the shades that we normally regard as ‘cooler’ can be used to line our nest.
One of our favourite fabrics has to be an amazing reinvention. Harris Tweed has always been an outstanding quality product, but now it’s back in better, brighter colours and being used in some truly imaginative ways.
The Laird dining chairs I’ve picked out look fantastic against the Timothy Oulton Salvage dinner table and give this dining room a gorgeous hunting lodge feel, while the pale blues and charcoals of the fabric lighten and refresh a traditional look.
We also stock the cute and chunky Harris Tweed Pumpkin Stools from Tetrad – perfect for keeping your feet up off the floor and higher up in the heat.
Accessories are particularly important when it comes to making a room cosy. Throws are fabulous in the winter for the extra comfort your chilled body craves. I love a sumptuous faux fur throw such as the Reversible Camel Faux Fur from Barker and Stonehouse, one side is gorgeously fluffy and snuggly, with a super soft faux suede on reverse.
A big, cosy sofa that you snuggle into will definitely help to make you feel warm in the winter. Despite grey being traditionally associated as a cool colour, the Brandon sofa set looks inviting thanks to its plump cushions that make you want to sit down and relax.
In particular I love the Iblis Cushion in slate grey. It really adds a touch of luxury and modernity to a living room, thanks to its stylish geometric pattern and velvety feel.
Nothing says winter to me than a crackling fire, if you have one a log basket is the perfect way to minimize your trips outside for more wood. This grey Kubu Log Basket is a decent enough size to hold plenty of firewood, while also ticking the style box too.
A super soft rug can also add a soft ambience to any room. Keeping to the faux fur theme, the Urban Safari Pastel Mink rug not only looks great but feels wonderful to walk on too.
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