Interior styling tips to help you cosy up your home for the cooler months
Interior styling tips for making your home cosy this winter
Have you started to notice the brisk evenings? Bring on the movie nights and reading by the fire, we say! But first, we need to transform our homes into welcoming winter retreats.
We spoke to The Home’s senior stylist, Mari Silva, about how to bring this cosy vibe into your décor. She says, “the perfect winter look is all about using warm tactile materials in the same colour family, and the variation of tones and piles is what makes it so inviting”. Here are Mari’s top tips.
A touch of nature
Mari tells us that bringing touches of the outdoors in will add instant warmth to your home. This is especially beneficial in the winter months, as you can’t spend as much time outside as you’d like! Introduce indoor plants to bring your interior to life and purify the air.
Layer upon layer
Layers are the easiest way to create a cosy atmosphere. As Mari explains, “To layer textures successfully, start with the lowest pile and build on that. For example, a leather sofa with velvet cushions and a sheepskin throw works well because they are all different piles.”
Winter is the perfect time to play with tones. Create depth in your décor by pulling off the tone-on-tone look. To do this, Mari says to use varying textures: “Natural materials are a great way to create visual interest – try sheepskin, basket weaving, knitted throws, leather and textural artworks.”
Play with the senses
Décor isn’t just about the things you see – it’s also about the things you smell and hear. So to complete the cosy experience, involve all the senses: “light scented candles, dim the lights, put on some mellow tunes and crack open that bottle of wine!” Sounds like the ideal night in to us!