When it comes to winter interiors, people often move away from the light and bright, opting for cosy hues and darker shades. When it’s raining outside and you’re snuggled under a blanket, you want to be in an atmosphere that feels just that – cosy.
But how can we achieve it if we don’t have the funds, time or energy to completely re-do our interior season on the season? Well, we have a few ideas!
Firstly, never underestimate the power of wall art.
Simply, cost-effective and easy. Wall art is the perfect way to revamp your home for autumn/winter without having to repaint your walls or throw out your sofa.
So what sort of wall art should you go for? Well, it’s really up to you but as we said, darker hues do well to create a cosy vibe, so we’d start there.
Think navy, dark green, or even deep red – these rich colours will help relieve some of that bare space which so often leaves homes feeling cold and empty. You could even opt for photographic prints of cosy scenes, whether it’s an autumn forest or a rainy cityscape.
Now, soft furnishings. Arguably the easiest way to get your home ready for the colder months is by stocking up on cushions and blankets.
Cosy up your sofa with a chunky knitted throw and tons of cushions. Again, darker colours never go amiss in bringing a space together. Perhaps you can tie your soft furnishings together with your new wall art?
As well as blankets and cushions, think about your floors. Cover those cold hardwood floors up with some soft rugs to help move away from that open and empty feel.
If you want your home to look super cosy, opt for fluffy rugs! They’ll keep your feet warm too.
Third, lighting. Oh, lighting.
We cannot stress enough the importance of lighting when it comes to creating that cosy autumnal vibe in your home. Switch off your overhead lights and opt for lamps and fairy lights to help set the mood.
Placement is also key when it comes to lighting. We recommend placing your lighting tactically, whether that’s next to decor highlights like wall art to draw focus, or next to corners of your sofa so you can curl up with your favourite book and read the rainy days away.
Our fourth and final tip? Candles.
Kind of lighting but a treat for your other senses too.
Not only is the flickering of a candle just the most relaxing sight we’ve ever seen but candles can also work wonders when scented. When it comes to autumn, a fireside scent is our favourite, giving the illusion of an open fire (even if you don’t have one).
What’s more, you can even opt for ‘crackling candles’ which mimic the sound of an open fire through a crackling wick – ah, heaven!
So there you have it. Four key ways you can get your home ready for the colder months without having to entirely re-do your interior. Wall art, soft furnishings, lighting and candles!