Winter appears to be officially upon us. The days are becoming shorter, the nights are becoming colder and we’re feeling the need to wrap up warmly. We’re so lucky in South Africa to not reach the icy temperatures of the Northern Hemisphere. But it is pleasant to surround yourself with warming touches. Just as we change what we wear in the colder months, we should also change the decor in our homes. We want to feel warm and snuggly, surrounded by plush fabrics and warm textures. The cooler options we’ve used during the summer months need to be replaced with some more suited for winter. We’ve got some tips.
Change your bedding fabrics to the fleecier winter versions. This can really assist to make your bed feel far more cosy. An added benefit is you won’t need to use your electric blanket.
These are the rugs, pillows and throws which you have scattered around your home. You’ll need far warmer blankets on your lounge suites than in summer to make the most of movie night cuddling. You might also want to think about changing the colour scheme of these accent pieces. If your summer decor was light and bright, perhaps you should deepen your colour scheme and use dark, moody tones for winter.
Seasonal decor is a little easier in the Northern Hemisphere where winter and Christmas decorating go hand in hand. In warmer South Africa we need to think a little out of the box. Nothing says winter like burning candles – and not just for loadshedding. A display of simple white pillar candles is a timeless classic which looks great in all homes.
The most important winter decor accessory? A burning fire surrounded by loved ones. If you don’t have a working fireplace, think about downloading a fire video to play on your television. there is just something about gathering around a crackling fire which is so comforting, even if it isn’t actually emitting any warmth. Follow these tips and tricks and you’ll soon be enjoying a warmer winter.