I love the cosiness of winter, from the burning log fires, warm cosy blankets to the evenings curled up on the sofa watching movies. You don’t quite get the same cosy nights in the middle of the summer but it doesn’t have to be all dark and dreary over the winter months. We’ve taken some inspiration from one of our favourite places that is known for it’s snowfall and winter appeal, Scandinavia. Whilst it is a place known for it’s winter months, it’s light and airy home décor is fashionable all over the globe.
Here are a few ideas to replicate that stylish, Scandinavian winter vibe
Focus on the Hearth/Fireplace
Make a feature out of your fireplace. It makes a lovely cosy spot for a gathering and entertaining guests, especially if you have a roaring fire. We live in a new build property with no chimney so we have an electric fire that is designed to look like a log burner, it’s not quite as good as the real thing but it comes close.
Little updates to your bedroom
Adding little touches to your bedroom can make all the difference, faux fur pillows and blankets, adding layers and luxury bed linen from Julian Charles can turn your bedroom into a cosy refuge during the winter months.
Candles are a great way of adding light, we burn a lot of candles all year round but I particularly love those winter scented candles. We have them on the dining table, sideboard and around the fire place in warming scents like cinnamon, pine needle and evergreen.
Layer up the fabrics and textres, we have a selection of blankets, throws and rugs around winter. From thick fleece blankets to soft sheep skin rugs, they are perfect for adding warmth but still have that stylish Scandinavian appeal.
Make a cosy little reading nook by scattering pillows, again using different materials, textures and patterns that enhance your décor.
Little touches like table decorations make all the difference. It doesn’t have to be expensive either, we use pine cones that we have gathered over the winter months, some which we have dusted with a little glitter, some that we have painted white and best of all, they were free.
Other little touches, such as making features from simple decorations like Christmas baubles, can me a small but significant impact. Again its a relatively low cost way to add those finishing touches
Will you be introducing winter vibes from your favourite winter destination this year? You can find lots of inspiration from Julian Charles