As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, our thoughts turn to more traditional decor in the home. Think of cosy evenings by the fire, curling up with a book in your favourite armchair, or sleeping under layers of soft throws in bed.
Winter is the perfect time to get creative with your decorating schemes. Choose clashing prints or mix different themes to create a homely feel indoors. Dark colours teamed with neutrals will create a snug country retreat, but don’t shy away from bright colour and white decor either. Dove grey, white and red will achieve a wonderfully Scandinavian feel throughout the home that still evokes a winter theme.
Think about texture and how different materials will make your homeware touchable and intimate. Knitted soft furnishings in thick wool will lift any room. Settle wool pouffes on woven rugs, or cable knit cushion on a hallway bench to create an informal and inviting setting.
Delicate throws in mixed tartans and checks or patchwork fabrics will look great over armchairs, sofas or a window seat. Pile high with mismatched cushions to create a little haven to relax in.
Don't be afraid to include lots of complementing patterns and muted colours in one room. Reupholster chairs in different patterns to add a homespun, craft element to your room and paint small tables - or even make a feature of the fireplace - by opting for one or two of the colours featured in the fabric of your chairs.
Inviting living room
The perfect focal point for a country living room has to be a traditional woodburning stove. Pull up a chair - this ones covered in a rich red deer park pattern - and get cosy.
Spend a few moments with needle and thread to customise a plain blanket with college badges. Its the perfect addition to a armchair covered in a heathery plaid.