Settle in for winter with a scheme inspired by simple pleasures

Winter-proof your scheme with cosy textures, cool palettes and natural accessories – plus shop the look!

With darker days and stormier nights, there’s no denying that winter is upon us. So what better time to hunker down and create a scheme that’s so cosy, comforting and full of simple pleasures? You’ll never want to step outside again…

living room with table lamp and sofaset with cushions

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Into the blue

Soft tones of blue, white and grey give this smart cabin a fresh feel. Create this look at home by mixing natural materials with country-style pieces in a soft palette, then add plenty of soft linens and cushions to keep it cosy.

Barker sofa in Linso Light Blue, from £500; soft bands throw, £14.99; Purity wool striped rug, from £69.99; all Dunelm

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printed grey coloured cushion

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Cobble together

Mix and match cushions in different tones of grey for a Scandi-inspired look

Cobble cushion, £35, Cox & Cox

giant round wooden wall clock

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Tick tock

Add a raw, natural feel with this unvarnished timepiece

Giant wooden clock, £15, Wilko’s

super-soft blanket

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Winter warmer

Keep snug as bug with a super-soft throw

Fringed herringbone blanket, £29.99, Zara Home

wooden desk lamp with white background

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Into the light

Add a hint of indusrial style with this angular accessory

Wood/metal desk lamp in white, £145, Out There Interiors

silver coloured arm chair with cushions

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Hot seat

The perfect place to curl up with a good book and a cup of cocoa

Cuddler sofa in Silver Combination, £879, French Connection range, DFS

grey coloured wired basket

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Basket case

Fill with logs for instant rustic charm

Wire basket, £99 for three, Nordic House

bedroom with table lamp and bed with pillows

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Perfect cover

Give your bedroom scheme a contemporary feel with a simple palette of navy and white, then add plenty of layers and texture for a winter-proof haven.

Dash bedding, from £17 for a pillowcase, Murmur range, Bedeck

dining room with dinnerware in wooden cupboard

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Dinner date

Continue the soothing scheme in the dining room – delicate patterns, soft throws and a simple palette of white and grey complete the look.

Elska dinnerware range, from £6 for a side plate; woven baskets, £30 for three; basket knit throw, £100; all Gray & Willow range, House of Fraser