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…

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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Cobble together

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

Cobble cushion, £35, Cox & Cox

Tick tock

Add a raw, natural feel with this unvarnished timepiece

Giant wooden clock, £15, Wilko’s

Winter warmer

Keep snug as bug with a super-soft throw

Fringed herringbone blanket, £29.99, Zara Home

Into the light

Add a hint of indusrial style with this angular accessory

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

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

Basket case

Fill with logs for instant rustic charm

Wire basket, £99 for three, Nordic House

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

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

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