Winter has well and truly settled in. Your wardrobe has been replenished with capes, coats and woollen scarves and you’re determined to bring back pom pom beanies. All that’s left is transitioning your home into the cooler months. Don’t go for a full overhaul – just adding a few key pieces will save you money and time, and avoid the horrible midnight run to grab extra blankets!
Winter’s all about layers, so apply the concept to your bed. Start with a thick woolly under-blanket – this will lock in warmth and add extra cushioning to your mattress. For those in the southern states, you may want to invest a new quilt. Wool is non-allergenic and can be used year-round, whereas feather and down quilts are warm without the weight.
Once you’ve got your fundamentals sorted, the fun part comes – choosing a new look! For those after a completely new colour palette, try natural and charcoal tones as a base so you can easily incorporate new colours, textures and finishes to your room.
Image via Adairs. Pictured Adairs Stonewash Quilt Cover Set.
The copper crush continues and it looks like this metal’s moment is here to stay. Whether it’s a light pendant, a candlestick holder or fruit bowl, adding copper pieces in the mix will give your home an instant hit of warmth. Pare it back with black or white accessories so your space isn’t overwhelmed.
Winter is a great season to incorporate plants into your home, because they require less watering and most are acclimatised to cooler temps. If you’re a sucker for succulents or obsessed with the coveted fiddle leaf fig, now is the perfect time to introduce a new addition to the family.
Image via Adairs. Pictured Adairs Pippin Side Table.
Pictured, left to right: Country Road Biron Tall Bowl, Country Road Wells Wide Basket, Country Road Biron Large Bowl, Country Road Biron Small Bowl, Adairs Metal Clock.
THE SLUMBER ESSENTIALS
Wrapped up in your winter cocoon of sheets and blankets can feel like bliss but eventually cocoa cravings set in and you find yourself having to venture to the kitchen. To avoid frostbite, appropriate footwear is recommended. Bed socks are a must, but if you’re always losing them, slippers are a safe option.
Other items on your checklist should be dressing gowns, long flannelette pyjamas in cute gingham print and a throw that acts as a blanket, scarf and cape for when you’re pushed to leave the comfort of your abode (pizza delivery, anyone?).