HOME FOR WINTER
As we make way for Winter, its time to swap your florals for tartans and tweeds, pastels for deep berry shades, whilst replacing your light delicate covers and accessories for chunkier, textural furs, knits and down. Tis the season to wrap up and keep warm by the fire, and we all know Christmas is the perfect excuse to give your home a winter wonderland re-vamp. Whether you prefer a cosy country cabin feel or a more minimalistic nordic-style space, we have the perfect seasonal pieces that will give your home an on-trend feel this Winter. Here are some looks for you to try at home if you're ready to settle down into the final festive months of 2016.
Hygge- (Hue-geh) is the word of the moment inspired by the Danish way of living. It's used to describe the creation of a nice, cosy atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with family and friends by the warm glow of candle light. Danes are renowned for having long dark winters which is why the high season of Hygge is at Christmas. The Tivoli Gardens and the streets of Copenhagen during the festive season showcase what the Danes can do with lighting, candles, mulled wine and oversized blankets/scarves.
Furs and Knits
So, be inspired by the Danish and fill your home with warm woollen blankets, fur throws, soft cushions, knitted fabrics and scented candles/fragrances to create an intimate hotspot to hide away from the bitter winter cold and howling outdoors wind. Our Dakota collection features faux-fur throws and coordinating cushions in woodland hues to be displayed as additional layers on your bed or as scatter pieces over your chair or sofa.
Wool, mohair and sheepskin are also perfect additions when creating a Hygge environment, which is why we have created our beautiful Whisper collection featuring Mohair throws and cushions in neutral creams and powder pinks if you're looking for a more feminine touch.
Throws and cushions are merely an off-set of the main focal points throughout your Winter inspired interior, with the main feature being your bedding and curtains. If you're looking to create a Nordic winter cabin hideaway, our Woodland Animal and Highland bedding designs have everything you need from weird and wonderful animals that are appearing everywhere throughout Autumn/Winter interiors, combined with brushed cotton textures, warm berry reds and spiced tangerine tones contrasted with deep woody browns, guaranteed to make a statement.
Compliment your festive bedding and boudoir space with some warming and decorative window dressings. Opt for block curtains to set the rooms focal colour with a brushed pile for a warming and textured feel. Rich colours such as deep plums, burgundy’s and berry reds are all popular tones throughout the winter season to create a colourful but cosy atmosphere, and are ideal for setting a dark room base. Our Dante curtains in mauve and spice red tones are crafted from beautifully soft, intricately weaved Chenille offering a textured appearance and elegant drape. Alternatively, let your curtains take centre stage and opt for a large patterned design which will offset a plainer bedding choice. Our Inverness curtains feature a modern take on the traditional check design in warming red and neutral tones for rustic room styling.
No room is complete without finishing touches and accessories. Nothing sets a mood better than a warm candle glow and reflected light. Christmas scented candles, oil-burners, tea-light holders and large lanterns or LED fairy-light filled jars in either traditional rattan encased covers or modern mirror and glass, can all act as an extra decorative way to display light. Minimalistic nature-inspired pieces are at the forefront of popular decorations. Animal silhouettes such as wooden Scandi-influenced stag figures and heads, wicker reindeers and fabric robins can be scattered amongst illustrated animal cushions which are ideal for the run up to Christmas. Our selection of festive candle holders and wooden figurines will finish your living space off by giving it a winter country lodge feel.