So, while we’ve already spent plenty of time indoors lately (understatement, much?) it’s time to once again to batten down the hatches and go into partial hibernation. And to be perfectly honest with you, we’re not complaining! After all, there’s nothing quite as soothing as curling up on the couch with a hot choccy in winter.
That said, embracing the colder weather is a lot easier when your humble abode feels cosy and inviting. So, how can your channel those Hygge vibes (the Danish lifestyle trend all about cosiness) and turn your home into a blissful winter haven?
By following these 5 simple interior styling tips, you can instantly make your home feel cosier for winter.
As much as we love a monochrome, minimalist colour palette, it doesn’t exactly scream ‘cosy.’ So, if your home feels a little on the sparse side, it might be time to add some warmer colours into the mix.
Warm colours range from yellow and red and everything in between — including mixed, earthy tones like browns. Some warm, on-trend colours for your home include mustard, burgundy and autumnal oranges. These shades really add depth and richness to your home and instantly make it feel more inviting.
The good news is, you don’t necessarily have to repaint your entire home to give it a winter makeover (unless you’re in the mood for a DIY project — in which case, you do you!) Even just adding some pops of warmer colours with accessories like pillows, rugs and vases can work wonders for your space.
Lighting is EVERYTHING and we’re not just talking about for taking bomb selfies. Incorporating warm, mood lighting can really take your space from ‘chilly AF’ to ‘chilled winter vibes’ with the flick of a switch.
Some easy ways you can do this is by stringing up some fairy lights, or adding some fun lamps around your home. You could also change out your existing lightbulbs with warmer-coloured, LED ones. Just make sure whichever bulbs you’re getting are energy efficient so you’re being kind to the planet, too!
Another great way to add some cosy ambience to your home is with some gorgeous candles. There’s just something SO heavenly about illuminating your home with candlelight, especially for a bath or romantic date night.
This next tip is all about feeling cosy — literally! Incorporating warm, rich textures is key to creating that Hygge feel. This, of course, means having plenty of snuggle-worthy blankets and pillows scattered throughout the house. Think, faux fur, shaggy throws and thick knits.
Other cosy textures for the home that aren’t quite as snuggly (but are still lovely to look at!) include wood and terracotta. Combine these with your softer textures and you’ve got yourself one Insta-worthy home that wouldn’t look out of place in an interiors magazine.
Yes, smells absolutely CAN be cosy! How else can you describe the tantalizing aroma of baked goods wafting from the kitchen, or that fresh, clean smell after you’ve just had a shower and are rugged up in a warm towel?
Science has proven time and time again that smell can have a powerful impact on our mood and if you ask us, cosy totally counts as a mood.
The easiest way to flood your home with those inviting scents is with a combination of candles, diffusers and room sprays. For the colder months, we recommend warm, rich home fragrances over fresh, zesty scents.
Spices like vanilla and cinnamon, mysterious musky scents and woody aromas are always great choices. Available in a soy candle, diffuser or a room spray, our OUD blend is deliciously dark, earthy and luxurious — perfect for achieving those cosy vibes!
We all know the importance of layering up when it comes to our winter wardrobe. You’ve gotta have the cute tee under the jumper and coat so that you can look chic no matter what the elements throw at you. Well, the same goes for your home!
Layering different textures on top of each other adds extra dimension to your space and makes it feel way more homely and welcoming.
So, how do you do it? Well, you could work with complementary textures, like layering a thick, chunky knit over a buttery soft bedspread. Or, you could throw a shaggy texture over a wooden stool or a sleek, leather lounge for a more contrasting aesthetic.
Layering different rugs is another interior design hack that can help create a cosier environment. It’s all about experimenting to see what works best for your space!
So, there you have it! By following these 5 simple decorating tips, you can instantly make any space feel more cosy — no matter how big or small, old or new. A word of warning, though: there’s a good chance you’ll never want to leave the house once you’re done!
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