5 Ways to Decorate with Warm Winter Colours20 November 2020
As one of the most invaluable elements in interior design, colour has the power to evoke a variety of moods, while simultaneously altering the perception of a space and setting its overall character. Within this context, it’s important to consider the factors that impact the choice and perception of colour, including the activities that take place in each room as well as the lighting, and size of the space. In this blog, we showcase 5 ways to incorporate warm winter colours in the home, featuring plush fabrics, warm colours, moody lighting and textured furnishing.
1. Creating Warmth with Texture
Often overlooked, the element of texture refers to the surface quality of a material and plays a critical role in dictating the feel of a room. As mentioned earlier, colour has the ability to transform a space. Both elements have the ability to transform how a room looks and feels, while instantly adding a unique dimension.
Look closely and texture is at play in this inviting living room, which also features a pop of colour. Notably, the colour purple is associated with a variety of positive emotions ranging from creativity to luxury. Lighter shades of purple fit well in a feminine scheme, while darker hues of purple take on a more masculine profile.
2. Adding Colour with Cushions
Cushions have the power to restyle both the sofa and room alike. Luxurious purple velvet is at play here in the cushions, where we tapped into a variety of shapes, colours and sizes to add texture, detail and added comfort. If you’re looking for a quick way to decorate with warm winter colours, consider layering and adding texture with cushions. Find a wide variety of decorative cushions at Andrew Martin.
3. Altering colour Perception with Moody Lighting
A softly lit interior creates a warm glow that not only complements the soft furnishings, but also cosies up the room. The overall result is a calming, relaxed atmosphere. Much like cushions, layered lighting is another tool in your winter-decorating arsenal. Given that mood lighting is concerned with both style and function, this form of lighting is an important element of an interior’s style. Explore the lighting collections on display at The Conran Shop, Christopher Wray and Porta Romana.
Alternatively, candles add warm comfort and cosiness to a space. Similarly, scented candles have an instant mood-boosting effect. More than just a source of light, candles can be incorporated into the layout of any scheme: from the dining table to the living room. For a range of winter scented-candles, shop the collection at The White Company or Trudon, for luxurious, bold scents sourced from around the world.
4. Accent Pieces
Floor coverings are an additional way to add warmth and texture while blending in with the overall colour scheme. For this entrance, the choice of rug colour and texture directly complement the curtains, which independently add subtle sophisticated texture. Check out The Conran Shop and Jacaranda Carpets, which offer an extensive collection of floor coverings.
5. Nature-Inspired Earthy Tones
Versatile and soothing, earthy tones refer to shades of chocolate brown, moss greens, taupes and darker hues of mustard. These rich tones create quiet living spaces with a sanctuary feel. For side pieces and accessories that add character to a quiet living room, explore the offerings at Jonathan Adler.
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