Winter Living20 October 2020
Each year, the arrival of winter serves as a reminder that yet another year is on its way out the door. As we plan ahead and look forward to a year of new possibilities, there’s no doubt that we are faced with one of the most unconventional winters of our lifetime. As architectural interior designers, we are aware that plenty of us may find ourselves spending more time at home than ever before. And for those of us buckling up to face a British winter, life at home doesn’t have to be dull and grey. In this post, we’ve enlisted some winter living ideas you can incorporate to prepare your home for the winter months.
Our prescription for a case of blissful winter living starts with transforming the home interior by tastefully incorporating several important factors, like warm colors, textures and accessories. Especially during the winter months, the role of color as an instant mood booster reigns supreme. Choose colors that have the power to uplift and inspire the overall mood of a space. Here, we combined lively green accents, flowers, and lighting to suit the overall theme. The result: a cheerful and inviting aura despite the winter weather outside.
Elsewhere in the house, specifically in the living room, take a bold step and decorate with warm tones or add a dash of color. For a more understated effect, bring the fire with candles that complement the artwork. Check out an extensive collection of Neom candles, which are featured in a wide-range of scents and colors to suit the space.
Create a plush and cosy theme by stocking up on soft furnishings like cushions, throws or bed linens that you can sink into when the mercury drops outside. For a remarkable collection of cushions, throws and everything in between, draw inspiration from the wide-ranging collections available at Andrew Martin or Robert Langford (both of which are currently running a sale promotion). Similarly, consider winter-proofing the bedroom with quality bed linen from John Lewis.
Undoubtedly, the home cinema room offers the ultimate winter living experience. Outfitted with plush Jacaranda carpets, and textured wall covering from Tektura, we opted for an earthy and fiery orange theme for fabrics. Overall, the cinema room offers full comfort while maintaining a low profile.
And when loved ones gather around the dining table, warm tones and mood lighting are essential (head over to Porta Romana for distinctive lighting). Here, we opted for bespoke furniture. Naturally, our choice of soft furnished dining chairs promise ultimate comfort while maintaining an aura of elegant sophistication. Once again, candles make a critical cameo.
Incorporate any of the design elements enlisted in this article and you’re guaranteed to have a lovely, comforting home to last all winter. British poet Edith Sitwell said it best: "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." And remember, if you’re considering a home interior transformation, please feel free to contact us.