Keep Warm And Carry On: 5 Steps To A Cosy Home

Keep Warm And Carry On: 5 Steps To A Cosy Home

Winter is upon us and there’s no place like home. As the cold weather continues to bite we’ve rounded up our 5 Steps To A Cosy Home. From ethical fireplaces through to designer rugs, we’ve got everything you need to combat the cold.

Nothing invites a sense of comfort like the flicker of a live flame. However, you don’t want to burn a hole in the ozone just for the sake of a snug lounge. Enter Cocoon Fires. The brainchild of Peruvian designer, Frederico Otero, they take everything we love about an indoor flame and establish it within a sleek yet sustainable design. Run entirely on bio-ethanol, these contemporary fireplaces are smoke-free and require no flue, making them easy to install.

The secret to a warm and inviting home is texture. Contemporary rugs, poufs and cushions will all help soften your interior while adding a plethora of flexible seating options. Opt for thick hand-woven silk and organic cotton for accessories that will transition well in the summer months.

Cultivating a cosy nook in which to hibernate is one of our favourite winter activities. Look for oversized modern loungers which encourage an immediate sense of comfort then pile on the designer throws. Houseplants will also help your living room from keeping too stuffy. To avoid damaging the floor, be sure to check out Zanotta’s Albero Flower Stand.

Lighting is one of the most important tools in your decorative arsenal, especially during the winter months. Focus on highlighting the spaces you want people to gravitate towards — a coffee table, the sofa etc. Use a combination of modern pendant lights and designer floor lamps for hard-to-reach places, while trusting in stylish wall lamps to help add shadow and contrast. For more tips, check out our blog post on Clever Lighting Tricks For Every Room In The House.

5) Feel Good Finishes

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in feel-good finishes. We recommend opting for dark wood furniture over light, experimenting with rich grains and walnut finishes. Cooler weather also means you can go all out on texture, with stylish leather cabinets and velvet armchairs among some of our seasonal power plays.


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