The days are already turning colder and the evenings are getting longer, but fret not! The fact that winter is approaching is a great excuse for turning your home into a cosy haven. With that in mind, we have put together a list of suggestions and simple tricks for how to prepare your home for the colder months. And the great news is - it doesn't have to take a lot of effort. So curl up, grab a cup of tea and read on for how to get your home winter-ready.
Let there be light
A simple way to add ambience to any space is through lighting. For this time of year, we recommend opting for a lamp with a soft glow or a dimmable function. Dimmable lamps are multifunctional and can be used for both mood lighting and as desk lamps. Our Mouro Lamp designed by Patricia Perez is portable and has a dimmer with three settings, making it easy to move around and to use wherever you wish.
Lighting some candles will transform the mood of a room - why not place some on your dining table and mantlepiece for an instant lift. The Industry Candlestick designed by Matthew Hilton gives a stylish touch to any room.
The reading nook
Creating a nice area to come home to and relax in can make the winter evenings feel a little easier. A reading nook is a great option even if you are tight on space, as it doesn't require much furniture. Whether you grab furniture you already have or choose to invest in some pieces is entirely up you. A comfy armchair and something to place your hot drink of choice on can be enough to create a calming space just for you. The Altura Step Stool by Patricia Perez can easily double up as a functional side table. Up the cosiness level with some lit candles and a throw - you're welcome.
Bring nature indoors
Inevitably we spend more time hunkered down in our homes in the winter, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy nature indoors. Adding some natural elements to your interior will give warmth to your home. This can be done by adding plants and green details such as throws, cushions or accessories. The Solid Table Light in serpentine marble designed by Terence Woodgate gives off a soft glow and has an elegant green tone. We like using dried flowers for an everlasting flower arrangement that can be rearranged and reused. Another way to bring the outdoors in is by investing in some wooden furniture - perhaps you could use a new chest of drawers or a side table?
Last but not least, textiles are essential for adding softness to any space. Layering textiles will make your space feel cosy and comfortable. Investing in a rug will not just add warmth to your home but is also a good way to distinguish different areas. A rug underneath your dining table or by your lounging area will give structure to the space. Inspired by London’s architectural skyline and vernacular architectural roofing structures, the Purlin Rug by Eleanor Pritchard adds elegance with its geometric and clean design.