May 7th, 2015
tagged as Decorating
The cold weather has well & truly set in, the slow cooker has an almost permanent place out on the kitchen bench & I have sudden random urges to bake fruit crumble. At this time of year many of us spend more time indoors - entertaining at home, spending rainy Sundays indoors... board games, baking, reading, movies or Game of Thrones marathons ; )
There is something quite lovely about hunkering down on these days to enjoy simple pleasures. For me, it is a time when home becomes a cosy, welcoming shelter from the outside world, extra layers are added to beds & sofas, colours & textures are swapped in and out to create a feeling of warmth.
If I could offer 1 tip for adding cosy warmth to your home it would be texture, texture, texture!
The number one way to make a space feel cosy is to layer & mix different textures & materials - this is especially important in an all white, or neutral scheme that doesn’t rely on colour to bring in warmth.
Use materials like leather, wood, fur, linen, velvet, embroidered/hand stitched textiles & metallics, choose a few different types to layer for each space. You can do this over time, sometimes just 1 piece can make all the difference to a space - a plush rug, fur throw, velvet cushion, a hand stitched or crochet blanket. A raid of your linen cupboard could be fruitful, or you might want to add a few new special pieces to your home over time to build that luxe, layered, cosy texture.
Below some spaces that use texture in different ways to create a cosy warm vibe...
Above Images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
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Links to browse the above in store - Esha, Chapal, Dhara, Agrata, Soma, Aadrika, Bhuddana, Harita, Luna - Cutwork, Asta - Cutwork, Chrevron Shibori, Rosa - Cutwork.
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