Despite what Melbourne’s temperamental weather might suggest, winter is finally here. With cooler days on the way, now is the perfect time to give your home a warm new look. We’ve put together a series of inspirational ideas for styling your home for a cosy winter ahead.
Capture the essence of winter and play with hints of warmer hues. Introduce touches of warm stone and neutral palates, captured by statement cushions such as the Marloe Shearling range or an oversized plaid cushion by Citta Design. Decorative elements and detailed ceramics such as the Marmoset Found Ribbed Infinity Vase from Norsu Interiors will delight visitors and bring a sense of warmth and comfort into your home. If neutral colours aren’t your cup of tea, muted pastel tones work well to brighten a space and introduce gentle pops of colour.
Mix Up Materials
Stow away linen or sheer fabric curtains until the warmer months, replacing them with luxurious heavy curtains to block out the frosty surroundings and emphasise cosiness and comfort. Switch light quilts and delicate woven floor mats for warm woollen covers such as Pottery Barn’s chunky cable throw, and dense rugs. Channel nature choosing raw, earthy tones and textures like timber, clay and wicker to feature throughout your home. Stalwarts like glass and mirror will also bounce light around a darker room to highlight textures.
Bring in Blooms
Bringing life indoors will ensure your space remains bright and alive during the darker months. You need to ensure that your blooms will thrive during cooler conditions and don’t rely too much on natural light. Orchids, snake plants, rubber trees, or the popular philodendrons (split-leaf or the monstera) all survive on minimal light and can assist in helping your home feel fresh. As an alternative, hardy plants such as stems of eucalyptus, or dried flowers, such as Everbloome’s Grace bouquet, can be a very low-maintenance statement pop of life for your home.
Bring together your revamped winter space by introducing seasonal wintery scents. Impress visitors with the peculiar look and scent of Alessi’s 5 Seasons Lava Stone diffuser or In Essence’s Sandalwood essential oil. Of course, you can never have too many candles. Candles are a perfect and simple way to create a warm ambience on a frosty winter night. The moody extra large Baies candle by Diptyque is a great statement piece, providing ample glow and fragrant notes of blackcurrant leaves, berries and rose. Wintery scents not only refresh spaces but provide an escape when opening windows aren’t exactly ideal.
As the season changes, so do décor trends and a true desire to stay cosy in Melbourne. Swapping or refreshing smaller items throughout your home can have a big impact on revamping your space this season.