IS IT just me, or did the temperature on the Sunshine Coast drop by 10C overnight?
My pyjama shorts and singlets have been replaced with long sleeve flannelettes and Ugg boots.
Temperature drops are only important to me for a couple of reasons – the re-introduction of red wine, slow cooked stews, thick and fluffy throw rugs, a fully loaded firewood basket and of course the beautiful smell that accompanies it. Welcome to winter.
Naturally our household changes as the cooler months arrive, with wardrobe swap outs and the addition of key pieces in and around the home. There are ways to invite winter into your interior space with a more stylish and strategic approach.
Decorating tip 101: Fill the cupboard with your collection of summery cushions and décor items and replace them with winter inspired colours and textures.
This is a no brainer. Let’s look at some more ‘outside the box’ options to encompass our coastal winter vibes.
Pairing brass and gold metallics into your interior space is a lovely way to add interest and elegance, and we’ll continue to see this trend strengthen into winter. Combining small blocks of jet black with touches of metallics creates a bold and dramatic winter statement for those who appreciate moody, intense interiors.
Yes, we all love a chunky knit throw to snuggle under with a glass of wine, watching MAFS while the fire burns away. If the budget allows, replacing larger soft furnishings like rugs and accent chairs is a more intimate and audacious solution to bring in the winter vibes. Pieces covered in dark colours, and luxurious textures and patterns work.
During the cooler months, many homes become inhospitable environments for indoor plants. Whether it’s due to overheating, lack of natural light or just the fact that’s it’s cold, it can be difficult to keep houseplants thriving.
Instead of scattering plants, the newest trend is to incorporate them in one room grouped together.
It’s important to choose your winter species well – I recommend plants like the Zanzibar gem, maidenhair fern, Chinese evergreen, fiddle leaf figs and the super hardy succulents.
Natural light is limited during winter so introducing extra lighting with warm accents not only creates a cosy environment but a functional component with added light.
Reflective surfaces and strategically placed mirrors are another great way to bounce light around a room for an instant mood lifter.
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