As the nights draw ever in and temperatures drop, it’s time to dress your home for winter.
Lighting, soft furnishings and warm inviting colour all become more important during the winter months. We explore the latest country interiors trends to brighten your home.
Colour – Jewel Garden Velvets
Soft, sumptuous velvets are such a welcome comfort in the depths of winter. Especially in the jewel colours currently in vogue.
The luxurious Clio Sofa in Midnight blue velvet is a sofa to sink into – climb in at the onset of winter and don’t get out until spring. Suitably styled to sit comfortably in an informal country interior. Classically turned beech wood legs with brass castors and castor cups.
What could be more inviting than a luxurious velvet throw? Instant bedroom glamour in splendidly rich contemporary tones. Perfect for keeping the chill out in big old country homes.
Velvet walls can be tricky to pull off – it can all go a bit Austin Powers. This subtle velvet moss floral by Sophie Conran instead evokes the restful atmosphere of the Arts and Crafts period. Available from John Lewis.
Lighting – Sparkle and Glow
When lighting your home in winter it’s important to consider not just the function but the warmth and glow lighting can bring to your home. Adding a little soul.
The interior drum of the beautiful Hue range from Made has been formed in shimmering copper. As a consequence the shades reflect light, casting a wonderfully warm glow. The perfect counterpoint to the glow of fire on winter’s night.
Far too pretty to save for Christmas. The multi-faceted baubles on the Coco Crystal String Lights make light dance. Drape them along mantels or in dusky hallways to bring some sparkle and magic into the gloom.
The ideal bedside lamp should be tall enough to cast light whilst you’re reading in bed, restful in colour and form, and easy to switch on and off – no fumbling. The elegant Laura Touch lamp ticks all these boxes.
Pattern – Florals and Botanical Prints
Pattern and colour are making a comeback. Time to plunder the archives for expressive prints brimming with personality and pop open the lid on a tin of paint rich with pigment.
A wonderfully vibrant print inspired by the Victorian plant hunters and explorers. Dip a toe in the pattern trend by enlivening a plain sofa with a few capuchin cushions. Digitally printed to capture the nuances of the tone work.
Wedgewood have indeed plundered their archive to bring us their archive mug collection. Featuring intricately-detailed florals and motifs rendered in brilliant colour. Mix and match to make your own collection.
This opulent print from award-winning, Icelandic designer Kristjana Williams is an opulent rendering of classic chintz themes without even a hint of twee. Beautiful deep colours to enliven the winter months.
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