As we head face first into December, it’s time to think about winter decor ideas and how we can cosy up the house with the addition of some home accessories. It’s not just the Christmas tree that makes the home feel cosy, it’s the addition of textures, tones, smells and soft subtle lighting that will really help take your home from autumnal to winter wonderland.

Adding texture

It’s all about the velvet this year.  Velvet cushions are a lovely warm and welcoming addition to any sofa.  Look out for extra details such as quilting and pom poms for an eye pleasing texture boost.

Also consider adding a rug to warm up any hard flooring and think about picking a jute hard wearing rug, as the straw colour is not only huge this winter, but it brings a little touch of outdoor in and also builds on layering those textures within your home.

Time to heat up

Now is always the time of year where people consider adding a wood burning stove, but if that isn’t possible, then look out for stylish electric fireplaces which also add the same warm and cosy feel to your home… Make sure you have a blanket and cup of hot chocolate at the ready though.  Once you are in front of the fireplace, time just melts away!

Lighting

It goes without saying that as the dark nights roll in, the last thing you want to do it switch on the “big ceiling light”.  You will want to create the perfect ambiance for your cosy nights in.  Consider installing a dimmer light, adding lamps, or my absolute favourite… Light lots and lots of candles.

I love candles this time of year, as they not only add a gorgeous soft light in winter, but also add those favourite smells that immediately take you back to the fondest of memories of Christmases past.

Snuggle up

Winter is always when people consider changing up their main furniture pieces, such as sofas and occassional chairs. You might find if you are making the investment in a log burner or fireplace, that your focal point changes in your room and you have to rearrange the seating to suit.

Things to bear in mind when chosing new seating and sofas in particular is shape, colour and filling.  Do you want a firm sofa that will hold it’s shape and perhaps soften with cushions, or do you want a sinkable sofa for those cosy movie nights and are happy to plump up the seat cushions regularly.  Think hard on these big investment pieces.

My Top Picks This Winter

30cm wall clock
Sync 30cm Wall Clock This bold but classic wall clock would look great on any wall or mantle alike. Fitting in with industrial and scandi décor, the bold hands really add a splash of colour to any room.

Industrial Drink Trolley
This serves as a purposeful log basket, with separated storage for logs, kindling and coal. Being on castors makes it the perfect fireplace friend in any industrial space.
retro lounge chair
Retro Lounge Chair
Cosy up this space with a fur rug and you have the perfect occasional seating that looks great in scandi surroundings or adds a bright detail to a dark space (or a great toasty spot for a furry friend)
ceramic Vase
Wall Vase
If you’re into faux foliage, then why not display your eucalyptus lovingly in a lovely hazy ceramic vase.
telephone table plant stand
Cactus Hanging Plant in Pot Cacti are everywhere at the moment and who can blame them, as they are the perfect way to finish off any room. This faux example is friendly for those who don’t have green fingers.
2 seater sofa
Shoreditch 2 Seater Sofa If you have a spare corner in your room, why not add a snuggle chair to cosy up on cold nights.
hand woven area rug
Pyrrhos Diamond Hand-Woven Black/Beige Area Rug
Adding a rug to any room just brings about an extra layer of texture that instils warmth this time of year.
Electric Fireplace
Electric Fireplace
I’ve had my eye on these recycled steel dining chairs for a while now, they would look fantastic paired with a rustic reclaimed wood dining table, giving any kitchen diner a little vintage/industrial charm.
Concrete Fresh Linen Jar Candle
Concrete Fresh Linen Jar Candle Lighting candles on a cold evening brings aroma and warmth, perfect for a cosy night in.
table lamp
Schofield 28cm Table Lamp
The beautiful glow from an Edison bulb adds warmth to any industrial space this winter.
 Lokar Blanket
Lokar Blanket There’s nothing better than snuggling up under a cosy blanket and with the addition of pomp om tassels, this blanket would fit any décor.
cushion cover
Picture Cushion Cover
Pom Poms are everywhere right now and adding these to your room will bring much needed texture this time of year.

Image credit: Willow & Hall

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