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Comfort & Joy: Cosy Winter Home Upgrades

Embrace our cosy winter home ideas with a few simple upgrades to give your home a seasonal, warm and welcoming reset
By: Charlotte Pavitt

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Comfort & Joy: Cosy Winter Home Upgrades

Comfort & Joy: Cosy Winter Home Upgrades

Embrace our cosy winter home ideas with a few simple upgrades to give your home a seasonal, warm and welcoming reset

By: Charlotte Pavitt

It’s finally that time of year. The clocks have gone back, you’ve pulled your knitwear out of storage ready for sweater weather, eased your feet back into rain-proof footwear and perhaps invested in a new winter coat to help you beat that November chill. So now you’ve got your extra layers on, why not extend the same consideration to your home and embrace a look that champions getting cosy, taking life a little slower and celebrating being in the great indoors. Now we must preface this by saying, we do not expect you to redecorate your entire home to reflect each season. But there are a few simple upgrades to introduce warmth and comfort into every room of your home with our cosy winter home ideas, just in time for hibernation season.

Layering Textiles

The oldest trick in the book to instantly transition your home from summer to winter is adding throw blankets and cushions to your soft furnishings. Layering textures is an instant and impactful way to dress your sofa or bed that requires a little forward thinking. Look to your existing decor and add in some complementary yet hardier blankets in heavy lambswool or chunky knits, and introduce a few darker cushions to your current colour palette. Just don’t forget the golden rule of three in cushion matching.

Focus on the Fireside

An essential for any Hygge devotee, the Danish turn of phrase for getting cosy, is a fireside. Whether you’re blessed enough to have a roaring fire in your home or a simple mantlepiece to congregate around, use it to anchor your space for the seasonal switch. Ensure your hearth is fully dressed with textured accessories that add a sense of dimension, centred with a deep pile rug.

Scent of the Season

A flickering flame will always make you feel cosy and if you’re looking to inject an overall feeling of comfort into your home, the best way to do this is with scent. Swap out your floral and citrusy home fragrances for something woodier with warming notes of plum, bergamot and fig. Liberty’s Stately Bouquet Scented Candle is designed to set the tone for relaxation with a calming aroma of blackberry, cashmere, wood and musk.

Mood Lighting

To truly embrace the turning of the season - with shorter days and longer nights - you may want to lower your lighting to capture the mood. Compliment candlelight with table and floor lamps bedecked in statement lampshades to reduce glare and bring a layer of texture and print to each room. Lighting, both artificial and natural, is your home's most important tool so don’t leave it as an afterthought this winter.

Cocooning Quilts

In order to bed down for winter in style, swap out linens for something a little more cocooning like an on-trend quilt. There is nothing more welcoming than a weighty blanket to snuggle up under at night, particularly when used to bolster your existing bedding. Projektityyny’s signature patchwork quilts will add some Nordic sensibility and take care of your bed until spring. Feeling crafty? Try your hand at #LibertyCraftClub’s puff quilt tutorial.

Hearty Home Comforts

While there’s a lot to be said for al fresco entertaining, there’s really something special about making a meal of dinners indoors with family and friends. Get ready for friendsgiving soirees or festive feasts by practising home cooking with one-pot recipes in the Our Place Perfect Pot and leave it to gently simmer away while you tend to your guests. Tablescapes should be dedicated to texture and set with ambient, glow-giving candlelight.

An Ode to the Night In

Whether it's a date night in or a microwave meal for one, a night at home isn’t complete without the appropriate dress code. And when it comes to colder climes, we recommend you turn to the sensible time-honoured pyjama set - effortlessly comfortable and stylish in equal measure. Cashmere bed socks are, of course, compulsory.

Hug in a Mug

If you’re a connoisseur of after-dinner, pre-bed drinks then you’ll understand the power of a really great mug. The humble mug truly comes into its own in winter - think loaded hot chocolate, hot toddies, eggnog and even mulled wine. Make an event of warming winter drinks by serving in a stylish mug that you’ll be proud to be seen wrapping your hands around.

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