No matter how short or long, how mild or biting, how sunny or snowy your Winter is, one constant is true – you either love it or hate it.
We’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be like that! It’s time to bridge the divide so all of us embrace the cold with delight each and every day.
Impossible you say? No way. Explore 17 super hot room design ideas, below, that will make you want to see more of this sensational season.
Winter is now hot stuff.
1. Throw warmth around
There’s no such thing as too many throws, so take them out of the cupboard or treat yourself to a new addition. The current trend is toward soft, textured ‘one colour’ throws. Think cashmere, sheepskin, faux fur.
2. Bulk up the bedding
Beds are never as beautiful as they are in Winter. We get to bulk up with pillows and blankets. Give yourself permission to get carried away. Add plenty!
3. Go for gold
Gold brings a warm glow to the home. Don’t limit yourself to a gold ornament here and there. Go all out and lavish an entire wall in a lick of golden paint.
Interior image from Sydney Harbour Paint Company.
4. Snuggle down in the bedroom
To give your bedroom an extra sense of warmth and comfort during those cold months, add a sofa or corner chair. Make it a place you want to be.
5. Tantalise with tartan
Tartan accents are back thanks to hipsters, but you don’t have to grow a beard to reap the benefits. Tantalise with tartan chairs, sofas, rugs, cushions or throws.
Interior image from Nicky Dobree Interior Design.
6. Cover with plush
Decorate with soft, fluffy warm plush rugs that match the colour scheme of your home. Cover those cold tiles and bare timber floors. Embrace matchy-matchy.
7. Add warmth with wood
If the cold weather makes you stiff, timber trimmings will provide a sense of relaxation. Unwide with ‘woodsy’ additions like wooden sideboards, dining tables, side boards and wall art.
8. Set your heart on fire
Home is where your hearth is. I mean home is where your heart is…? Both work! For either genuine warmth or even just a feeling of warmth, add a gas fireplace or gas fire ornament.
9. Timber will break the blues
Indigo is a beautiful Winter colour, but can be a bit foreboding. Bring life to your blues by adding timber accents.
Image interior from Site House.
10. White, white and more white
This idea is perfect for lovers of Winter. Those who cannot get enough. If you have a white neutral decor, match the white wintery outdoors by adding white on white. Accents might include white birch, white pine cones, silvery trimmings or perhaps a white canvas print that brings it all together.
11. Be inspired by Mother Nature
This idea is perfect for lovers of Summer! If you have a white neutral decor, contrast the white Winter outdoors by adding greenery and bracken to give it a sense of warmth courtesy of Mother Nature.
Image interior from Rachel Bernhardt Pacific Bliss.
12. Take in touch
In Winter our cold hands yearn for warmth. Plastics and leathers aren’t our friend. Give yourself something warm for your hands and feet to revel in – plush velvet ottomans otherwise known as pure tactile indulgence.
13. Envelop with candles
Romance the night away with stylish candles that will give an otherwise cool interior decor a warm glow.
Image interior from Pinterest.
14. Adopt shades of grey
Be inspired by charcoal, mist and fog – all those grey treasures. Focus on the grey rather than the Winter and you’ll create a heavenly haven in no time at all.
15. Be smart with lighting
Winter is the time to finally invest in a matching set of bedside lamps. Why? To avoid getting out of bed to turn out the light, of course! Add ambient lighting to your bedside, tuck in and enjoy that good book.
Image interior from Oh Eight Oh Nine.
16. Become an explorer
Just because it’s Winter doesn’t mean you can’t travel. Give your home some wanderlust with ‘vintage explorer’ accents – a globe of the world, nautical ornaments, old books. Bliss bomb.
17. Get into metal
We tend to spend more time indoors in Winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring. It’s time to glam things up with metallic accents – gold, silver or copper (or all three!).
Image interior from Eclectic Trends.