13 July 2020
Warming up inside this winter
Winter decorating ideas that will create a space you’ll want to hibernate in!
We’re well into winter now and we’ve got another three months of cold before we’re properly into spring again and our bones and homes will start to warm up again! This month we’re looking at ways to bring warmth into your homes and livening spaces while it’s so cold outside. Our minds need to see warmth to feel warmth!
You know how much we love to create fun walls using wall decals which is a great base for any decorating whether it’s the family room, your entry hall, bathrooms, kitchen, or the kids bedroom. We have a wall decal in our range for every single room of your house … and if you can’t find the perfect wall decal for your home on our website, we can absolutely create a custom wall decal just for you!
Looking beyond (or in front of!) the wall décor we’ve found some great décor pieces that will warm the cockles of your heart right through this winter. To create a warming and inviting space you need there are five main elements that you need to work with: colour, texture, layers, lighting, and greenery.
We’ve done some of the legwork for you and have found some beautiful pieces that will warm your space in no time! Let’s take a look:
Throw rugs! Where is in inappropriate to not wrap yourself in a throw rug? We can only think of two places – the bath/shower and while you’re cooking – and both are pretty self-explanatory! Otherwise it’s throw rug-a-go-go! One of our favourites this winter is the Mohair Lilly Throw from Australian mill St Albans. Look at the colours, and it’s the perfect size too for wrapping and snuggling!
Bringing textures into your home can be done in so many different ways: a new vase or planter pot, cushions, artworks, or new crockery! We’re in love with the range of handmade ceramics from Winterwares – beautiful pieces that are each made by hand, so no two pieces are the same. They are a stunning addition to your winter table (or summer!).
Layer up! Add extra throws and cushions to beds, chairs, the sofa … anywhere that you can create a cosy space to read, work, or study. The more comfortable you are, the more you’ll achieve! Australian icons Bonnie and Neil have the most divine range of cushions (all designed right here in Australia) and this gorgeous 60cm(!) Dogwood on Velvet cushion has us ready for an afternoon on the couch with a cuppa and a book! Team the Dogwood cushion with a Kip & Co.’s Garden Green Velvet Beanbag Cover and Peony Pink Velvet Pea Cushion and you’ve layered yourself up something pretty indeed!
Winter light is So different to our other seasons … it gets dark earlier and light later, and even on a sunny winter day the light is less than a sunny spring or summer day. We need the light, but we need to bring gentle and warm lighting into our homes. Changing over your light bulbs is one way to bring more warmth to the lighting you already have in your home. Adding in extra table and floor lamps is another clever trick that works well whatever the season. Papaya have beautiful lighting pieces in timbers, metals, and ceramics. We are absolutely crushing on the Dianna table lamp which is crafted from fine white porcelain – the irregular pin dot patter creates such a delicate pattern when lit that is calm and warm, so inviting!
Finally, bring some greenery in! Outside may be drab and lifeless as far as our trees and garden beds go, but inside we can bring to life! Indoor plants (of the real, living variety!) are good for our health! Indoor plants are necessary to give us clean air, and they release positivity in our home. Get yourself along to your local garden centre and buy a couple of indoor plants to brighten up your home. They will make a difference, promise! You’ll need to put your plant into a pot too of course (just another excuse to dress your home for winter!) and we think you’ll love the Maro Timber Planter from April & Oak (available in three sizes)! Perfect for all seasons this planter will look great in just abut any room of your home.
So, there you have it, winter decorating for every home. We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.