1st May 2018

If your home is lacking warmth this season, create room envy by following these simple styling tips from Melissa Gullifer, interior prop stylist, Focus on Furniture.

“As the cooler weather arrives, now is the time to create a stylish and cosy interior to create a perfectly cosy winter home,” says Melissa.

  • Layers – just like adding layers of clothing on our bodies in the cooler season, layering textures and fabrics in your lounge and bedroom will provide that extra bit of warmth and comfort. You can do this by adding cushions, throws and additional pillows. Layering brings added warmth and creates a stylish haven for you and your family to enjoy for cosy nights in.
  • Colour Palette – introducing deeper coloured tones to your interior decor can create a warm and inviting space. Add rich tones to living areas, think dark timbers, and mix them up with black or rustic tones. Add soft greys and dark blue tones to bedrooms to create a cosy and relaxed mood. These colours will work beautifully in winter but don’t be afraid to inject some contrasting tones so your room doesn’t look too bland. For example, print cushions in striking tones like Focus on Furniture’s Flamingo Cushion will make a bold statement in any home.
  • Rug up – many people like to rotate their area rugs to suit the season. Rugs are a great way to provide comfort and insulation, especially if you have tiles or wooden floors. A cosy rug in an interior space is usually the most highly sought after space for its inviting look. Opt for a deep pile shaggy rug, flat weave, thick wool pile or even hide and furs for a touch of opulent style!
  • Patterns – from contemporary to classic patterns, the choice is endless. Adding patterns to interior spaces will provide personalised style and add drama and interest to the furnishings in a room. Patterns on cushions look great and are a quick way to jazz up any room. Check out the exclusively designed IKAT cushion from Focus on Furniture, with its beautifully printed shapes in blush pink and black. Choosing warm patterns with pops of on-trend winter colours will create visually appealing spaces and serious room envy.
  • Light up – take the chill off this winter by adding some extra lighting to create warmth and atmosphere in a room. Lighting sets the mood in a room and can be used as a simple fix to instantly transform your space. Floor and table lamps can be less expensive options than ceiling lights and you can move them around the room to suit your space. For an intimate feel, add a side table with a small table lamp next to your favourite lounge to project a stunning setting and add a cosy feel.

Focus on Furniture is an Australian company that specialises in producing stylish furniture for an affordable price. The company operates 37 stores in Melbourne, regional Victoria, Sydney, NSW Central Coast, Canberra, South Australia, Brisbane and regional Queensland. For inspiration and ideas, visit: