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.
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
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.
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: www.focusonfurniture.com.au