Winter comforts: How to get your home cozy ready

 

When it’s cold outside, nothing is better than snuggling up at home with a hot cup of tea and a good book (or an episode of Real Housewives, let’s be honest here).

Photo Credit © [Jean Allsop Photography] / [http://jeanallsopp.com/]
 
Photo Credit © [Jean Allsop Photography] / [http://jeanallsopp.com/]
When it’s cold outside, nothing is better than snuggling up at home with a hot cup of tea and a good book (or an episode of Real Housewives, let’s be honest here). But in order to be blissed out, a few essentials are required.

First, a comfortable sofa is a must. Whether it’s a large sectional to fit the entire family or a nice and deep roll-arm sofa, it needs to be plush and enveloping. I love having my sofa by a window because even on the coldest days, I can catch a few rays to warm me up.

A sofa isn’t warm and inviting without a decent number of pillows and throw blankets: consider rich textures such as velvet and chunky knits in an array of light and dark neutral tones. The light tones will capture the natural soft winter light, whereas the dark tones will create a cozy moody feeling that’s perfect for cold or rainy days.

The key to cozy comfort is soft furnishings and lots of them. A nice rug that’s soft underfoot is paramount. Window coverings add much needed warmth both visually and temperature-wise.

A tone-on-tone colour palette also adds to the soothing and comfortable mood of your room. I’m crazy about the warm grey tone of the room above: I love how muddy it is and how it seems to have subtle hints of purple and taupe. The fact that the walls are painted the same colour as the molding and the bookcase further helps create that enveloping feeling.

Lastly, it’s impossible to be truly comfortable without a well-appointed side table (for your cup of tea, book or scented candle) and warm soft lighting. Follow these tips and you’ll end up with a room so cozy, you’ll never want to leave! 
 
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