08 | Preparing Your Home For Winter

Autumn is here which means you may spend more time at home than outside. You’re thinking of evenings by the fire all snuggled up, but how do I get my home ready for winter …


Different textures are a great way to add warmth and don’t have to be expensive. You can change your cushions and go for beautiful fabrics that not only look inviting but feel soft. Velvet is always popular, and wool can create and build layers with your textures and fabrics. Add a rug if you have wooden floors, it’ll not only feel nice underfoot but add depth to your space. If you want to be a different add a bold pattern, Claire Gaudion have a fantastic range of rugs and throws and cushions in beautiful bright colours and patterns.


Coze cashmere throws (image left) are a real treat. They feel luxiourious whilst comfy. Bronte (image right) always have a great range of throws, such as herringbone, and browns and creams are timeless classics.


Lighting plays a big part in the autumn. We all have corners which are dark and gloomy, so add some lamps which can add light to those areas and create that lovely warm hue we all love. Use lamps instead of overhead lights, they will add to that feeling of wanting to be warm and cosy.


Change your bedding, if you like white bedding you can keep that but add different fabrics, accessorise. Bedfolk do some beautiful bedding and pick a higher thread count to add to that luxurious feeling. Also add a throw, pick a soft fabric like cashmere and add some cushions, go for a contrast, think of velvet again or wool. Adding texture and layers here will want to make you stay in bed.


Andrew Smith