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Top 5 tips for getting your home ready for winter

with influencer Katie Woods @comedowntothewoods

Just as our clothes and wardrobe evolve with the season, our homes naturally undergo change. A shift from light and bright to warm and snug brings a natural change in our home decor. Nights become darker, the outside becomes colder and it's unsurprising that we retreat indoors. At this time of year our homes become our sanctuaries, a place to cosy up and shut the door on the chilly outside. On average we spend 90% of our time indoors, this figure increases over the Winter months. Given that we spend so much time indoors it's vital that we make it as welcoming and homely as possible.

Top 5 tips for getting your home ready for winter

with influencer Katie Woods @comedowntothewoods

Just as our clothes and wardrobe evolve with the season, our homes naturally undergo change. A shift from light and bright to warm and snug brings a natural change in our home decor. Nights become darker, the outside becomes colder and it's unsurprising that we retreat indoors. At this time of year our homes become our sanctuaries, a place to cosy up and shut the door on the chilly outside. On average we spend 90% of our time indoors, this figure increases over the Winter months. Given that we spend so much time indoors it's vital that we make it as welcoming and homely as possible.

1. Bring The Outside In

You don't need to go far to find flowers, plants and branches that will add drama to your room. Off cuts from your Christmas tree mixed with berries will add a wonderfully wintry accent to your room. Foraged branches and pine cones look amazing and are all on our doorstep.

1. Bring The Outside In

You don't need to go far to find flowers, plants and branches that will add drama to your room. Off cuts from your Christmas tree mixed with berries will add a wonderfully wintry accent to your room. Foraged branches and pine cones look amazing and are all on our doorstep.

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2. Layer Your Lighting

Lighting can completely change the feel of a room if done right. Consider 3 forms of lighting.

1. Ambient. General overhead lighting for a room.

2. Accent. Light that highlights certain interesting features such as table lamps on a beautiful side table

3. Task. This provides light for areas where specific tasks are carried out. Think reading lamp or a light that will illuminate a bar/work area.

4. And of course in winter, don't forget the twinkly fairy lights, this will ensure the cosiest of feels.

2. Layer Your Lighting

Lighting can completely change the feel of a room if done right. Consider 3 forms of lighting.

1. Ambient. General overhead lighting for a room.

2. Accent. Light that highlights certain interesting features such as table lamps on a beautiful side table

3. Task. This provides light for areas where specific tasks are carried out. Think reading lamp or a light that will illuminate a bar/work area.

4. And of course in winter, don't forget the twinkly fairy lights, this will ensure the cosiest of feels.

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3. Flickering Flames

Nothing says winter more that candlelight. Candles create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere and are an easy way to change the ambience of a room. Cluster them together for maximum impact or light lanterns and hurricane vases as a stylish alternative. Use scented candles, in particular warm spiced Christmas scents to give your home all of the festive feels.

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4. Have Fun

There is no better time than Christmas to have fun with you interiors, especially if there are children in your home. Your kids are unlikely to grow up with fond memories of the fluffy cushions but you can guarantee they will remember the fun Christmas nutcrackers and quirky baubles. It's a time to indulge in all of your guilty pleasures, it's what Christmas is all about.

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5. Use Different Textures

A change in temperature calls for a change from lighter to heavier fabrics. Light linens are swapped to chunkier knits, velvets and fleece. On your sofa, try different styles of throws, you can never have too many to snuggle beneath. Different textures don't have to be limited to textiles though. Mix metallics and woods for a wintry feel.

5. Use Different Textures

A change in temperature calls for a change from lighter to heavier fabrics. Light linens are swapped to chunkier knits, velvets and fleece. On your sofa, try different styles of throws, you can never have too many to snuggle beneath. Different textures don't have to be limited to textiles though. Mix metallics and woods for a wintry feel.

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