Now that we’re well into autumn and the longer, darker nights are closing in, it means the boots are out of the wardrobe, the fur coats are back in the shops, and every girl’s hats and scarfs become vital daily accessories. But, what does it mean for your home? There are so many simple touches you can add to your interior design that will give seasonal flair and festive fun to your home. Whether you’re hosting a Christmas dinner party or a NYE bash, these extras are sure to wow your guests.
Bring the outdoors, indoors
If you’re looking for a way to make your living room extra cozy, why not bring a little of the outdoors, indoors! If you’re redecorating, incorporate some olive greens, burnt oranges and chestnut browns into rugs, cushions and throws, and pair that with some wooden highlights in lamps and vases.
Then, bring some of those scents from the forest right through your home by partnering those new touches with top winter fragrances, such as cinnamon, cranberry, or frankincense. This is a very popular trend at the moment, and while it can work all year around with beautiful summer florals and moss colours, it looks particularly spectacular when paired with Christmas decorations and some sparkle.
Live like a Scandinavian
This is a huge design trend right now, and it’s all about simplicity paired with a rustic aesthetic. The Scandinavian trend matches grey tones with dark wood, but with a lot of luxurious additions, meaning by the time you’ve finished, your home should look like something straight out of a catalogue.
Add plenty of subtle-coloured furs, plush long-pile rugs and large candles against black wrought-iron for that true, log-cabin look. Instead of your usual coffee table, swap it out for an oversized wooden log, and then decorate further with your favourite Christmas decorations. You can read more on this trend right here.
Give your bathroom a boost
People often forget about the bathroom when it comes to adding festive touches, but during the winter, you’ll find you spend far more time in there. Whether you’re taking long baths to warm up at the end of the day, or your beauty routine has had to lengthen, it’s the perfect excuse to turn your bathroom into a miniature spa haven. Why not add some scented candles, and pick up some festive bath bombs and salts to pamper yourself?
Now is also the perfect time to give your bathroom a re-design, not only because you’ll be entertaining more and having more people stay over, but there are plenty of sales on so that you can bag top designer pieces at discounted prices. If you’re looking to maximise on space for example, you can get some great space-saving shower enclosures from betterbathrooms.com at the moment, from walk-in showers to those with sliding doors.