Winter Textures and Colours

With the weather starting to cool down here in Wanaka, now is a good time to start thinking about making your home warm and cosy for the winter months. A great way to do this is by adding warm colours, textures, throws and cushions to different spaces.

We are loving New Zealand wool blankets at the moment, these beautifully soft and luxurious blankets come in a stunning range of colours, from moss green, to rusty red, mustards and deep blues, throw one over the back of an armchair or sofa to create a warm feeling in your living room.

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Adding rich colours is a great way to make a space feel warmer and more inviting, this can be a very simple way to decorate a space and add interest. We are particularly fond of adding a velvet comforter in a rich mustard or moss green to the end of a bed, or a few cushions to a sofa to add texture and warmth to our homes. The easiest way to start building up a beautiful look is to start with an accent colour, pick one that will compliment the other colours you have in that space, rusty tones are a great palette to start with as the deep colours add a lovely richness and depth to any space.

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When styling your room, it is important to also add texture as well as colour, think about using a reindeer hide, sheep skin or fur, these natural elements will layer beautifully in a living room or bedroom and add depth and luxury to the space, creating warmth and style. When using these elements, less is more, adding a hide or sheep skin to a sofa, chair, floor or bed will make the space more friendly and comfortable, but be sure that you don’t over decorate and lose each individual item. Hides and skins come in all colours and shapes these days, so you can create a style that is suited to you.

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Headboards are also a really great way of adding texture and warmth to a bedroom, use velvet or suede for a luxurious feel, or a lovely linen for a more relaxed feel. Try using a darker colour with some depth to it, to anchor the whole room. We are loving navy blue, green and rusty red to brown tones for headboards at the moment.

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Adding a few pops of brass here and there ties the whole look together. You can use as much, or as little as you want, try using a brass framed mirror on a bedroom wall, or a brass side lamp or wall sconce to finish off a beautifully styled bedroom. In the living areas you could add a brass vase, or go big with feature brass candlesticks or a brass pendant light.