When the temperatures drop and the days shorten, the commute to work seems long, cold and dark. We daydream about escaping the winter chill and retreating to our warm, cosy home at the end of those long days. There really is nothing like coming home.
Walking in the front door, swapping shoes for slippers. Nestling into your favourite armchair with a warm cup of tea. Putting your feet up and opening a good book with a fire crackling close by. Catching up on your favourite TV series. Or that movie you missed at the cinema over summer.
A neutral colour palette and warm, ambient lighting will set the tone for your winter refuge. Brighten the space with a pop of colour. Enliven the senses by lighting your favourite scented candle, something indulgently creamy or with a hint of warming spice.
Add warmth and softness to the space with textured throws and cosy cushions in varying textures and patterns. Roll out thick, luxurious rugs in natural textures to warm up hardwood floors.
Avoid the wintry night chill and entertain at home. Small, intimate gatherings with a few close friends. A bottle of wine with a delicious cheese platter. A warm roast with all the trimmings. Decadent desserts straight from the oven. Long chats over warm coffee and maybe a few biscuits.
Welcome Winter into your life. In our busy, modern lives we all need to take the time to stop, relax and rejuvenate. What better time than Winter to do just that. Allow yourself time to hibernate. Be kind to yourself. Let your body and mind rejuvenate. Take the time to just be.
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