With autumn well underway and winter swiftly approaching, most of us are looking forward to wrapping up warm. Donning your winter warmers is one of the joys of the cooler months, but adding cosy touches shouldn’t be restricted to your wardrobe. Your home should have that fuzzy feeling too.
With a passion for all things cosy, beautiful and luxurious, we help people from around the world find the finest merino, sheep, and alpaca wool to add warmth to their living spaces and wardrobes. Here our experts reveal five cosy touches to add to the home - just in time for winter!
1. Use cushions to add colour and texture
Cushions aren’t just a stylish home accessory trend. A smattering of beautifully woven cushions can enhance the feeling of space and in turn, transform its entire ambience. Every room in the home can benefit from cushions, with many designs adding an instant burst of colour and texture to living areas.
Our cushion range features a selection of designs that will make your sofa, bed or reading chair a cosy and comfortable retreat from the plummeting temperatures outside. Cushions can also be used to create extra seating on the ground, which is perfect for accommodating the influx of guests that tend to visit over the festive period.
2. Throw in a comforting blanket
Throws and blankets are beautiful and practical accessories that can be used around the home, in the car, and when you’re out and about.
Like cushions, throws, and blankets can add colour and texture to the most used spaces within your home. Designs can even cement a decorative theme to give a room an instant makeover.
Our collection of throws and blankets are extra special. Made from merino wool, alpaca wool or a blend of both, our designs provide more than just a great look and feel.
They’re environmentally friendly, soft, and easy to take care of. Their super-insulating qualities make them a great year-round accessory to use wherever you are.
3. Create softness underfoot
Your furniture shouldn’t be the only items that are given the So Cosy treatment. Create softness underfoot by adorning your floors with an indulgent home accessory.
Tiled and hardwood floors in particular benefit from adding rugs. Rugs promote warmth that will be appreciated during the cooler seasons. If you’re looking for a hardwearing rug that will beautify your home for years to come, try jute.
We stock a number of jute rugs. You can continue the jute theme throughout your home too with our jute baskets, placemats and coasters. Shop our jute homewares here.
4. Promote warmth with a well-placed candle
Candles are great stocking fillers but treating yourself to a scented candle is a must for ensuring that warm and cosy vibe within your home. There are tons of different candles to choose from.
Whichever candle you select, its flickering flame and scent will make the space feel more comfortable and intimate. According to Culture Trip, the Danes, who established the now world-famous Hygge movement, light more candles per head than anywhere else in Europe.
5. Get the lighting right
Focusing on lighting is another way to add that cosy feeling to your home. House Beautiful reveals why choosing lamps for purpose, not just design, is important:
“Indirect light is great for a hygge atmosphere. Make sure the lamp over your dining table gives sufficient light to 'see' your food and each other. As hygge is also reading a book (The Book of Hygge, £12.99), when sitting on your sofa surrounded by soft pillows, make sure you have a good reading lamp as well.”
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