5 Easy Ways To Create A Cozy Winter Home

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Is your mood starting to sink as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder? You can't stop the change of seasons, but you can turn your home into a warm, cozy sanctuary where you feel comfortable and at peace. These easy tweaks to your home décor will help.

Add Warm Colours

There's no need to repaint your house for winter. You can easily create some warmth by choosing a few accessories in pink, orange or red. These can be pictures on the wall, display bowls, clocks, candle holders, chair covers or even books and magazines. Before you hit the shops, have a look at what you already have – you're bound to find something that will give your place a new, cozy look.

Play with Lighting and Scent

Dim the overhead lights and add table lamps to your reading space. Now is also the perfect time to light up some candles. And what's even better than candles? Scented candles. If you're not sure which scent to choose, here are some ideas. Lavender will relax you, sandalwood will help you unwind and vanilla may bring up happy childhood memories.

Have Blankets Ready

It's time to get some blankets out! Isn't it nice to know that you can reach for one easily whenever you need it? You can go for a casual look throwing them onto your coach or stack them in a wooden basket in the living area.

Pile Up Lots of Cushions

Just the sight of cushions can make you relax. Give preference to warmer colours and rich, soft textures like velvet or wool. Together with the blankets, the cushions will make your room feel welcoming and you'll have plenty of support when you want to get comfortable with a book or in front of the TV.

Put a cowhide rug in your living room

If you have a bare floors that feel nice and cool in summer, it's now time to cover them with a cowhide rug. Your feet will thank you for the warm, soothing touch, and it'll give a unique accent to your room. Most cowhide rugs are hypo-allergenic, so even if you're sensitive to dust, you'll be able to breathe easily. They are super-easy to clean and because they're made of leather, they last for a very long time.  Cowhides come in a variety of colours and you will be able to find one that matches your interior and the mood you're trying to create in your home. They are also great for clothing items like jackets and ugg boots melbourne


13 April 2016

Stocking my vintage shop

I have a knickknack shop. We sell a lot of genuine vintage items, but some items are hard to find or extremely expensive so we also stock a range of vintage reproductions at a lower price point so that anyone can come into our store and find a piece of memorabilia that they like and can afford. This blog talks about the process of selecting good vintage reproductions and how we decide which reproductions to stock. We also have some tips for consumers on the best ways to tell the difference vintage reproductions and the real deal. I hope you find it useful.