After a scorching hot summer by the beach it can be so refreshing to finally wake up to that first hit of crispness in the air as winter approaches. It’s time to hang up the bikinis and boardies, pull on those comfy sweats and snuggle in for the cooler months. If you’re an interior design addict, like us, you’ll want your interior to reflect the change in season but it’s not easy to keep your interior coastal when you also want it to be cosy.
Today on the blog we will be giving away the secrets on how to stay cosy by the coast this Winter.
Infusing a winter palette into your coastal interior means combining additional warm hues with the neutral colours that already surround you. Don’t stress about swapping out your lighter tones for deeper ones. It’s Winter, and Winter is all about layering. Bring every cushion you own out of storage if you want to (okay that might be exaggerating, but you get what I mean). Add onto your whites and beiges by adding subtle hints of warmer browns, navy and deep blues. You could also try adding tones of dark or burnt orange and layer it with multiple different shades of white, beige or cream to give your home some extra winter warmth.
As I mentioned above, the key to Coastal styling throughout the cooler months is:
Layers, layers, layers
The perfect way to make your coastal space feel cosy is by adding layers. Play around with woven or fluffy throws and blankets. Any piece will add depth to your home as long as you stick to similar colours. Use textured linen in the bedroom, swap your whites for deeper colours and use a few extra decorative pillows to make this room more appealing on cooler nights. Any bare chairs or furniture can be easily warmed up by using a sheepskin, pillow or a simple throw. Think wools, cashmere and velvet. You can even layer your rugs to build a cosy plush winter feel for your feet.
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Embrace Textures. EVERYWHERE
When styling your coastal interior for Winter, embrace the excuse to add a mix of textures… everywhere. You want to keep colours basic and consistent to the theme so try adding a rattan vase or pot, greenery, dried flowers and you can even go as far as adding textured artwork that will add another element of depth to the space.
As the season changes so does the light. The days are shorter and the nights are starting earlier. Keep your interior looking coastal for longer by playing with natural and artificial light. Mirrors reflect natural light which can be a great tool to add layers of depth and vibrancy to a room. It can also be as simple as changing your light bulbs to warmer tones in the evening or lighting a few candles for the cool seasons.
Keep your coastal interior cosy throughout winter by changing up the ambience of the space. It’s been proven that certain scents can trigger detailed memories and the emotions that were felt in those moments. Create a coastal oasis for you and your guests by adding scented candles or diffusers that reflect the scent of the ocean, even if you’re snuggled up under multiple blankets while doing so.
Photo of the Velas Candles available to shop online here.
So there you have it folks. Just because Winter is here, it doesn’t mean that you have to completely change up your interior. Simply add to it and don’t overcomplicate things. Stay cosy by the Coast this Winter and if you need help with your interior, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly interior designers.
We have a beautiful selection of living room furniture, artworks and textiles to help you create the perfect home interiors. Get started by browsing our range of furniture and decor online, or visit us in-store at our Tweed Heads showroom to see all of our goods in action.
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