5 Ways to update your home for Winter

Posted By MyPad Property Styling  

With the sun setting earlier and the temperature beginning to drop, it's safe to say that winter is well and truly on its way.

If you're looking for ways to cosy-up your home for the cooler months ahead, here are five ways to get your interiors winter appropriate!

1.  Add Warmth While summer palettes reflect light and bright tones, winter requires colours that exude warmth and comfort.

Seek out dark and rich tones like deep greys, red wines and dusty pinks and introduce the palette in the form of bed spreads, decorative sofa cushions and rugs.

2. ​ Texture
The more texture you have in a space, the cosier and more welcoming it’s going to feel, so bid farewell to linens and cottons and say hello to a fabric selection that echoes the opulence of winter. Think lux velvet, wool, cashmere and faux fur.

3.  ​Update your window coverings Sheer curtains may be on-trend and perfect for balmy summer weather, but they don't provide the best insulation during the cooler months. If your home is in need of a window coverings update for winter, consider investing in some layered curtains or blinds. Both act as great insulators and also prove a more fitting style for winter-inspired interiors.

4.  ​Change up your accessories Even the smallest accessories – whether it is a sculptural vase or a stack of books – have the power to change the look and feel of your home's interiors.

If you're looking to make a big impact on a small budget, think about how you can display some accessories (that spent the summer locked away) in a new and unique way.

Winter proves the perfect time for reading, so try stacking books on your lounge room coffee table for added decoration. Or try changing up existing artworks for moody prints that are an extension of your winter-inspired colour palette.

5.  Introduce some greenery One of the hardest parts of winter is less time spent outdoors, so why not bring a little of the outside in by a way of indoor plants?

While many indoor plants thrive on maximum sunlight in order to survive, greenery like cacti and snake plants are happy with the minimal amount. Not to mention, they require little to no attention, ideal for those who don't have a green thumb by nature.