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Design Digest: 5 Winter Design Ideas to keep Your Home Cosy Until Spring

Designed by Becky Shea, featuring Armac Martin hardware in polished nickel from the Queslett and Cotswold collections

As temperatures drop and we transition to the new season, it is also time to bring in cosy, warm vibes to your space. From choosing warmer hues to creating ambient lighting and adding comfy furnishing, here are some mood-boosting winter decor ideas that will last you through spring – and beyond.

Highlight your fireplace

All eyes will be on the fireplace once cooler weather sets in, so a quick update might be necessary to give it the attention it deserves. Take inspiration from this Georgian-inspired furnace by interior designer Laura Butler-Madden and place a large mirror above the mantel to make a grand statement. Consider adding candlesticks as winter decor while balancing them with potted plants to make the area look livelier. Luxurious hardware like Armac Martin’s Jaspette Pull in polished brass adds a touch of warmth and modernity to the room.

Layer lots of pillows

Make your family room extra cosy by mixing and matching throw pillows in different sizes and patterns, like how designer Sophie Paterson arranged this Knightsbridge Apartment. She created an inviting space where everyone would want to sit down and get comfortable.

Playful designs stand out against lush sofas, but choose those that already complement existing decor. Add a seat by the fireplace and drape a throw over one side to complete the comfy vibe.

Use thick drapes for windows

Prevent chilly window drafts by opting for thick draperies that add volume and colour to this tranquil corner. Keep it cosy with a plush armchair and fluffy pillows. Pair with subtle hardware like Armac Martin’s Lincoln collection in a satin antique gloss lacquered finish. When the winter months are done, you can replace the treatments with sheer curtains to ring in warmer weather.

Switch to heavy bedding

Store your quilts and duvets and embrace hibernation season with luxurious comforters. A pile of pillows, throws, and even a textured blanket at the end of the bed adds even more warmth to the bedroom. For a seamless look, keep things monochrome with similar hues on the bed, walls, and furnishing, and match it with complementing hardware. Armac Martin’s Gaumont T-Bar Handles in satin antique satin lacquered finish add more depth and tie in the wintry feel of the room.

Use warm tones

Surround yourself with warm browns, soft creams, and beiges to create a cosy feel on winter nights. For decor that lasts throughout the season, dress up your dining table with rumpled linen and add twinkly lights to your windows. This becomes an intimate backdrop for candle lit dinners that you can hold on long, dark winter evenings. Complete the look with rustic dark wood and complementing hardware like Armac Martin’s Cotswold Ball Knob and Cabinet Pull in polished brass.

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