Winter whites in your home

It’s a busy time of year so finding calm and tranquility within your home can be the little bit of space you need from all the hustle and bustle and never-ending stream of parties and visitors.

Christmas decorations can bring more clutter (albeit very fun and sparkly clutter), which can quickly become rather overwhelming. Then suddenly feel very empty when they come down after Christmas.

So starting with a neutral blank canvas, winter whites, and calming creams it is a great idea to start to style out your little haven at home.

Think warm whites, twinkly lights, cooler whites and even lighter greys all layered up with plenty of texture to create a warm calming space.

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Neutral Colour Palette: Start with a neutral colour palette dominated by warm whites, cool whites, and light greys. These colours create a sense of calm and tranquility. You can then go ahead and add pops of colour if you want or continue with the calming neutral colour palette. Try adding a variety of neutral shades to add more depth to the design.

Texture and Layers: Rugs can add a touch of luxury and comfort. You can make your own rug to match the size of your space and design. Add texture to your decor to create depth and warmth. Consider incorporating cosy blankets, fluffy pillows, and soft area rugs. Textured elements like faux fur or knitted fabrics can add a touch of comfort.

Twinkling Lights: Use twinkling lights to add a magical and cosy ambiance to your space. String lights, fairy lights, or LED candles can create a soft, inviting glow.

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Natural Elements: Bring in natural elements like pinecones, branches, and evergreen plants to connect with the winter season. These elements not only add a touch of nature but also contribute to a calming environment.

Candles: Consider using candles in various sizes and shapes to add warmth and a subtle fragrance. Scented candles with winter-inspired scents, such as pine or cinnamon, can enhance the cozy atmosphere. These days you can get some great battery powered candles, ensuring a safe space for families.

Declutter Mindfully: While it’s tempting to go all out with decorations, be mindful of clutter. Choose a few key pieces that bring joy and maintain a sense of simplicity. Less can often be more when it comes to creating a tranquil space.

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Comfortable Seating Areas: Arrange your furniture to establish inviting corners where you can relax with a good book or enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. Enhance these spaces with plush throws and cushions for added comfort.

Natural Textures: Introduce a blend of materials to infuse texture and dimension into an otherwise simple colour scheme. Consider incorporating carpets, rugs, runners, and accessories like throws and cushions. Sisal and Jute rugs bring a durable, tactile element, while a wool carpet adds a touch of luxurious comfort to the room.

Patterned Flooring: Infuse some pattern into a plain canvas to create a focal point, whether by keeping it neutral or introducing a hint of color to the area. Amtico and Karndean flooring excel in achieving this effect with their impressive LVT ranges.

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These simple pleasures help create a sense of comfort and contentment, making your home a welcoming haven during the season. Enjoy the crackling fire, the soft glow of lamps, and the peaceful ambiance of your well-designed space. It’s a time to unwind, relax, and appreciate the simple joys of winter and the festive season.

Remember, the goal is to create a space that feels like a sanctuary where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Enjoy the process of transforming your home into a haven of calm and tranquility

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