In these dark winter days we all need to snuggle – and your home can be a haven when it’s gloomy outside, especially with the right made to measure blind to help keep the warm in.
Traditionally, we turn to colours from the warm side of the colour spectrum such as reds and oranges when we want to make a space seem cosy. But this season, thanks to some innovative designs and fabrics, even the shades that we normally regard as ‘cooler’ can be used to line our nest.
One of our favourite fabrics this year has had an amazing reinvention. Harris tweed has always been an outstanding quality product, but now it’s back in better, brighter colours and being used in some truly imaginative ways – view a selection of our range here.
The Laird dining chairs (£305 each) we’ve picked out look fantastic against the Timothy Oulton Salvage dinner table (£1,295), and give this dining room a gorgeous hunting lodge feeling, while the pale blues and charcoals of the fabric lighten and refresh a traditional look.
The table and chairs are available from Barker and Stonehouse, who also stock the cute and chunky Harris Tweed pumpkin stools from Tetrad (small £239, large £489).
Accessories are particularly important when it comes to making a room cosy, as this bedroom styled by Marks and Spencer shows.
The graphic wallpaper and bedding should be too much for the eye when put together, but they aren’t – the luxurious pile of throws, blankets and pillows in plain but complementary shades make sure of that. It means this busy room can even take a geometric rug that adds an important splash of colour – snug yet cool at the same time.
Throws are fabulous in the winter for the extra comfort your chilled body craves – we also love this delightful faux fur from Jasper Conran at Debenhams, which is £130.
And you can even have a bit of fun while keeping the cold at bay. We’re delighted by the amusing appliqué cushion by Abigail Ahern/Edition at Debenhams, £40, and Occa-Homes By Nord Polar bed linen, from £23, is a treat for the eye.
All these cool shades make a refreshing change in our homes, proving that there’s more than one way to create an effect if you give it some careful thought. Warm colours will always have a treasured place in our homes during this chilly time of year, of course – but blues, greys and icy browns also have a beguiling part to play.
If you’re looking for blinds to complete your cosy, comforting interior, may we suggest a warming pleated blind.
And don’t forget our fabulous December offer – you have a chance to win a £50 John Lewis voucher simply by placing an order with us.
• Why a pleated Made To Measure Blind will help keep you warm in the winter – find out more
• Win a £50 John Lewis Voucher when you place an order in December – find out more here and start shopping!