Winter is coming. We know it, we recognise it, and now is the need to plan for it. While summer brings its own unique challenges in terms of cooling the house, winter is all about curling up, keeping warm, being cosy, and spending more time indoors.
While the summer months may place a premium on natural light, natural air, and the open spaces that allow for easy movement throughout a room, the winter instead requires an approach that offers cosiness and comfort.
Some of the key things to think about in planning for a living room that works in winter and summer are:
- A room that can providing lighting when there is little on offer elsewhere
- A room that can be heated in the absence of other sources of warmth
- One that provides escape from the colder weather outside with comfort and cosiness within.
And in the bedroom, when you’re curling up to read a good book all snug in bed, you want luxury and comfort, rich dark colours, warmth and elegance.
If you’re out shopping for pieces for that cosiness you crave, here are some fine examples to ensure your home is one that is enticing and inviting throughout the cosy winter months.