1. Knitting patterns for your home
One of the joys of winter is snuggling into a warm knitted jumper – so why not give your home décor the winter woolies treatment, too? Chunky knitted throws, cushions and footstools almost make winter worth waiting for. “Knitted homeware is one of this season's hottest trends. Match your colour schemes with stunning tonal shades or create bright accents and riots of texture,” says craft guru Helen at LoveKnitting.com.
2. Woodland life
Give nature a home this winter and bring elements of the natural world inside. Embrace natural greens and woody tones and complement with hare, badger, deer and fox motifs and hints of exposed, wooden textures. This ‘distressed’ sitting rabbit from livelaughlove.co.uk will add some gentle rustic charm to a child’s bedroom.
Our fast-paced, technology-driven modern life leaves many of us yearning for a different time. Just looking at a vintage map like this one – Age of Exploration by Henri Abraham Chatelain, circa 1719, available as a fine art print from old-map.com can draw you dreamily into an era of exploration, discoveries and danger. To evoke a sense of adventure in your home, scour boot sales and charity shops for travel weary suitcases, Davy lamps, vintage cameras, old compasses and globes, botanical prints and well-thumbed Baedeker and Bradshaw travel guides.
Take your winter home decorating a step further with these five easy accessory ideas.