If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me talking about the fact that we’ve just moved into our new home this month and one of the things that I’m super excited about is decorating it and having a play around with the interiors! Sadly, we haven’t bought this property(although if it were on the market I’d love to!) and so as we’re renting we are limited in ways in which we can put our mark on it and make it the home that we want it to be.
With that in mind, today I wanted to share with you my top tips for achieving cosy and beautiful winter interiors, even if you’re renting!
Such an easy way to inject a pinch of the season into your home, especially during the winter! Blankets instantly make me feel cosy and of course, help to keep you warm on those cold winter evenings. You can easily swap out your blankets as each season comes around and store them away until next year. Our sofa has around 6 blankets on it at all times and right now, they’re mostly grey. Grey, yes grey! According to the new interior e-book by Chill Insurance, grey is the colour of the season and it’s here to stay!
Grey is such a great base colour for the winter as it will go perfectly with all of your Christmas decorations that are garish and bright red and so on and you won’t have to worry about it all clashing, it’s a no brainier really.
Everyone and their dog loves candles, right? So why not sort through your candles and put away any light and floral scented ones ready for the spring and invest in some gingerbread, cinnamon and any other winter appropriate scents. Places like Home Bargains sell candles that smell divine and burn for hours and hours for such a small price, you don’t have to go mad and spend hundreds of pounds but a couple of candles dotted around your home will not only make your home smell amazing but they make beautiful decorations when they’re not lit too!
Bring The Outside In
Of course, the easiest way to do this in winter is at Christmas time by investing in a real Christmas tree. But, if like myself, you aren’t able to have a real Christmas tree, you could incorporate nature into your home in other ways, such as by making a wreath with foliage or even just gathering up some pine cones or wild flowers and branches and popping them in a vase. It sounds super simple, which it is, but it looks lovely.
Change Up Your Wall Art
With products like command strips available, there’s no need to damage the walls in your rented home and risk losing your deposit, so why not make your wall art seasonal? To make a big impact, choose a large wall in your living or dining room and purchase a couple of large canvases or prints, one for each season, and it will really help to make your interiors more seasonal with minimal effort.
What sort of home interiors are your favourite? Will you be trying any of my tips? I’d love to know and even better, see some photos!