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Interior Decorator Tips & Tricks to Create Warmth in your Home this Winter

Interior Decorator Tips & Tricks to Create Warmth in your Home this Winter

As the winter months encroach on us, there's nothing cozier than coming home to a warm and inviting space. Creating a warm ambiance in your home during winter goes beyond simply turning up the heaters. With a few thoughtful design choices and touches of comfort, you can transform your living space into a cozy winter retreat. In this blog, we will explore various tips and tricks to help you achieve a warm and inviting atmosphere during this colder season.


Start by incorporating warm colours into your home's colour scheme. Shades such as deep oranges, rich browns, and warm reds create a cozy and inviting feel. Consider using warm tones for accent walls, upholstery, drapery, or even in the form of decorative accessories like throw pillows, blankets, and rugs. View our collection of Home Décor at Essops Home which can be easily purchased online.


Texture plays a significant role in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Mix and match textures throughout your space using cozy fabrics like chunky knit blankets, faux fur rugs, plush velvet upholstery, and soft woolen curtains. Layering different textures adds depth and visual interest to your home, making it feel instantly more inviting.


Adjust your lighting to create a warm and cozy ambiance. Opt for softer lighting options such as warm-toned LED bulbs or filament bulbs. Use table lamps, floor lamps, and wall lights strategically in areas where you want to create an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Consider installing dimmer switches to have full control over your lighting levels. Essops Home has a selection of affordable and stylish lighting from different-sized chandeliers to table lamps that suits all budgets.


Bring the outdoors in by incorporating natural elements into your winter decor. Use seasonal foliage like pinecones, branches, or indoor trees to add a touch of freshness and the spirit of winter. Wooden accents, such as furniture or decor pieces, also add warmth and a rustic charm to your space. View


Adding soft furnishings to your space is one of the easiest ways to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Invest in plush throw blankets, oversized cushions, and comfortable rugs. Drape a cozy blanket on your sofa, place soft cushions on your armchairs, and lay a warm rug under your feet. These small additions serve a functional purpose and instantly create a sense of comfort. At Essops Home we stock a stunning range of rugs to suit all budgets. Shop Online or Instore to view our collection.


Appeal to all your senses to enhance the warmth of your space. Light-scented candles with warming aromas like cinnamon, vanilla, or spiced apple. Place a bowl of potpourri or simmer spices on the stovetop to fill your home with delightful scents. Play soft, soothing music that adds to the overall ambiance. Engaging multiple senses simultaneously creates a more immersive and comforting experience.


Designate a focal point in your space to draw attention and create a cozy gathering spot during winter. It could be a fireplace, a statement piece of artwork, or even a comfortable reading nook. Arrange furniture around this focal point to create a warm and inviting conversation area. Adding layers of warmth, like a soft rug and a snug armchair, can further enhance this cozy space.


Updating your window treatments can make a significant difference during winter. Opt for heavier curtains or layered treatments to keep the warmth inside while adding a touch of luxury. Luscious Velvet, brocades, and suede curtaining add that extra layer of insulation and visual appeal to any room. Consider using thermal or blackout curtains to insulate your home against cold drafts and provide an extra layer of coziness.



Decorating your home with seasonal accents and ornaments instantly creates a warm and festive atmosphere. Consider candle stands in different textures such as brass, wood, stainless steel, and crystal. A stack of books and your chocolate box laid upon your coffee table or console table all add a warm ambiance and brings a touch of charm and cheer during the winter season.


Designate a small corner as a reading nook to enjoy quiet and relaxing moments during winter. Place a comfortable armchair or a cozy chaise lounge, along with a side table for hot beverages and reading materials. Add a plush throw blanket and soft lighting options nearby for an inviting space to curl up with a book on those chilly winter evenings.

With these tips and tricks, you can transform your home into a warm and inviting sanctuary during the winter months. From incorporating warm colours and textures to creating cozy focal points and engaging all of your senses, there are numerous ways to add comfort and charm to your living space. Embrace the cozy ambiance and enjoy the warmth and solace of your winter retreat.

At Essops Home we have your home furnishing and décor needs covered for all seasons.

13 July