Friday 5’s – Get your interior Winter ready

It’s starting to turn chilly out there! We have a beautiful Cherry Blossom tree in our back garden and it’s this time of year that the leaves are constantly floating down to the ground like light yellow feathers.  Little J and I spend every morning sweeping them up while they continue to fall. It was during yesterday’s sweep that I looked up and noticed that the leaves had almost finished falling and the tree was almost bare. This is always a clear indication that Autumn is almost over and Winter is coming. So today’s 5 is how to get your interior ready for Winter. I must admit that I have a love hate relationship with Winter. On the one hand I love spending the nights in, rugging up and going for walks in the crisp air and the potential for snow. But at the same time, I hate the extended darkness and the lack of flowers in the garden. So this is when I look to the interior of my home to give me the inspiration I need. Here are 5 things to do to help get your interior “Winter” ready:

  1. Pull out the warm woolly throw and place it near the sofa ready for those long nights in.
  2. Change your sheets and bed covers to darker winter inspired colours.
  3. Add thicker layers of texture to your floors with deep pile rugs and sheepskins.
  4. With the extended hours of darkness, lighting is even more essential during the winter months. The element of fire provides an extra warmth to the ambiance of a winter scheme. Get your chimney cleaned and ready to use. If you don’t have a fireplace, go and stock up on candles scented in berries, figs, cedar and cinnamon.
  5. And finally, bake something. Nothing makes a home feel more wintery than the smell of something baking in the oven while you’re having a warm cup of cocoa…

What do you do to get ready for Winter?

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