It's May and we are well on our way into the winter months here in South Africa. Although our winters are quite mild we still experience some really cold days, while mid- day in general can be warm the evenings and mornings are rather chilly.
South Africans tend to live for summer, sadly neglecting our homes during winter, the truth of the matter is winter is the season to enjoy cozy days at home with the fire place going, warm soups, home cooking, enjoying our homes and socializing indoors.
This is a great time to warm up and re-invent our living space, creating an atmosphere that makes home the go to place on cold evenings and week-ends.
Natural textures are seriously big at the moment and in my opinion are here to stay. Introducing wood paneling onto a feature wall brings in a natural earthy texture, warming up the room instantly, plant features silk or natural, whichever suites your lifestyle better, simply hanging off the wood is a great way to lift the mood as we miss the outdoors during the winter months.
When it come to new furniture purchases, I suggest have some fun and be adventurous, after all we only live once! there are some stunning new quirky, mid century modern pieces which bring life and fresh energy into a dull space.
Colour is the best medicine for a rather boring life and space! bring in some drama and spice-up your world with fun new colours like vibrant reds, deep blues, greens and pinks these colours are seriously current and can be a refreshing change, lifting the mood and encouraging conversation.
There is so much amazing art and photography around to choose from these days, quirky prints are a great and effective way to change the atmosphere in the room, bringing in a new dimension, creating a focal point and modernizing the space.
These are some easy tips to energize your home for winter with some stunning pieces and ideas to take home. I will be talking more about winter ideas in the coming weeks, as I shop around for ideas and new stock...will keep you posted!
Some fun furniture ideas, mid century modern is the new rage adding colour and style to your home..
rustic wood and black steel book shelf a great feature for the modern home...very current and simple.
love this book style with a sense of fun and adventure...out of the box glamour!