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How to create a welcoming winter bedroom

Remove yourself from the grind of loud thoughts by creating a stylish in-home winter sanctuary where ideas and inspiration can thrive with these top tips.

  1. Bedding – bedding with natural warming properties like goose or wool can look good and feel great. For sheets, flannelette is the go-to option, with woollen blankets giving that extra layer of cosiness in bed. For really cool nights, use a bedspread as a final layer of warmth before finishing up with a faux fur throw.
  2. Layering- nothing says cosy like curling up under a big, heavy blanket. Introducing rich textures such as velvet, faux fur or wool are perfect, with interesting fabrics easily winterising a room. A throw over the back of your couch or on the foot of your bed creates a sense of warmth, with soft velvet cushions adding to the luxe cosiness.
  3. Lighting – since it gets dark earlier in winter, creating a cosy space during the season is all about finding the right lighting. Swap cool white globes for warm white or incandescent globes to create a relaxed nook. For further ambience, fill your room with candles to help you unwind on those chillier nights.
  4. Colours – moody hues may be the go-to when the temperature drops, but this winter, try embracing some softer and unexpected colours such as blush, mustard and khaki. Timber is also a great way to add texture to your space.
  5. Flooring – the easiest way to warm up a room is to add a statement rug to it. Pick a new colour palette and invest in a rug as a focal point; earthy tones are particularly good for creating a warm and fuzzy feeling.

 

 

Credits for main image: Wall, from left: Pierre Frey’s “Nubem” wallpaper in Nubem from Atelier Textiles; “Evocative” paint from Valspar. Bed: Sleepyhead Sanctuary Couture Madison Queen, $10,999, available from Farmers. On bed, from back: Forest linen European pillowcase, $99 each; Cinnamon linen pillowcase, $135 per pair; Hydrangea linen pillowcases, $145 per pair; Forest linen cushion, $115; Smoke grey fitted sheet, $119 (king-size); Smoke grey flat sheet, $150 (king-size); Cinnamon linen bedspread, $660; Slate linen bedspread, $660; all from Thread Design. Bench: Won Tip Top Bench, $1032, from Maytime; Cinnamon crocodile cushion, $115; and Mohair throw, $289, both from Thread Design. Italian Leather overnight bag, $960 from Leopold Hall. Interiors Feuille Chandelier in Gold, $1265, from CC Interiors.

Inside MiNDFOOD DÉCOR Winter 2017

MiNDFOOD DÉCOR Winter 2017 has landed. Inside the issue, on sale now, you’ll find everything you need for luxurious winter living.

As the temperature drops and we retreat indoors our home becomes our haven. To help you transform your space for the coming season we’ve rounded up the most sumptuous bedding, the latest interior trends and everything you need to know from the prestige Milan Design Week. Man’s best friend makes a star appearance alongside the season’s must-have wall coverings and fabrics.

A moody colour palette, think slate greys, charcoal, and rich navy, dominate this winter but it wouldn’t be MiNDFOOD DÉCOR without a pop of electric colour: our favourite bold glassware, cushions and designer rugs are sure to bring a hint of vibrancy into the home.

We talk to our favourite creative Kiwis and step inside some of the world’s most impressive homes including a contemporary Beirut apartment and a rustic retreat in Cracken Back Valley, New South Wales.

MiNDFOOD DÉCOR Winter 2017 is on sale now.

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