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Cold weather cool - interior design updates for the winter season

Cold weather cool - interior design updates for the winter season

It's that time of year—when you wake up to windchill warnings and frost on your window panes. It's when many of us start spending most of our time indoors and at home. But have you updated your furniture and decor to reflect the change of the seasons? It's time to put away the warm weather knick-knacks and embrace cushy rugs, thick throws and warm lighting. Here are some ideas to make the best of staying inside.

Start with a foundation of furniture you love

Well-designed furniture can lend itself to cosmetic changes in the rest of your home, like a refresh in wall hangings, paint colours or other decor items. If you love to decorate for different occasions, versatile furniture can provide an excellent foundation for your changing tastes and ideas. But for a small but luxe holiday pick-me-up, treat yourself to a statement piece to really make an impact! A custom designed accent chair or ottoman can give your home a facelift that complements your updated decor. Alternatively, you might have a piece with "good bones" that has seen better days—let us give it some TLC with our reupholstery options.

Ace accessorizing

If a furniture overhaul isn't in the cards right now, a curated collection of accessories can go a long way to give your home a winter update. Use throw pillows, rugs and cushions in seasonal fabrics or colours to change the vibe in your home. Lighting is key—consider a few new fixtures or even just changing the type of bulb used. For example, soft lights in a lower wattage are great for relaxing, while brighter, sharper options are ideal for work or the kitchen. Add a touch of kitsch with fun and interesting items at independent shops or even your children's artwork. If you're looking for an easy but dramatic change, think curtains! There's more to Studio 289 than just custom made furniture. Our drapery services were designed with our clients in mind. Aside from an extensive selection of styles and fabrics, we also offer hardware and installation options for one-stop simplicity.

Think beyond the holidays

Sometimes it might seem like the excitement of winter drops off abruptly after the holidays. Once the wreath is taken down, and the tinsel packed away, it's time to hibernate until the temperatures rise. But it doesn't have to be that way. Come January, leave your winter-themed trinkets around to enjoy for a few more months. Aim to keep items that impart a homey, "hygge" look that will work even after the tree comes down. Make the home inviting with interesting and contrasting textures, like a soft throw on a leather couch. Having a cozy refuge to retreat to after a long day makes getting through the winter months more enjoyable.

Whether you're looking to make a huge change or a minor update to your home, we can help with ideas that are season-specific, or work year-round. Contact us to bring those decor dreams to life!

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