A bit of a cold snap has made me think about the importance of layering. Not only am I breaking out the winter hats and coats, but looking at ways to make my spaces that little bit warmer. Using layers, whether on furniture, the floor and even the walls not only adds another dimension to your space, but it also invites a more cosy atmosphere.
How's this for cosy? That velvet couch draped with various soft textures is made for curling up on and my toes instantly feel warmer looking at that rug. The cushion in the same fabric as the rug rounds out the look and I even love the wrinkle in the rug – a smart casual look that says "home" rather than showroom. The colour scheme, too, with a focus on natural tones is also a big part of this space's warming look, just the thing for battening down the hatches on a wild and wintry night.
It's hard to go past this space's winter-perfect appeal, that fireplace has it in the bag. But it's the addition of other layers that takes the cosy feel to the next level. Though couches are forever inviting as they are, the generous drape of the fabric cover adds another element of comfort. The linen cushions in varying sizes add a nostalgic quality to this composition that is enhanced by the swatch of scratchy linen hanging from a timber rafter. You can't neglect the floor when aiming to add warmth, as without the hide and fabric on the floor this space may feel a little chilly. Perhaps an extra cup of tea today in a finger-warming mug will do the trick, too. Stay toasty.