Adelaide curtains and blinds
There’s a chill in the air, the sky is turning grey and people everywhere are pulling on their snug beanies and wrapping themselves up in chunky scarves. It can only mean one thing – winter is finally here!
The cooler weather is the perfect opportunity to spice up your home with cosy accents and soft tones – making your space the perfect winter sanctuary. And the best part? It can be as easy as laying down a few comfy rugs, adding some Adelaide curtains and blinds or incorporating warmer colours.
Read on to find out our top tips for designing winter-inspired interiors for your home.
Why should I style my home?
Your home isn’t just a building. And it’s certainly not a place to just eat and sleep. Your home is a safe space for you to truly express your unique sense of style.
How you style your home can affect the mood and atmosphere for you and your family. In fact, according to psychotherapist Jesse Rothberg, “when your home is cluttered, uncomfortable, or just doesn’t feel like you, it can feel impossible to settle in.” This can negatively affect your mental health and your family’s well-being.
Not only is styling your home good for your peace of mind, but it also gives you a sense of ownership by personalising your space. It reflects how much value, love and pride you take in your home and makes it a more comfortable place to live in.
What are the best colours schemes for winter?
Combine dramatic black with warm fabrics
Bold but classic, black has always been a strong choice for a winter-inspired interior. Create a cosy space for reading or snuggling in bed by adding warm materials such as velvet, faux fur and textured wool.
Pair warm metal tones with earthy textures
Choose to decorate your home in earthy tones such as:
- Deep navy
- Burnt sienna brown
- And forest green
These colours radiate warmth and create an inviting ambience for anyone wanting to cuddle up to a good book. Pair these hues with rustic metal accents to accentuate the cosiness.
Mix navy blue and luxurious gold highlights
Dark colours such as navy blue can bring new life to a cold room. Blue is also renowned for having a relaxed, calming effect on people’s moods. Give this colour more depth by including high-end gold accents.
Top tips for designing winter-inspired interiors with Adelaide curtains and blinds
Use soft, cosy textiles
For the ultimate winter escape, you can’t go past warm fabrics such as flannel sheets, cashmere, or woollen throws. You don’t even need to replace your furniture – simply toss a textured blanket over the back of your sofa and bed, or roll it up in a cute basket. Knitted poufs and chunky knits are perfect additions to add style and depth to your home.
You can even include soft, cosy textiles in your Adelaide curtains and blinds. Curtains come in many colours, patterns, textures and finishes and can be custom-made to fit your windows perfectly. And best of all, curtains can also reduce heat loss from your windows by as much as 25%. Blackout curtains are designed with a tightly woven fabric backing, which is layered behind the curtain. This lining blocks out the light, but it can also improve the thermal properties of your home.
Introduce warm wood elements
Natural materials, such as timber, are among the biggest design trends for winter. Why? Because not only does earthy, raw wood create a warming effect in an otherwise cold space, but it’s also a natural insulator.
Keep it simple with an organic wood side table or a simple basket filled with cut fire logs. But for a real statement, install rustic hardwood flooring throughout your home, or add some elegant plantation shutters to your windows.
Our Loov Plantation Shutters are made from sustainable, non-toxic and 100% fully recyclable basswood – making them the perfect solution to adding warmth and style to your home. Find out more about how our plantation shutters can bring warmth into your home here.
Add a little greenery
Rainy days and cold winds keep us inside all winter. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the outdoors inside your home.
Add a little nature to your living space by including more lush indoor plants. You don’t even need to be a gardening expert – there are plenty of hardy plants that thrive in indoor conditions, such as:
- Monstera Deliciosa or the Swiss Cheese plant
- Epipremnum Aureum or Devil’s Ivy
- Dracaena Massangeana
- Peace Lily
Don’t trust yourself with a living plant? Head to the markets once a week and treat yourself to a bunch of fresh flowers. These will still add colour and life to even the dreariest of rooms.
Filter natural light for a soft glow
The winter days may be shorter, but you can create the ultimate cosy atmosphere with different lighting. Experiment with lamps, candles or light bulbs with warmer tones. You can even wrap a string of lights around your indoor plants or tuck them into a glass vase for a decorative sparkle.
Use our Adelaide curtains and blinds to control and filter the natural light in your home. Our wide range of interior blinds, such as venetian, vision or vertical blinds, are designed for optimum light control and style. And just like curtains, our indoor blinds are available in many different colours and textures to suit your home.
Need help turning your home into a winter wonderland? We can help!
Bob Burns Blinds has an extensive range of custom-made window coverings to suit all sizes and requirements, inside and out. Our great range of interior and exterior blinds, as well as security doors and shutters, ensure Bob Burns Blinds can offer something for everyone. Get your free measure and quote here.