As the days get shorter and temperatures, get your home ready for winter with these simple ideas.
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PUT DOWN A RUG
One of the easiest ways to make your home both look and feel warmer is with rugs which insulate the floor and keep feet toasty. Designer Lisa Walters introduced one to her enclosed patio to create a cosy spot in winter.
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Accessories with inviting texture like this fluffy fur-covered stool instantly create a cosy atmosphere. Designer Celeste Bushnell also added a plush blanket and scatters to this dressing room to make it the ideal place to curl up in.
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DRAPE THROWS ON FURNITURE
Amy Mitchell of Studio Mitchell gets her living room ready for winter by draping throws and blankets on the modular sofa so that they’re in easy reach when additional warmth is needed.
PILE ON THE CUSHIONS
To cosy up her TV room, Shauna Neill of Unison Store in Mount Edgecombe fills the built-in seats with extra scatters and supplements them with large floor cushions so that she, her husband Grant and their three sons all have somewhere warm and comfortable to sit.
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In her bedroom, Shauna Neill adds warmth with extra layers on her bed. On top of the duvet, she places an embroidered quilt and a faux fur throw to make the bed extra welcoming on cold nights.
BUILD A FIREPIT
Spending time outdoors doesn’t have to stop in winter if you have a firepit like this one at Scott and Nikki Stanton’s Durban home. Built-in seating is weatherproof and, with the addition of cushions from Storehaus Design, stylish and comfortable.
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