Snuggle Up: Winter Homeware Essentials

What’s the first thing that you do when you get home during winter? Maybe it’s turning on the heating or checking the slow cooker for your evening meal, maybe you switch on the oven or collapse in front of the television whilst kicking off your shoes.

With the inevitable dark and cold, it’s easy to dread the season change, so why not turn the appeal of coming home from work in the dark into a positive experience by focusing on ways to enhance the cosy feel of your home during the autumn and winter months? We’ve put together a collection of some of our essential winter homeware items from our snuggle-friendly brands here at Black By Design.

Whether you’re seeking the ideal weekend hibernation homeware accessories, or want to create a cosier atmosphere during weekday evenings, you’re sure to find everything you need with our fabulous designer winter homeware.

Firstly, let’s take a look at some of the top winter homeware trends that we can expect to see this season.

  • Back to nature – Natural materials inspire this winter homeware trend, with handwoven rugs, wicker baskets and organic ceramics. Plenty of houseplants are essential! The fiddle leaf fig has been the plant du jour.
  • Colour-blocking – Whether decorating walls or featured in homeware – a selection of colours thrown together in bold blocks of colour is the best way to achieve this trend. Opt for autumnal colours such as burgundy, dark purple and charcoal grey.
  • Monochrome living – A trend that hasn’t truly been out of fashion, the monochrome home interiors is an easy look to achieve, especially with Black By Design! Use accent colours or copper accessories to add warmth and create the right balance.

There’s a certain cosiness about the rustic nature of utilising natural and organic materials in the home which makes nature inspired winter homeware ideal for this time of year. Look for materials such as wood, concrete and other unpolished organic components that could be contrasted well with glass, such as the stunning LSA International Lotta Lantern with an ash base. The mouthblown glass sitting on 100% FSC ash base looks amazing and will certainly add to the cosiness on a winter evening if placed on the mantelpiece. Another material that can fit in well with this natural homeware trend comes in the form of the lambswool bolster cushion from Twig. Ultra soft, this duck feather filled cushion with lambswool outer cover would make a lovely addition to any bed or couch. Together with a luxurious faux fur rug, lambswool cushions, or even alpaca wool cushions, will create a lovely inviting area to relax.

Colour fans out there will be rushing to use clock blocking trend as a way to inject colour into the home this season. Bold, statement making items can really transform the look of a room and can be incorporated into soft furnishings, like the vibrant colour block cushions from Normann Copenhagen and the beautiful Twig lambswool throw. The burnt oranges and reds so often seen in autumn homeware can really be embraced in lounges, kitchens and dining rooms for that all important cosy effect. We also love the latest Bangle collection from LSA International with their block colour teapot and corresponding teacup and saucers with an array of colour options available. You can settle down with a hot cup of tea with your new winter teacup and a collection of homemade biscuits on the Orla Kiely playful elephant tray which also fits into the colour blocking trend perfectly!

As you’ll no doubt be aware, here at Black By Design we champion the Scandinavian home interiors style, and no other trend fits the Scandi bill quite like the monochrome winter homeware trend! Black, white and grey are the simple shades to adhere to, though pops of subtle colour such as blush pink and teal are also getting a look in as an update on this trend. A winter evening simply is not complete without a formidable array of candles, which is why we love the multiple candle holder in black from Holmegaard. The white candles not only look inviting, they perfectly display the monochrome trend. One of our bestselling lampshades is the feather pendant light from Vita Copenhagen, the fluffy texture of the ‘feathers’ would certainly add a cosy feel to a bedroom. Snuggle up good and proper with the black and white weave throw from Tweedmill and a super soft luxury faux fur hot water bottle from Helen Moore, and embrace the winter evenings. Staying in is the new going out!

As it’s that time of year again, why not visit our blog post about the Danish Hygge trend for more ideas on how to enjoy your cosy nights and create a Hygge environment for your home?

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