There’s something to be said for winter evenings at home. In winter our homes become our retreat: we cuddle up around the fire, enjoy hot chocolates (or mulled wines!) and, quite simply relax in a way that isn’t quite possible when the sun is shining outside.
With the nights getting darker and the weather outside getting colder, we’re getting excited about the transformations of our homes. Winter calls for cosiness, and there are a number of easy decor tricks you can try to instantly bring a snug, comforting atmosphere to your home.
The key things we’re considering when making our homes cosy for winter are creating warmth and adding textures with lighting, soft furnishings, furniture and, of course, wallpaper.
If you’re looking to transform your abode into a cosy winter retreat, here are our top tips at I Want Wallpaper.
Channel log cabin chic
If you conjure up a classic winter interior scene in your head, you probably won’t be too far from a log cabin! With wooden walls creating a warm, rustic vibe and a fire crackling away, a cosy log cabin is the ideal location to channel in your living room winter decor.
Bring the countryside lodge feel to your own home with minimal time, effort and cost with wood effect wallpaper. A simple panel design such as the A.S. Creation Distressed Driftwood Panel Embossed Wallpaper is ideal for a woodland effect in even the most urban of settings.
To bring an especially cosy edge to your living room this winter, allow your fireplace to take centerstage. A feature wall around a fireplace creates an instant focal point — choose a classic brick design to maximize the natural, rustic theme.
No fireplace? Strategically placed lamps and candles can also cast that same comforting glow over a room. Choose a statement lamp with a warm bulb to replicate the soft light of a natural fire.
And the final touch to your log cabin chic living room? A classic stags head! We’re talking faux, of course, and there are a whole host to explore in our wall art and furnishings collection. The Arthouse Deer Stag Head Decorative Wall Art in Black is a fantastic choice, and guarantees to bring a chic, stylish touch to your home this winter.
Accessorise with stag prints
Speaking of stags heads, stags in general are perfect for the winter season. Stag prints are a must for those looking to create a wintery woodland vibe in their home this season.
Soft furnishings are a great place utilise the stag print trend. Look for bedding, throws and cushions adorned with pretty stag patterns. To really get on board with this wintery trend, why not opt for a stag print wallpaper?
Explore the animal print wallpaper selection to discover the perfect option for you. Choose a luxurious metallic stag head print to make a statement, or opt for more subtle woodland cabin inspired options.
Play around with texture
From snuggling up on the sofa with a fluffy throw blanket to adorning your home with luxurious scatter cushions, textures are a must for creating a cosy vibe come winter. Texture adds both warmth and depth, so is ideal for creating a relaxing atmosphere in your home.
Again, soft furnishings are the obvious starting point. Choose a faux fur blanket to drape over your sofa, or invest in a fluffy rug to take the cosiness of your living room up a notch.
A slightly less obvious choice is fur effect wallpaper. Yes, you heard us right! A fur effect wallpaper will instantly transform a room, giving it a snug and stylish finish. Create a fur feature wall for subtle cosy chic, or fill the whole room with textured fur effect wallpaper to create the ultimate winter hideaway.
Explore seasonal colour palettes
Finally, when looking to make your home cosy for winter, be sure to explore seasonal colour themes. From rich burgundies to festive golds, there are a whole host of shades you can choose that are perfect for this time of year.
Patterns, too, are ideal for bringing a new and exciting edge to a home. For wintertime, how about a season appropriate tartan print? Tartan offers warm Christmassy colours that are ideal for adding a festive touch come December, while still looking stylish all year round. Use tartan cushions and small home accessories for a subtle winter vibe, or make an impression with tartan wallpaper.
With its red and green colour pallette and traditional check design, the Arthouse Vintage Fairburn Tartan Check Pattern Wallpaper is a must have for lovers of vintage festive style. Hung up around a crackling log fire and paired with snug fur accessories, this stunning tartan prints guarantees to bring the ultimate cosy winter vibe to your home.
Whether you’re looking to add a cosy touch to your home for winter or you’re looking to redecorate in the new year, be sure to explore the full I Want Wallpaper collection. From contemporary wallpapers to wall murals and wall art, we have a vast array of styles to suit all rooms and any taste.