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Prepare for winter hibernation

Prepare for winter hibernation

Cosy, warm, snuggly and toasty are all words used to describe winter and we can’t think of a better place to be than at home with a steaming cup of coffee.To help you create the perfect sanctuary we asked the interior team at Incanda Furniture to share some easy-to-follow tips.  

Stay warm
Nothing says winter like cosy blankets, chunky throws and knitted sweaters. Make sure you always have one nearby to help keep the cold at bay. Invest in blankets and throws in different sizes, thickness and colour to suit every occasion. For extra comfort, add a couple of cushions.


Soft light
As the sun draws dim during the winter months and night creeps in earlier, cleverly placed lamps throughout the house are extremely effective in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Large standing lamps will add the right amount of ambience to any room while smaller table lamps will create a more intimate and romantic feel.

Natural elements
In addition to larger, appealing furniture pieces that help bring the outside indoors, homey more natural and handcrafted items made from natural materials make for wonderful accents and focus points when placed discreetly around the home.

 

Add some texture
We’re talking leather, studs, wool, interesting stitching and different kinds of material. Whether you love leather upholstered furniture or are more of a wood fan, make sure to mix and match when creating your style. Items of texture will undoubtedly not only be pleasing to the eye but also to the touch.

 

Capture natural light and colour
While artificial light is a wonderful supplement to any home, the power of nature’s glow should never be underestimated. A particularly clever way to include not only soft colours in your home but to also capture natural light and watch it dance around the room is through incorporating decorative glass pieces in and around the home.

Be inspired by nature
Winter does tend to strip nature of its lushness for a while, but that is no reason to deprive yourself of the revitalising effect of greenery – especially as you embark on a period of reflection in preparation for the new. Wisely chosen indoor plants, décor and furniture items in a range of bright to subdued greens are easily available and perfect to help add a touch of nature to your indoor
sanctuary. For the more daring, wallpaper or curtaining is also an option.

 

WIN:
One lucky reader can walk away with this gorgeous painter’s bench upholstered in leather worth R1 200. Make sure to pay Incanda Furniture a visit at their Menlyn Maine Central Square showroom or give them a call on 012-348-4975.

To enter:

– Like our Facebook page.

– Like Icanda Furniture’s Facebook page.

– Fill out the entry form. The keyword is Icanda and the competition closes on Monday 26 June.

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