Colour me pretty
Colour is one of the easiest ways to create a comfortable sanctuary in the cooler months. This winter, the mood is minimalist, casual and elegant, according to colour experts, Dulux. The theme is inspired by Dulux’s Essential palette. Think uncomplicated design combined with pale grey and accents of putty, rust, grey green and terracotta. Love!
“With its soft, muted shades, this palette is all about laid-back sophistication and simplicity. It’s incredibly easy to live with and works beautifully in Australian homes,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux’s colour and communications manager.
“When updating your colour scheme, you don’t necessarily have to go all out – sometimes small changes can create all the impact you need.
“Colour is enormous fun, so don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. And the best thing of all about paint – if you decide on a new colour down the track, you can simply paint over it.”
Texture will continue to be popular throughout this season.
“Think raw, matte finishes and textured effects… all of which will add depth and natural appeal to a space. Pair this with simple furniture with minimalist lines, and accessories in untreated timber, leather and brass for an understated, luxe look.”
How to add colour
• Use a warm white base
• If you’re cautious about adding colour, start small
• Add colour accents behind shelving, on the edge of doors – unexpected areas.
Timber accessories are the perfect match to textured and warm spaces. This side table is from Coast Store. Visit coaststore.com.au.
We expect florals to be big this season. Move away from vibrant tropical designs and towards moody, dark or subdued pastels that are reminiscent of romance and sophistication, such as the Fleur artwork from Urban Road.
Rest and relax
This beautiful lavender, eucalyptus and frankincense scent is sure to have your bed smelling great. Simply spritz the Papinelle Sleep Mist over your pillow and it will help you get a better night’s sleep. It’s available from Dan Scott. Visit danscottstyle.com.
Creating a cosy home can be a challenging task. Our Queensland weather doesn’t particularly lend itself to the winter trends coming out of Europe. That isn’t to say that you can’t design a space that is reflective of Hygge vibes, but liveable. It’s about finding the perfect balance of practicality, comfort and warmth.
Create areas of the home especially for life’s little pleasures such as reading, snuggling and drinking a hot cup of tea. The Aspen blush throw not only looks comfortable, but it will add instant luxe factor to your room. It’s from Kas Australia.