Layering up
With a winter of cold nights still stretching ahead of us, this is the time of year when snuggling up is more appealing than ever. Create a welcoming haven by adding a mixture of cushions, throws and blankets on top of sumptuous linen for a boutique hotel effect. Martin Aveyard, design director at Bronte by Moon, says: ‘Air trapped between the throws and cushions combined with the naturally insulating properties of wool will distribute heat evenly and keep it locked in for longer. Use shades of russet, forest green and deep plum paired with textural chunky knits and woven materials to create an inviting bedroom.’ Playing around with different materials and fabrics will not only ensure it’s the perfect feel and warmth for you, but also adds depth and interest to the bedroom.




Snug rugs
Rugs are a great way of adding another layer of warmth into a room, especially over laminate or wooden flooring. The material is key when choosing a rug, especially in the winter when you want it to feel extra soft underfoot. Paul Vowles, managing director for Woven, says: ‘A thick pile rug made in wool or silk feels soft, warm and luxurious, while a shag pile or faux fur rug are other alternatives for snugly winter evenings.’ It’s also worth noting when choosing the ideal one that you should allow for visual floor space between the rug and the perimeter of the room.



Shown from top to bottom and left to right:

Textured Paisley linen, £120 for double duvet, Christy

Charcoal linen, £85 for a double, Soak & Sleep

Selection from Petersham bed linen collection, prices start from £8, and the Pembroke collection, from £45, all The White Company

Range of throws and cushions, starting from £18.75, Broste Copenhagen

Selection of Murmur cushions and throws, from £40, Houseology

Fusion Diamond Berber rug, £170, John Lewis

White faux fur rug, from £165, Woven 


Article by: Lucy Macdonald