With the midwinter chill in full flow, here are ten of our brightest ideas to help you bring a bit of much-needed cheer and warmth into your home.

1. Indulge in luxurious textures that introduce an instant comfort hit to your sofa or bed. Pick cushions and throws in soft velvet, warming wool or cuddly faux fur. Layer away and swap out your pastels for brighter pops in jewel tones like emerald green, amethyst purple or ruby red.
 

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2. Light the way with the amber glow of a salt lamp, perfect for illuminating the darker corners of your home. It has been said they help clear out negative vibes too. Coloured glass lamps or warm globes are a great idea, casting rainbow halos to chase away the gloom.

3. Multiply your sparkle by using mirrors, metallic lamps and shiny feature pieces to bounce bright sunlight and lighting beams all around the house.


4. For a bolder move, why not get the paint brushes out and create a feature wall in dusky pink, burnt orange or rusty terracotta while the nights are long. Come spring/summer, you can easily return to something cooler, like deep sea blue or mint. Warm whites work all year round.

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5. Deck the halls with ceramics and glassware in warm earthen hues and bright jewel tones and spread the look on your dining table and sideboards too.



6. Candles are spot on for perking up shadowy spots and can help cut through the winter sniffles. Choose scented varieties with sweet and spicy aromas like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, rosewood and orange.

7. Nature has your back. Stack vases with vibrant native florals like grevilleas and wattles and loads of lustrous green leaves. Signs of life are a real pick-me-up in our darkest hours.

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8. Timber! Wood brings warmth, whether you have a real fireplace or not. Use decorative piles in conjunction with cosy rugs and throws.



9. Splash some extra cheer in your choice of artworks. You don’t need to invest heavily either. Create your own abstract masterpieces in brilliant, bold colours and wake up the sleepy spots in your hibernating home.  

10. Embrace the dark. Don’t be afraid to add a little mystery to any interior with sleek black accessories or feature walls that add depth and create a dramatic backdrop for those warming winter colour splashes.
 


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