They say we won’t have any snow this year, but there’s nothing to stop us creating a wintery atmosphere at home. This doesn’t have to mean chilly or austere though: cool colours can be softened and warmed with natural textures, creating a cosy, hygge-friendly result.
1. Helen Moore Faux Fur Comforter
Wrap up warm with this sumptuous comforter, handmade in the UK from faux fur. The truffle-hued colour will fit beautifully in any living room or bedroom.
From €200, Brown Thomas, O’Connell Street, Limerick
2. Tree Root Mirror
Natural elements are in abundance this winter, and this simple mirror is a prime example. Despite its contemporary finish, it lends a rustic, homely feel to a living space.
From €52, Casey’s Furniture, Raheen, Limerick
3. Irish Sheepskin Rug
Add some luxurious comfort with this Irish-made sheepskin rug, ideal for draping over a chair or adding some interest to a floor space, perfect for stretching out on beside the fire.
From €69.95, Meadows and Byrne, Bunratty, Clare and Castletroy, Limerick
4. Winter Wall Art
This piece of art captures all the vivid drama of a winter’s scene. Its simple, striking design will fit well against most backdrops, creating a vibrant focal point for your room.
From €321, www.flanagans.ie
5. Stanford Stag
A super simple – and highly affordable – way to incorporate a little nature into your décor, this ornament will sit perfectly on a mantlepiece, bookshelf or even beside a fire.
From €17, Heatons, Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick
6. Landskrona Sofa
White sofas are tricky to master: they add glamour and style to your home, but are ruined by a spilled glass of red wine or coffee. Ikea comes to the rescue with this great value leather-look version that can be wiped clean.
From €650, Ikea.com/ie