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As winter approaches and things start to get a little cooler, you might be thinking about how to make your living spaces more warm and cosy. Incorporating winter warmers into your interiors is not difficult , but it needs a bit of consideration when it comes to fabric types. It is possible to make your home both stylish and cosy with the right designs.

Having a cosy and warm environment is not just about how a room looks, but how all of our other senses react to it. Different textures can help create amazing designs, but when it comes to throws, blankets and scatter cushions there are also tactile elements to think about.

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Incorporate soft fabrics with throws, cushions and scatter cushions


Folded blankets, strategically-placed scatter cushions and throws can really bring a luxurious look to your living room and make sofas and chairs more comfortable too.


Cushions are a great way to introduce colour to rooms and we believe you can never have too many pillows on your sofa or bed. You can experiment with a wide selection of tones and textures as we have a wide selection of fabrics available. Sarah Wooldridge Design can create bespoke cushions, throws and blankets can be made in any size with a choice of fabrics from leading brands such as Black Edition, Sanderson and Villa Nova.


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Dress windows with beautiful curtains 

Dressing windows not only gives a beautiful look to your interiors, but can also provide some functionality too. Nobody wants a draft in their living room, especially when it’s cold. Heavy curtains can really help keep the drafts out and keep heat in the room at the same time. of course, this depends on what materials your curtains are made out of. We can create bespoke made-to-measure curtains using a range of materials including cotton, wool, or linen depending on your taste and preference. Curtains are typically used for windows, but they can also be used in doorways too. You can never go wrong with curtains because they portray a cozy feel while making your home look elegant and beautiful.

Play with lighting and lampshades can create warmth

With many people favouring beautiful lamps over down lighting from the ceiling, there are lots of ways to use fabrics to create the perfect light environments. Cool white and blue light spectrums can make spaces feel cold, whereas warmer light spectrums tend to be more yellow and warm. As well as choosing the right sort of bulbs in your home, opting for a bespoke lampshade could produce some amazing results. Playing with patterns and fabrics can create beautiful light environments as the dark winter nights draw in.

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Sarah Wooldridge Design offers bespoke made-to-measure curtains, blinds, and a wide variety of soft furnishings. Talk to us about how you can use fabrics to a comfortable and cosy environment for the winter. If you would like some more information about how to incorporate anything we have talked about into your interior design then get in touch with us. We have over 30 years experience in helping people achieve their design aspirations.

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