4 Winter survival home decor tips from At Sarah's

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There is something about these dark winter months that inspire us to nest. We fight off the physical and psychological chill by nestling down in a favourite chair, snuggled under a cozy quilt, feet up by a crackling fire, with a good book and a glass of red. If we are going to spend so much of the Winter inside, avoiding the blowing rain, it should be in a home that feels comfortable and looks beautiful. Here are a few tips on transforming your home into a refuge where you can recharge between Christmas parties.

Lighting sets the mood

A soft, warm glow from well-placed accent lights separates your home from the harsh fluro lighting of offices and high street shops heaving with the Christmas rush. Rob from North London’s Romor Designs uses traditional Japanese Shibori techniques to create beautiful accent lamp shades.

Living off the wall

No need to venture into the wet to see London if you’ve one of Katie Clement’s elegant London Skyline prints hanging on your walls. They also make a lovely gift for family visiting from out of town for the holidays. 

Colourful cushions

Sofas and lounge chairs are often very subdued. Think of them as a blank canvas, upon which you can layer colourful cushions to fit your space and show off a bit of personality. At Sarah’s also designs bespoke runners to grace your Christmas dining table. 

A cuppa

Now that you’ve got the basics in place, time to relax with a hot cup of tea. viCeramics’ beautiful tea sets practically beg to be held and Ray Stanbrook Prints’ vibrant tea towels are ideal for the washing-up.

London Local Etsy Market

Rather than run all around town, visit all these designers at the Etsy Market on December 3-4 between 11am-5pm at the Hornsey Town Hall to assemble your winter home decor survival kit. You’ll support local artisans and have more of that precious time to enjoy your cozy home.

About the Author

Martina Latimer from www.atsarahs.com is a patchwork & quilting designer-maker-teacher. This Christmas season you can find her at the London Local Market, teaching at Sutton College, or busy creating new patchwork tutorials for Etsy.

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