I’m one of those people who really likes winter. Aside from the inevitable wind-chapped cheeks and the occasional requirement for some less-than-sexy thermals, I love everything associated with the colder months.
I even like January. There I said it, I hope we can still be friends.
New year, new opportunities, I like to think of my mug of hot chocolate as always half full (mainly with marshmallows) rather than half empty.
Not only do I usually invest in more fashion come the end of November in comparison to Spring and Summer, I also seemingly change up my interior decor to compliment the drop in temperature. When it’s howling winds and rain outside who doesn’t love sitting on the sofa with a luxe cosy throw and your feet up on a knitted pouffe whilst reading a good book? For the record, I also like to be accompanied by one of those tins of posh biscuits from M&S.
One of the first textiles I purchased recently was a beautiful Maroq cushion from Cox & Cox for the new baby’s nursery (you can see the start of it in the header image above). It has such a heavy luxurious woven fabric and even though the grey or the mustard would be more traditionally seasonal shades, I actually went with the rose hue to brighten things up a bit.
I am currently after a blanket or throw for the living room, I’ve settled for a H&M number for now which is ok…..but I can’t help feeling it’s cheap rather than cheerful if I’m honest. I have my eye on a chunky cable knit from M&S or a colour block design with both blush and navy accents.
I am also obsessed with the Avoca wool Herringbone throw and the Folklore Welsh Knit, both from John Lewis. Regarding the latter, the colours wouldn’t work anywhere in my house at all but I’m definitely feeling the Christmassy vibe from it and perhaps a little nostalgia for my Welsh heritage.
On the pouffe front, I’ve had the grey round one from M&S on my wish list forever. Or at least since I saw Lisa had it and wanted to copy. We currently have a rather unattractive bulky IKEA thing that my husband hogs and this is so much more chic. Not to mention the fact it takes up relatively little space in your living room.
I felt like the uncoolest person on the planet when I had no idea what “THE instagram rug” was that the rest of the team were discussing – apparently it’s the Afar Berber from la Redoute. There is currently 40% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY but if I’m honest, I prefer the Nevio Graphic Design.
With a distinct amount of mustard appearing in my list of textile desires, you would think I’d also manage to ignore the fact it doesn’t suit my skin tone at all and taken the plunge with some brown/yellow wardrobe staples. Well, not quite but almost. If I wear a bright lip I can just about get away with the most gorgeous mustard scarf from New Look, with coral stripes AND grey ombre….it’s like all the cosy feels dreams come true for £14.99.
You need one.
I have also purchased a similar but more pastel hued herringbone scarf from ASOS as a gift for a few friends this year.
Do you embrace winter? Have you ever been tempted to change up your textiles to suit the season?