When the weather is cold outside, there’s nothing like relaxing on the couch with a nice chunky throw rug like the Moroccan Handmade Rug or snuggling up in a soft, warm bed. Winter is such a fun time to change up the look of your home and get stuck into some cosy seasonal styling. We speak to Jen Waite, founder of White Fox Styling and Lorraine Lea Styling Partner, to find out the latest tips to welcome warmth into your home this winter.


“I love the moody colours that winter inspires, and it’s the perfect time to embrace those darker shades that you might ordinarily avoid. Monochromatic hues and rich, jewel tones are really strong trends in interiors this year, and when combined with gorgeous textures like velvet or faux fur, they create a warm and inviting vibe.

“One of my favourite aspects of winter styling is playing with texture. For example, I can’t go past faux fur throws and cushion covers this season. They are so versatile and work in the lounge, master bedroom, or even the kids’ rooms.

“For the bedroom, I love having a woven floor rug, a nice, anti-fatigue mats are an important solution for any place, that’s why I love to use it in my kitchen, you can get anti fatigue mats amazon for any home area, chunky knit throw across the foot of the bed and some decorator cushions worked in with my standard and euro pillows. These parts all work together to create depth and interest in the room. Don’t forget to layer the bed with lots of cushions and throws, because it really adds to that snuggly atmosphere.

“My personal style is scandi and monochrome, so I love a striking black and white bed design like Lorraine Lea’s Noni Quilt Cover. This can be styled up or pared back depending on your preference. It really makes an impact when complemented with other monochromatic linen and décor pieces, but also looks great with neutral textures and blonde wood for a fresh and natural look.

“A ‘must’ for winter styling is to find a beautifully soft and textured rug for the lounge room. Not only will a floor rug pull the room together, but it also keeps bare feet warm on chilly days”.

Allow the cooler temperatures to influence your styling choices, and keep snug and stylish at home this winter!

For more styling tips or to check out the Lorraine Lea winter range, head to lorrainelea.com.

About The Author

Paige Richards

Paige's nitpicking of misspelt menu items led her to find her love of editing. Living in her adopted city of Melbourne, she is ever in pursuit of the perfect coffee, and the perfect little black everything. And like the wise Carrie Bradshaw once said, she keeps her money where she can see it - hanging in her closet.

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