With colder temperatures setting in and as we gear up for winter and the Christmas festivities, now’s the time to refresh your home with a few deft style upgrades that will add comfort, cosiness and a little extra sparkle to your living space. To help, we’ve created a guide that will walk you through your home and the simple, effective style-ups that will elevate every room and get them ready for the special season ahead. From fragrances to furniture, furnishings and festive trimmings, Next Home has everything you need.
It’s the first space you walk into and your throughway to the rest of the house, so make it look extra special with the stylish Sandham bench (£199) or a console table such as the Jefferson compact console (£299) and add a candle or lantern (from £5) to create a lovely warming glow. A seagrass basket (£65) offers attractive floor storage, while rugs or runners (from £25) are perfect for high-traffic areas. Once advent is upon us, add some stylish festive accessories such as a lit faux foliage wreath (£28), garlands (£35) baubles (£14) or a snowy artificial Christmas tree (£15).
The dining room
To give your dining area an impeccable, fuss-free refresh for the season, the elegant simplicity of the extendable Anderson dining table (£450) is a real show stopper. Match it with the opulent quilted velvet Hamilton Dining Chairs (£224 for two), and add some sophisticated tableware for the celebratory times ahead. Long-stemmed Nova flutes (£14 for two) and wine glasses (£14 for four) are perfect for raising a toast, while the statement stoneware of the 12-piece Bronx dinner set in pearl or black (£45) set on Pom place mats (£6 for two), set off by the soft light of an elegantly turned candlestick (£16 – £22) will give your home dining the feel of a sumptuous feast.
The living room
It’s the room that says: “… and relax, you’re home’, so up the cosy factor with the kind of comfy-luxe furnishings you yearn for when you’re out and about in cold weather. The Parker corner chaise (£1,725) is about as luxurious as you can get – perfect for stretching out on with a few Ashton chunky texture cushions (£14) and the Newhaven coffee nest of tables (£375) – the perfect perch for your drinks and nibbles. To add extra warmth, lay a Darcy Wool rug (from £80) on the floor or cosy up together under a faux fur throw (from £50). Come Christmas, add stylish accessories that will bring a little seasonal magic such as pretty silver stag baubles (£4), green emerald faceted scented candles (£10) and a statement winter wreath (£32) that will perfectly complement the Christmas tree.
It’s one of the most hardworking parts of your home, the informal gathering place for the whole family where you enjoy a cup of tea and some tasty bakes, or something stronger while a delicious dish-to-come is simmering on the stove. These chic, adjustable bar stools (£125 for one), available in a wide range of colours, bring a relaxed elegance to the room. Double down on that elegance by arranging spirits, wine or flowers on this Claro Bar Table (£299), and serving said spirits in appropriately swanky glasses; such as these tumblers (£8 for two) or these martini glasses (£10 for 2).
With Christmas on the horizon, spruce up this space with a Chrome Lantern (£40), a seasonal foliage garland (£35) or even a decorative mini Christmas tree (£15). If you have a small space, the metal window pane mirror (£150) will effortlessly expand your horizons, and for those with a kitchen-diner, the Sandham Bench (£199) and six-seater table (£499) brings a lovely modern-rustic feel that you can dress up and down throughout the season and beyond.
It’s got to be the most comfortable spot in the home – if not, you’re not doing it right. For the perfect sleep and an instant style-up the Matson bed (£250 to £375) combines comfort and elegance with a sleek design. Set it off with a Matson XL ottoman bench (£220) perfect for storing those faux fur grey bed throws (from £50) and cushions (textured faux fur, £18, Arctic cosy faux fur, £20), while the Hampton two-drawer bedside table (£299) makes a stylish, sturdy storage choice. Top with the Scandi style of the Oslo table lamp (£38) for a cool finish, or a striking wooden stag (£30) for decoration. And talking of light, if you’re adverse to the early morning variety, the heavyweight chenille eyelet curtains (from £65) come in 11 colours and are lined to ensure extra shut-eye. Sweet dreams!
Easy updates for the season ahead
Whether you want to tap into new trends, up the cosy factor or make your home more special for the season ahead, Next Home has everything you need to make effortless updates that will transform every room.From easy accessories to so-comfy sofas, and stylish lighting, tableware and furnishings that will make instant impact, it’s never been simpler to make your home work harder, so you can focus on enjoying every moment with your loved ones in the place that matters most.
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