Home Décor

Take a glimpse at the winter home décor styling tips of Love Milo designer Nicki Ellis

Add signature décor items in on-trend colours – There are a lot of great on-trend colours at the moment such as spiced honey, pinks and dark hues, but my house is quite minimalist, which I love as a look.  Like many others, I can’t afford to redo the entire décor of my house to suit the latest trending colour schemes. So, what I will do this winter, is bring in some of these colours  in a less extreme way by creating feature walls, using scatter cushions, throws or other signature decor items.” Warming up winter with white – “White is a quintessential winter colour, and it doesn’t have to be cold at all.  Mixing white with natural elements such as cane and wood actually adds warmth.  For our Winter Alchemy collection, we’ve evoked the warmth of white with soft, fluffy sheepskin that can be used on the floor, a chair or a bed.  The texture and purity of colour adds a dash of satisfying sophisticated balminess.  Add candles and a fire, and white becomes the new cosy.” Mixing colours – “This winter my personal favourite colour combination is brass, midnight blue, black and white. I think these colours work together so perfectly; they are minimalist yet warm and elegant, while offering a contemporary feel that still has personality. Our Winter Alchemy range includes a new fabric called ‘midnight ink’ which adds a dark blue, watercolour-style  texture which easily compliments a white room and adds visual interest, without being overwhelming.  This fabric works well as a signature piece in a room, like a scatter cushion, and it enhances solid textures like wood, metals or furs. Midnight ink is also beautiful for a winter table setting, especially paired with black plates and brass accents.” A feature wall– “I think a feature wall is always a great way to update a home space for a season change, without too much commitment.  It’s easily changed, and you can do this by simply painting a feature wall with a colour.  I personally like a dark feature wall for winter as I think it adds a dramatic backdrop which you can then layer with antique furniture, glassware and other interesting items. Pair a feature wall with some great pendant lights and I think you have a winning formula. Another option is to go for wallpaper, although a bit pricier, it’s worth it when it’s right.  Be selective though, as wallpaper alone does not make it a much of a feature, so be sure the colours work with your overall look.”   Adding plants – “Another way I’ll be bringing in warmth this winter is with plants.  Having a lot of indoor plants adds a natural element and makes a space look and feel more homely.  I’ll be getting new pots, most likely black pots and of course terracotta pots, as they are really gorgeous and work all year round.” For more information visit www.lovemilo.com

 

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