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Get Prepared For Cold Winter Nights

So many people dread the Winter season not only because of the snow but also because of the cold and long nights that come with it. Well, Winter doesn’t have to be so scary, all you have to do to enjoy your winter is to prepare for it.

So as we approach the Winter months, now is the perfect time to prepare for the long winter nights you will meet ahead.

Since you will be spending most of your time in the living room or bedroom, making sure these rooms are warm, cosy and comfortable is essential.

Argos has got you covered with a wide range of products to keep you and your home warm all through the Winter season.

Best Fabrics for Winter

The Winter gives you an excuse to layer up with the warmest fabrics and keep things comfy. Below are some of the best fabrics for Winter.

Bouclé

Bouclé is a heavy textile containing looped yarn, often in two different shades. Bouclé refers to both the yarn and the fabric made from the yarn. The multiuse textile is known for its interesting visual texture and super-soft comfort.

If you’re looking to create an irresistibly cosy space this Winter, then the densely woven fibres of boucle can help trap heat thereby keeping you warm.

Fur and Faux Fur

Fur has been keeping humans warm for years. It is perfect for retaining plenty of warmth for the cold, snowy months.

Faux fur is the perfect alternative to staying fashionable without the need for an animal to lose its coat. Both fur and faux fur are warm and durable, making them great fabrics for cold weather.

Wool

Wool is a gorgeous, and incredibly warm fabric that’s perfect for winter. Raw wool is typically gotten from sheep, but more recently, it has been gotten from other sources.

Wool is a special fabric because it creates natural insulation due to the air pockets that are present throughout. On top of that, it’s also water-resistant, so it’s a great option for snowy and rainy weather.

Using wool bedding or home accessories like rugs and cushions will help you stay cosy at home during Winter.

Fleece

Fleece is synonymous with wintertime. It is infinitely comfortable and relatively lightweight, so it’s a great, warm fabric to use for bedding like pillowcases, sheets and bedding sets.

Silk

Silk fabric is moisture-wicking, thermoregulating and breathable, It can help adjust your body temperature keeping you warm in the winter. The incredibly soft and shiny nature of silk makes it perfect for a plush bedroom style and an ultra-comfortable sleep experience.

Tweed

Tweed is a very strong, rough, tight-knit, yet flexible and stylish fabric. It has been used to keep the body warm for over a century.

Tweed will look great on any armchair or sofa, thereby providing you with a cosy spot to snuggle.

Cashmere

Cashmere is a soft fabric woven from the hair of the Cashmere, or Kashmir goat. Cashmere fibres are extremely soft and silky to the touch and weigh practically nothing.

Despite its lightweight, it can keep you warm and cosy during harsh winters. Placing a throw or cushion made with cashmere will help you stay warm and enjoy your sleep even better during the Winter.

Winter Inspiration You Will Love

Make your home a welcoming haven

Nothing says welcome better than a sofa with a combination of cushions and throws made from soft and snug fabrics that are well suited for Winter. So layer out your sofa and add more colour into your home this winter with faux fur cushions and woollen throws.

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Feeling autumnal?

Whether you’re creating a cosy reading nook where you can curl up with your favourite books, or setting up a living room where you can snuggle in front of the TV with the family.

Feeling autumnal

Layer up snuggly textiles

One way to ensure you keep yourself and your home warm this winter is to layer up. So pile cosy cushions or add a toasty throw to the arm of your sofa on standby for cold evenings.

Layer up snuggly textiles

Add lots of lighting

Good lighting can have a real mood-boosting effect, especially in the winter when it gets dark really early. So besides layering up your sofa and bed, bring more light into your space with luxe lighting options so you come home to their inviting glow.

Add lots of lighting

Stay snug all night

If you feel the chill in your bedroom, it might be time to make the switch to a higher tog duvet or get really toasty with a heated throw. Bring nature into your bedroom with woven textures and earthy colours and faux plants.

Stay snug all night

Autumn Winter Trends for 2021

As we head into the colder months, it’s time, once again, to retreat into our homes and make them feel as cosy and warm as possible – and by keeping up with the Autumn/Winter trends, you can surround yourselves with style to keep you content all winter long.

For AW21, we’ve pulled together all the trends and colours that are popular – and, with looks ranging from ‘Warm Mustard’ to the floral vibes of countryside interior design, you’re bound to find something to suit your taste.

It Begins With Warm Mustard

warm mustard

This Autumn/Winter, warm mustard is the colour that stands out. This uplifting shade of mustard will bring warmth into your space.

One advantage of this colour is that it strikes a balance between bright and moody, which lots of colours struggle to do. It’s bright enough to evoke happiness and bring some life to your home, but it’s also deep enough that it feels sophisticated and mature.

It also plays well with tones you may already have at home. Black or brown bedding will truly complement a mustard cushion or throw. You can go bold with a stunning mustard armchair or add subtle pops of mustard with other home accessories.

Light Up Your Space for Winter

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During winter, the days get darker and the nights are longer. This does not mean you should hibernate, but instead, you need to create an ambience that keeps your home feeling warm, bright, and cheerful.

Get over the Winter blues by increasing the overall illumination scheme for your home. To make up for those lost daylight hours, add a mixture of table lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps and ceiling lighting throughout your home.

Table lamps

Floor lamps

Wall lights

Ceiling lights

Relax With Cosy Seating

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To create a cosy space for winter, we suggest creating pockets of activity that involves seating. That could be placing a sofa and a storage footstool in front of the TV to sit and stretch your leg while enjoying your favourite TV shows or adding an armchair in a corner of your bedroom to form a reading nook.

To enjoy a cosier seating opt for sofas, sofa beds and armchairs made with cosy fabrics such as cotton, boucle, velvet, chenille, tartan and tweed.

Sofas

Sofabeds

Armchairs

Swap Out Lighter Bedding

switch out lighter bedding

Winter is the perfect time to replace your lighter bedding with heavier ones. As the temperature drops, switching your bedding to the soft and warm fabric of colder seasons is the best option.

You can start by bringing in the soft texture and luxurious feel of faux fur into your space with a duvet cover, or the cosy texture of a boucle bedding set that oozes nothing but style and comfort.

If you need a more glamourous feel for your winter night sleep, then the sumptuously soft fabric of a velvet duvet cover set and the soft and cosy texture of a fleecy fitted sheet will provide you with a sleep surface that will keep you cosy all night long.

Boucle, faux fur, wool, velvet, fleece are the perfect fabrics for your Autumn/winter bedding.

Duvet cover sets

Fleece duvet cover sets

Velvet duvet cover sets

Bouclé and Fur duvet cover sets

Sheets

Pillowcases

Home Accessories Made With Winter Fabrics

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Don’t only switch out your bedding, you can take the preparation a step further by replacing home accessories like rugs, throws and cushions with those made with cosier and warmer fabrics that are perfectly suited for Winter.

Create a warming retreat in your reading nook or bedroom by investing in a woollen throw.

Add colour, pattern, and texture to your bed and sofa with a stylish and comforting faux fur cushion.

Make your space feel even more cosier by adding an extra layer of comfort under your foot with faux fur or a woollen rug.

Rugs

Wool rugs

Faux fur rugs

Cushions

Faux fur and Wool Cushions

Velvet Cushions

Throws

Stay Warm All Night

bedding duvets

Enjoying a good night sleep during winter is directly connected to how warm you can stay. One bedding that assures you a cosy and warm sleep spot is a higher tog duvet.

Switch out the lower tog duvets you used for the Summer to warmer ones from 10.5 tog and above.

If you’re wondering what tog is then here is it – tog is the unit of measurement used to describe a duvet’s ability to trap air and retain heat. As a rule, the bigger the tog value of a duvet, the warmer it will be.

Create a Cosy Winter Reading Nook

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To make the most of your Winter at home, try creating a comforting reading nook. A reading nook elevates your existing space and creates a special sanctuary in the home. Plus, it boosts the overall aesthetic and function of your space.

Whether you prefer the complex stories of a bulky novel or the swift thrills of a magazine, you need somewhere special to unwind and read.

Your reading nook needs a comfy chair, spot-on lighting to help you read even at night, ample storage for all your bestsellers, a throw to keep you cosy and a rug on the floor to keep your feet warm.

Bring the Outdoors In

bring the outdoor in

Since most of the winter will be spent indoors, it will be great to bring some of the outdoors in. Bringing in the outdoors doesn’t necessarily have to be plants. Sometimes it simply means replacing your regular shelf, bookcase or bar stool with those made with rattan, bamboo, or wicker.

You can also bring in faux plants, which provide the same look and feel as real plants, but with far less maintenance.

Bringing in the outdoor has numerous benefits including boosting your mood while adding points of interest to your home.

Furniture

Faux plants

Infuse some warmth

infuse some warmth

Inject some warmth into your space with warm colours such as charcoal and brown. As the temperature starts to drop, these warm colours transform your space into a comforting atmosphere.

We recommend using darker-coloured home accessories such as cushions and rugs that can easily be swapped out for brighter colours as the season starts to get warmer.

Statement Vases

statement vases

Vases are back but this time, they’re bigger, bolder and more provocative than ever. This Winter, oversized vases are going to dominate the interior decor. Add real or faux flowers into these vases and you’ll hit two trends in one by bringing the outdoors in too.

Escape to The Countryside

countryside retreat

Countryside interior style is similar to Cottagecore, the trending warm, welcoming and wonderfully timeless aesthetic that romanticises farm life and makes use of traditional-style fabrics and florals.

To add a feeling of pleasant countryside bliss to your space, make use of coloured patterns, floral prints, textures, delicate accessories and warm earthy tones.

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