The reality of living in a desert is that for the better part of the year you’re always looking for ways to keep cool. Come winter, and the resulting temperature drop is a much welcome respite to the sweltering summer heat. But when it gets a bit too chilly for comfort, we’ve got some great winter inspo for your home that will keep you warm & cosy!
Whether you like enjoying your winters indoors or outdoors, our list of Winter Warmers offers perfect pairing for the cooler months.
1. Outdoor Winter Warmers
Fire pits are a great accompaniment to a barbecue party or just perfect to enjoy all by itself. They offer warmth and a cheerful glow to every backyard gathering. You can opt for a wood-fired one for rustic appeal, such as this Clay Chimenea by La Hacienda, which is perfect to have on your balcony or back garden nook.
Fire bowls and pits, on the other hand, have a wider diameter and also add a visual focal point for your outdoor setting. Some fire bowls, such as this 30-inch metal fire bowl with a mesh cover can also be repurposed during the balmy summer months to hold your refreshments. Simply drop a bag of ice in the bowl and voilà! – it’s a handy beverage cooler box.
For hassle-free heating – which is easy to set up anywhere – opt for a propane-fueled patio heater. These utilize a propane tank and come with a downward heat deflector making it perfect to place next to your outdoor al fresco lounging or dining area.
Alternatively, a tabletop electric heater is perfect for small outdoor spaces, such as an apartment balcony. Due to their easy plug-and-work operation they require no additional preparation.
2. Kitchen Winter Warmers
There’s nothing that a bowl of rich, wholesome soup can’t cure – whether it’s a cold or a bout of winter blues. In fact, soup can be a meal in itself – brimming with the goodness of chicken, meat, vegetables and ramen, or it can be a fitting precursor to the main course.
Another mealtime favourite to bring back during the cold winter days are slow-cooked recipes – pot roasts, thick curries and baked pasta dishes, while not forgetting to finish off that meal with dessert. Think moreish pies, spiced Bundt or cinnamon & sugar-dusted rolls – all of these are winter-approved crowd pleasers.
3. Winter Décor Accents
Brighten up your indoors during overcast winter days with these seasonal cues in seasonal hues, such as plum, burgundy, brass, moss green and tartan. To give your living space an inviting look, pair furnishing in these colours with textures like fleece, sheepskin and wool. You can achieve a warm and cozy setting by accessorizing large furniture with smaller accent pieces such as rugs, throws, cushions and string lights.
When decorating for the cooler months, don’t forget to add elements that delight the three senses – sight, touch and smell. Seasonal potpourri and aromatic candles have the power to transport you back to your favourite holiday or childhood memory.
For inspiration check out our range of Woodwick candles – these candles allow you to experience the cozy comfort of a glowing fireplace anywhere in your home. They come with a unique wick design which gives off a soothing sound as they burn, reminiscent of a crackling log fire. Also, they deliver a slow, clean burn as they’re made of high quality soy wax blend. Choose from a variety of tantalizing scents such as Evening Onyx, Fireside and Cashmere Oak to add an olfactory dimension to your space.