Interiors stylist and blogger Emily Blunden shares her Winter mood board inspiration
It’s official. Autumn / Winter is here, the nights have drawn in, the trees are bare and it’s staying for the foreseeable future. So, now is a very good time for warming the homestead both literally and visually. And fortunately, Laura Ashley’s seasonal additions are just perfect for the job. I’ve put together some colour‑inspired mood boards for you to get the creative juices flowing and to inspire your way to a cosy home.
This season is rich in warm brown and nutty neutrals, with strong berry tones and flashes of wintry yellows. Do indulge in layering up multiple tones of the same colour, especially if it’s a variety of Chestnut browns and fear not the bold stripes of colour or flashes of something bright to light and balance them out. Whether you do this via wallpaper, picture frames or cushions, is your choice but do do it.
Even if the only change you implicate is a new colour of paint to slap on those walls, a move from a pale light colour, which is wonderful in summer, can often feel cold and bare in the winter, whereas a deeper, darker colour will add a welcome warmth. Painting walls is an incredibly quick way of making a dramatic change that will renovate your rooms instantly and give your interior fittings a new lease of life. Those evenings tucked up on the sofa, with a cup of cocoa, the cat on your lap or a dog at your feet just got all the better. You’ll thank me for it, I promise.
I hope my autumnal mood boards have helped inspire you. How will be you be injecting some warmth into your home this season? Leave us a comment below or tweet us @LauraAshleyUK
For more interiors inspiration from Emily you can visit her blog Atticus and Finch here