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Cosify your Home - Quick!

Chilly days and even chillier mornings at the moment mean making your home cosy is a must! You needn't always reach for the heating thermostat - you can easily create a warm and inviting place to perch and indulge in a marshmallow topped, cinnamon-tinged hot chocolate whilst writing your Christmas cards! So layer up - here’s how...

We're taking some styling inspiration from one of our favourite companies, Toast, who do cosy so well – their Autumn Winter Lookbook features draping reindeer hides, shearling fleece slippers, layered traditional ticking bed sheets and paisley quilts. Understated and simple snugly-ness.

Sheepskins

Sheepskin Ivory: £60

Let’s begin with what's underfoot. If your cashmere bed socks aren't keeping those feet warm, a sheepskin or reindeer hide with a good deep pile of silken hairs or wool in front of your sofa or beside your bed will do the trick. Sink your toes in and relax...  A large cowhide will cover a great amount of floorspace - ideal for covering floorboards with large breezy gaps in between them.

One of the easiest ways to layer up over Winter is of course a blanket, throw or bedspread.  Traditional quilted bedspreads are great for an extra layer of warmth on your French bed - open it out on top of your sheets to reveal a decorative central panel or pretty detailed edge like lace or a scalloped border.

Combinations

Trippy Granny Throw: £145 + Hedonist Black Velvet Bed: £995 for a kingsize.

Star Grey Throw: £120 + Cherished Chesterfield Brown Leather Vintage Sofa: from £1395 for a 2-seater.

A warm throw or blanket - whether it's textured chunky cable-knit wool, supersoft lambswool with tactile tassles, or luxurious and rather glamorous silken faux fur, popped over the side of a sofa or armchair is just what you need for battoning down the hatches and keeping warm when your girl-friends pop round for some mulled wine and pressie opening. Mix and match your styles to combine those cosy textures and create a cleverly styled eclectic look to sit alongside your beautiful French style furniture in your French bedroom or living room - for example, a traditional piece like a chesterfield sofa with a statement Union Jack or star print design, or a traditional chinoiserie bedspread with a modern buttoned upholstered bed.

Glow

English Willow Scented Candle, by Dunbar Sloane London: £22. Cat in a Cage Table Lamp: £125. Moooi Rabbit Lamp: £320.

Fragranced candles, particularly those that remind you of long woodland walks, with a warm and "woody" scent like our English Willow which has top notes of English willow and oak moss, complemented with base notes of clover & pear tree flower, will raise your spirits and fill your home with a perfectly balanced scent.  Place lit candles along a mantelpiece in front of a decorative French mirror on a mantelpiece and the glistening glow is always magical- a festive feel in an instant!  And a low-lit table lamp atop a side table or bedside can create the cosiest of nooks within even the biggest of spaces.

The Cosifying Team here are here to help! Just contact The Girls here.

Author: , Managing Director, The French Bedroom Company

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