A retro inspired designer chair, Mobelli. Picture: Supplied
A retro inspired designer chair, Mobelli. Picture: Supplied

4 ways to get your home winter ready

By Marchelle Abrahams Time of article published Apr 20, 2018

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Want to feel as snug as a bug when the cold weather sets in? Marchelle Abrahams has a few suggestions.

There's something about a living room that feels inviting and intimate. From the lighting to the sofa, all these make a difference when creating a cosy effect in your home.

And with winter around the corner, chances are you’ll be spending more time indoors than out. Think of it as a nesting period, one that’s ripe all things to snuggle up with.

Here’s a few suggestion on how to get your home cosy-ready for the colder months ahead.


Interior designers went large with the velvet trend in 2017 and it’s said to go even bigger in 2018, notes Block & Chisel. The classic fabric blends well with pops of colour, while the textured look and feel adds a luxurious touch to any room.

Sue Sofa

A fusion of modern and traditional design, supported by turned legs in a black finish.

Dimensions: 2060 (L) x 800 (W) x 900 (H)

Price: R12 995

Shop it: www.blockandchisel.co.za

Pilgrim Occasional Chair

A retro inspired designer chair, fully upholstered in a grey velvety fabric with a stylized, padded leaf motif.

Dimensions: 82cm (H) x 100 (W) x 95 (L)

Price: R9 495

Shop it: mobelli.co.za


Lighting sets the mood and creates ambiance. It’s a key fixture in any room and should not be dismissed. From a beautifully selected freestanding lamp to overhead fittings, there are clever tricks you can use create the desired effect.

Arco Lamp

Warm your home with the chic metallics of the Arco Lamp from Illumina.

Size: 340mm

Price: R1 007. 77

Shop it: illumina.co.za

Glass Pear Pendant Lamp

This hanging lamp has a smoke glass finish, adding a warm effect to any dining area.

Size: L 300mm x W 300mm x H 440mm

Price: R1 295

Shop it: www.weylandts.co.za


Ultra Violet has been christened PANTONE® Color of the Year. Why not invest in throws in varying shades of violet to add warm depths of colour?

Faux Fur Blanket

Luxuriously soft and elegant, this blanket will make an opulent addition to your living space.

Size: 150x200cm

Price: R399.99

Shop it: www.mrphome.com

Shimmersoft Mauve Throw

This lightweight throw will look right at home in your living room or bedroom.

Size: 200cm x 230cm

Price: R399

Shop it: www.volpes.co.za


Rugs are the ultimate luxe accessories, and if looked after properly, can last for years and years. But the key here is also longevity, so opt for contemporary styles that can take your interiors from season to season.

Bloom Flourish Rug

A flourish of florals adorns this beautiful rug featuring botanical-inspired prints. It is also durable and easy to clean.

Price: R4 900 (160cm x 230cm)

R9 600 (240cm x 330cm)

Shop it: www.hertex.co.za

Nuage Rug

Nuage rugs are both rich and warm. Imported from Belgium and available in 8 plain colours and 6 sizes, the Nuage is a must for any home looking to add texture.

Size: 120 x 170

Price: R2 750

Shop it: www.rugsoriginal.co.za

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