6 ways to cosy up your home, for less!
This article was written for and appeared as native content on TK Maxx's Australia's Website.
It’s that time of year where we have to hang up our swimmers and wide brimmed hats and pull out our fuzzy jumpers and scarves. But staying warm is more than just a wardrobe rotation, it’s a lifestyle choice. Luckily, the buyers at TK Maxx have been scouring the globe to bring you a range of high quality products and tips to help you move seamlessly into the cooler months. You’ll find everything from textiles from India, Merino wool throws from Italy, to beautiful cut-glass vases from Poland. Unlike other types of retailers that buy seasonally, TK Maxx buys year-round so the stores have new homeware brands and eclectic styles arriving several times a week.Better yet, the clever buyers negotiate the lowest prices – so the savings go straight to you. No matter your style or budget, making a few simple changes to your living space with the help of TK Maxx can turn your home into a winter haven.
Put the fab in luxe fabrics
Cooler weather is all about rich fabrics and textures. Think faux furs and sheepskin, velvets and chunky wools. Line your couch with thick blankets and cable-knit throw pillows that you’ll want to flop right onto. It’s the time of year to swap your linen bedding for comfy flannel and trade your light, cotton rug for a Moroccan shag version. TK Maxx’s home range experts recommend layering multiple prints and textures to up the comfort-factor. Whether it’s leopard prints or bright woolen rugs, there are lots of ways to pull this off when you shop at TK Maxx. You’ll even find a charming assortment of journals and planners to help you enjoy the time spent cuddled-up indoors.
Explore your dark side
Make your colour palette as moody as you are when your first alarm goes off in the morning! Trade your millennial pink cotton rug for something a little darker. Balance rich, earthy tones like navy, coffee and black with pops of white to create a palette that’s modern and welcoming. TK Maxx’s home range experts say now’s the season to introduce metallics. When they’re paired with rich neutrals, they can add a touch of sophisticated warmth.
Bring the outdoors inside
You likely won’t be venturing outdoors as often in the cooler weather, so bringing a bit of nature indoors can help warm up any room. This can range from a bunch of fake flowers, to fresh cut magnolia in a white vase to a bowl of pine cones placed on the mantle. TK Maxx’s wide range of faux florals, house plants and eclectic mix of pots and vases will add cheer to even the darkest winter day.
Make your home look like nan’s birthday cake
Candles are a simple, cost effective way to add a warming ambience to any room. Dim the overhead lighting and replace it with clusters of scented candles. Homely scents like pumpkin spice or hot chocolate can create a particularly warming aroma in the winter. Mix and match candle stick colours and shapes to create a bohemian vibe. You can even dot scented tea lights around the tub and layer on a thick mud-mask for an ultra-relaxing way to end your day.
Warm the windows and the walls
Avoid the winter blues with bright pops of colour in everything from your curtains to your wall art. Try something funky, like macramé or a cinema lightbox. Make a “frame wall” by pairing quirky art with pics of your fave memories from summer to give you a lift during the colder months. To take advantage of the short bursts of sunlight, why not add different sized mirrors throughout your home. TK Maxx’s wide collection of art and mirrors will suit everyone – and every budget.
Don’t forget about your fur-babies
Making your home comfy for the humans of the household is only part of the winter transition! Your pets are your kids too – and TK Maxx’s pet range has them purr-fectly covered. Upgrade dog beds to something a little thicker. Get a soft, pet-friendly throw in case they want to join you in a snuggle on the couch. Keep a thick, neutral-coloured towel by the door to wipe off muddy, post-winter-walk paws.
Prepping for the cold is easier and more affordable than you might think with the help of TK Maxx.
You’ll find everything you could need to make it feel like you’ve come into a ski lodge every time you come home – it just might make it a little harder to get out of bed in the morning!