Home Décor Ideas: How to make your outside space sparkle this winter
Just because it's winter, that doesn't mean you can't use your outside space. An outside space can become magical in the winter with a few well-thought-out touches and accessories. Light and warmth are key to successfully make your outdoor space inviting during the festive period, so here are our tips and winter décor ideas for creating a sparkling outside space.
Outdoor fairy lights
Nothing makes an outside space feel more magical than a sprinkling of fairy lights. Wrap them around trees and shrubs and wind them into hanging glass lanterns for a touch of festive décor. Stick to clear lights for a sophisticated look and multi-coloured lights for a more playful take. Make sure you purchase the correct lights for outdoor use.
Blankets, throws and Sheepskin
The only way you’ll get people to spend time outdoors this winter season is by keeping them wrapped up cosy and warm. The perfect way to do this is to have a stack of throws and blankets on hand to wrap-up in as soon as the chill sets in. We have a gorgeous range of blankets and throws, which are the perfect winter accessories, ideal for keeping warm when you’re outside. Our Sheepskin throws look exquisite and feel super soft. Cashmere throws are always a warm and sumptuous choice, which is especially luxurious, and big knitted blankets add warmth and texture.
A fire pit or chimenea is perfect for making an outside space inviting this winter. Set your chairs up around it and encourage people to sip on warm drinks and toast marshmallows for the ultimate winter sweet treats. There’s nothing more divine than the smells of burning wood and toasting marshmallows to get into the festive spirit. The added heat is a bonus, and the soft glow given off from the fire will light up the dark evenings.
Candles and lanterns
Just like fairy lights, candles brighten a space much more softly than bright outdoor lights. Putting large candles into jars is a superb way of ensuring they are protected from the wind and also protects little ones from the exposed flames (plus it looks wonderful). If you have the option to hand electrical lanterns from walls, this is also a delightful way to make your outdoor space sparkle this Christmas.