Contemporary Warmth For The Cooler Seasons

Contemporary Warmth For The Cooler Seasons

As the weather cools down, many of us look for ways to create a cosy, inviting atmosphere in our homes. A great way to achieve this is through the strategic use of furniture and accessories that add warmth and texture. Whether you're looking to create a comfortable living room, a welcoming bedroom, or a cosy dining area, there are plenty of ways to make your space feel warm and inviting.

Johanna Occasional ChairJohanna Occasional Chair by Kett 

Selecting Comfortable Furniture

When it comes to creating a warm and cosy atmosphere, your choice of furniture is key. Look for pieces that are soft and comfortable, which beckon you to curl up and spend the afternoon with a good book.

An occasional chair is the perfect winter addition, and our current favourites are the Erskine Lounge Chair and Johanna Occasional Chair. Boasting gentle curves and superior cushioning, both options are Australian made and upholstered in your choice of fabric. Ideal for snuggling up on a chilly day, a snug occasional chair is sure to become your go-to spot for relaxation during the winter months.

Otway Dining Table and Armchairs by KettOtway Timber Table & Armchairs by Kett

Choosing Warm Tones and Textures

When it comes to decorating your home, natural materials like leather, wool, and velvet can add an instant touch of warmth and texture. Leather, in particular, is a durable and stylish material that can elevate any room in your home. Whether it's a leather sofa, armchair, or ottoman, this material can create a cosy and sophisticated ambiance. Similarly, woolen textiles have great thermal properties and add a soft and luxurious feel to your space. Velvet is another great choice for adding warmth to your decor, the tactility and movement add depth and interest.

Beyond upholstery, timber furniture adds warmth to your space. Warm timber tones, like Oak and Light Walnut add a natural and inviting feel. Consider swapping out glass and chrome furniture such as coffee tables, entertainment units, and dining tables. Kett’s Otway collection offers streamlined, modern pieces in rich timber tones that suit almost any interior style.

Avant Sideboard and Stilla Mirror by PotoccoAvant Sideboard and Stilla Mirror by Potocco


Another way to add warmth to your decor is by layering accessories that draw the eye and create a sense of comfort. Wooden cabinets or sideboards such as the Avant are an excellent way to add earth tones to an area, while mirrors like the Potocco Stilla reflect light and give the illusion of continued space.

Finally, don't forget about the power of textiles when it comes to creating focal points. A large, plush rug or a set of cosy throw pillows can help to anchor your space and create a sense of warmth.

Erskine Sofa and Coffee Table By KettErskine Sofa, Coffee Table, Otway Sideboard & Johanna Ottoman by Kett

Colour Schemes for a Cosy Feel

The colours you choose for your decor can also have a big impact on the overall warmth and comfort of your space. Consider incorporating earthy tones like rust, ochre, and terracotta into your colour scheme to create a feeling of groundedness. Additionally, consider nature-inspired colours like forest greens and walnut. Finally, don't be afraid to experiment with different textures and patterns, such as woven fabrics or chunky knit blankets, to create a sense of cosiness. 

Creating A Relaxing Bedroom 

The focal point of your bedroom is, naturally, the bed itself, so ensure it radiates a sense of warmth and cosiness. This can be achieved by starting with a plush, comfortable piece like the Erskine and choosing fabric or leather finishing to suit your aesthetic. As in other areas of your home, warm timber tones are an excellent way to bring warmth from your bedroom furnishings, such as the night tables or storage pieces.  Additionally, consider adding a plush area rug or sheepskin throw to the foot of your bed.

Otway Bed And Night Table by KettOtway Bed & Night Table by Kett 

Consider a small ottoman, such as the Johanna, which, while taking up very little space, can add texture and comfort to your bedroom while also functioning as a footrest or a convenient place to sit while dressing. Finally, incorporate soft lighting elements like table lamps to create a soothing, relaxing atmosphere.

Erskine Bed and Frame Bedroom by KettErskine Bed, Frame Bedroom & Johanna Ottoman by Kett 

Adding contemporary warmth to your decor during the cooler seasons is all about creating a sense of comfort and texture. By choosing warm, plush furniture pieces made from natural materials, creating focal points that draw the eye and create a sense of relaxation, and using warm and inviting colour schemes, and soft lighting, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home that will help you get through the colder months with ease. Our range of furniture and accessories contains everything you need to welcome warmth into your space. Speak to our expert team to get started today.


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