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Cozy Winter Living

Winter is definitely upon us, and what better way to embrace the season than to make your home a warm hide-away from the harsh elements outside. Our Minto design expert Scott Biltoft sat down with us to give us some tips on how to create the perfect winter home:

If you’re looking for ways to make your home comfortable this winter, consider the following strategies and learn from the Danish who’ve perfected the art of Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) to overcome the long dark Scandinavian winter.

There isn’t an English equivalent to the word Hygge which the Danes use to describe a mood or a way of life that is cozy, warm, and friendly.

For better winter living use colour wisely.  Start with warm wall colours like these from Benjamin Moore:

Monterey
HC-27 Monterey White
Edgecomb
HC-173 Edgecomb Grey
Revere
HC-172 Revere Pewter
Grey Mist
OC-30 Gray Mist

 

 

Accessorize with colours that bring cheerfulness into your home like these from Benjamin Moore:

Blue Grass
CC-640 Blue Grass
Van Courtland
HC-145 Van Courtland Blue

 

Amelthyst Shadow
CC-930 Amethyst Shadow
Strawberry
2003-20 Strawberry Red
Blue Danube
2062-30 Blue Danube

 

Use seasonal throws and cushions to add snuggly warmth on winter evenings with seasonal accessories like these:

Pillow Covers

Mongolian Lamb Pillow Covers from West Elm

Cable Knit Throw

Pottery Barn Cable Knit Throw

Fur throw

Homesense fun fur throws

 

Pendleton Blankets

Pendleton blankets from Anthropologie or Drake General Store

Hygge also includes comfort foods during the winter like chocolate, coffee, sweets – and sharing your home with friends!  Snuggle under a comfy throw, enjoy a hot beverage, and relax during those winter evenings reading or watching your favorite TV shows.

 

Stay cozy & warm,

 

Scott Biltoft

Director, Design Centres

 

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