Megan Morgan, furniture buyer for Coricraft, has this advice for creating a sense of warmth and comfort
Start by bringing in accessories with different textures such as scatters, throws and rugs. This is an easy way to update a room every season and it adds personality as well.
Rich colours in fabrics such as velvets and chenilles also help to up the temperature, figuratively speaking. A velvet ottoman with buttoned upholstery is an excellent example.
Look for items with intricate details such as an ornate mirror or a decorative lamp to introduce a luxe factor without cluttering the room.
Don’t overlook the power of wood. It has a natural warmth and the different grains and shades can be used to bring a bland scheme to life.