Seven Winter Home Ideas to Hibernate in ISSIMO Style
From vases to linens, here are our favourite ways to bring a little cheer to your interiors this winter
Chilly weather and still-too-dark days can make winter feel like a pretty challenging season, when all you want to do is stay in with a good movie, a cosy blanket and a good bowl of pasta. But you know what? Sometimes, that’s all you should be doing anyway. The key to stave off the blues is ensuring your home looks and feels like a soothing oasis – a place you want to spend hours in, invite friends over, and keep warm while waiting for spring. Vibrant colours, inviting textures and cheerful decorative pieces are all clever ways to add some extra panache into your space, and bring a little attitude to every interior. Not sure where to start? Just follow our tips below.
Plush carpets and richly decorated upholstery can add style and a pop of colour to any space, creating inviting environments you will want to curl up in. Rugs, in particular, can inject serious flare into your home, especially if you go for a statement one like this Campbell Rey for ISSIMO by Nordic Knots at Hotel Il Pellicano.
Both a floor covering and a work of art inspired by the terracotta hues of Hotel Il Pellicano and the lush greenery around it, it’s design-forward but manages to remain cosy at the same time, easily tying in with furniture of any shade or finish.
Spruce up your dining table
Just because all you’re craving right now is soup, it doesn’t mean you have to only use your grandma’s bowls when setting up the dining table. Instead, surround yourself with beautiful kitchenware to jazz up even the blandest of meals and make you feel like you’re dining in a fancy restaurant. This ISSIMO x Villeroy Boch set of peperoncino plates is just the thing – and the chicest way to elevate your dinners. Because even in winter you should treat yourself to the very best of things, don’t you agree?
Bring the outdoors in
It may not feel like it yet, but spring is definitely on its way. Remind yourself of that daily by adding plants and fresh flowers to your rooms, to make your interiors feel more joyful and brighter, and pretend the weather is friendlier than it actually is. Better yet, place your greens into beautiful vases like this Bitossi Ceramiche Ettore Sottsass vase goblet – a graphic piece so cools it looks great even on its own.
Add more lamps
To create soothing, warm environments, forget ceiling lights and opt for decorative table lamps instead, each emitting its own gentle light. Pretty lampshades can perk up interiors immeasurably as well as serving their essential function, turning a dull space into a lovely cocoon you’ll want to spend hours in. We particularly love this ISSIMO x Anna Lari Queen Black for its sleek pattern, unique shape and statement character.
Let’s face it: our beds are where we most like to spend our time during winter, which is why it’s paramount to transform them into comfortable, inviting sanctuaries. That doesn’t mean compromising on style though. So set aside your threadbare sheets and spruce up your bedding with a soft, stylish set of sheets like these ISSIMO x Rivolta Carmignani ones. Deliciously soft and in a warm green hue, they’ll not only brighten up your room, but guarantee a good night’s sleep, too.
Entertain in style
Rather than heading out for dinner, turn winter into an opportunity to host big, boisterous gatherings with friends and families at your place. Take out your best dinnerware, prepare a heart-warming meal, and wow your guests by adding littleobjets d’artto the table, to show how much you care. Our favourite item to do that? This marble cooler by Editions Milano. A chicISSIMO touch to ensure your wine and champagne stay chilly without ice, it’s a functional show-stopper.
Be daring with your decorative choices
Fight winter’s subdued colours by injecting some real vibrancy into your abode with statement design pieces. After all, if not now, when? A bold vase like this number Gaetano Pesce is a perfect example, as it can take a coffee table, countertop, or nightstand from good to great. Whether you fill it with fresh flowers or dried blooms, this kind of decorative touch will elevate a space in seconds.