How To Update Your Home For Winter


This is a Sponsored Post // Styling by Clare Hillier and Sally Singline // All Photography by Fiona Storey.


In the last week, summer has softened to autumn. The light has got that beautiful golden glow and the early mornings have a fresh, crispness. With the cooler weather approaching, Freedom invited me to check out their latest collection and share some of my ideas about how to update your home for winter.

When we’ve collaborated with Freedom in the past, we’ve shot the story at home or at my parent’s farm. But for this season, we found a unique warehouse which was actually an old mechanics. We thought that if we can give this type of space warmth and personality, then it will be easy to apply the same principles to any home! So, together with my usual partners in crime – mum and Fiona Storey – we set out to show you some simple, big impact ways to refresh your nest.


How To Update Your Living Room For Winter


Shop The Look // Folded Three Seat Sofa, $1,799 // Forma Cushion, $39.95 // Lattice Throw, $79.95 // Albion Floor Rug, $249 // Foliage Installation by Tillda Flowers 



Shop The Look // Entwine Basket, $99



Shop The Look // Terrarium Cushion, $39.95 // Carnival Cushion, $34.95 // Alaska Cushion, $39.95



Shop The Look // Folded Three Seat Sofa, $1,799 // Forma Cushion, $39.95 //  Foliage Installation by Tillda Flowers 



Shop The Look // Russell Cushion, $39.95 // Maze Cushion, $39.95 // Slink Cushion, $29.95 // Perfect Day Cushion, $39.95


Yellow probably isn’t a shade you normally associate with winter. But, when it’s a slightly darker tone, like dijon, it’s the perfect way to give your home an instant hit of warmth.

Case in point? Freedom’s Folded sofa, which has seriously impressive details that give it depth and character. Think origami-style folded silhouette in the seat and back cushions, twin-needle top stitch detailing and cushions that amp up the comfort factor. Available in an array of colours, we opted for Austria Gold, which stands out for all the right reasons.

If you’re looking for other ways to update your living room but don’t want to fork out for a couch, then simply refresh your cushions,  snuggle under a new throw or consider a different floor rug.

We kept things simple and graphic with the bold Forma cushion.  To really play up this  statement print, we resisted the urge to over do the cushion situation and took a minimalist approach to layering. We also kept everything else in the space very neutral, while allowing contrasting textures to create visual interest. To do this, we chose a chunky charcoal knit throw and nubby Albion rug to complete the look.

And last but not least, one of the most effective ways to update your home for winter  is by introducing indoor plants. We asked Casey from Tillda Flowers to create a lush, foliage installation to show you the power of green. While on a much smaller scale, we popped a Fiddle Leaf Fig in a basket – which makes moving it around (and watering) a cinch!


How To Update Your Bedroom For Winter

how-to-update-your-home-for-winterShop The Look // Wharf Queen Bed, $999 // Eloise Quilt Cover Set, $129 // Robust Tripod Floor Lamp, $289 // Brandon Dining Chair, $169 // Panama Latte Cup, $6.95



Shop The Look // Wharf Queen Bed, $999 // Eloise Quilt Cover Set, $129 // Robust Tripod Floor Lamp, $289 // Brandon Dining Chair, $169 // Panama Latte Cup, $6.95


While there has been a strong trend towards upholstered bedheads, we decided to mix things up with the honesty of timber. Warm and weathered, the Wharf Bed, is lovingly constructed from recycled, 100 year old Chinese oak doors. This means each piece is unique – just the way I like it!

We also decided to do away with bedside tables, and opted for the Brandon Dining Chair and Robust Tripod Floor Lamp instead. With their handsome, clean lines, these pieces make a strong statement and are proof that with a little imagination you easily update your home  by rearranging pieces you already have.


How To Update Your Diningware for Winter


Shop The Look // Cross Deco Statue, $39.95 // El Salvador Espresso Cup, $4.95 // Palm Beach Collection Glass Cloche, $19.95 // Gingham Table Runner, $19.95 // Native Side Plate, $9.95  // Native Dinner Plate, $14.95 // Cooper Side Plate, $8.95 // Cake by Sweet Greek



Shop The Look // Cross Deco Statue, $39.95 //   El Salvador Espresso Cup, $4.95 // Palm Beach Collection Glass Cloche, $19.95 // Gingham Table Runner, $19.95 // Native Side Plate, $9.95  // Native Dinner Plate, $14.95 // Cooper Side Plate, $8.95 // Cake by Sweet Greek



 Shop The Look // Anthropologie Tealight Holder, $7.95 //Anthrologie Trinket Bowl, $6.95 // Cooper Dining Plate, $10.95


As soon as the temperature starts to drop, I go into hibernation mode. I’d much prefer to have friends around than go out. After all, cold days, red wine and long lazy lunches are a match made in heaven.

But, rather than starting from scratch and getting all new dinnerware, I prefer to add to what I’ve already got. Like most people, I’ve always had white dinnerware, so introducing a few pieces in a monochrome print – such as Freedom’s Anthropologie or Native ranges – is a very simple way of giving my table setting a brand new look.

The purity of monochrome was also carried through to our serviette and table runner selection – black and white gingham which is edged in my favourite hue for the season….yes you guessed it, yellow!

If you fancy updating your home with some of the pieces we picked out at Freedom, make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to enter our latest giveaway to win a $500 Freedom Gift Card.

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