Layer linens on your dining table, creating a space that’s warm and cosy. Start with a stripe tablecloth, then add striped runners across the width of your table rather than down – the change of direction of the pattern adds more visual interest. Build up each place setting with a rattan mat, artisan-style crockery and napkins.
Away from the table, look for areas where you can introduce more texture contrasts – try dressing your bed with a runner on top of a cosy throw, choosing stoneware accessories like candle holders or coasters, or wooden pieces of furniture placed next to linen-effect upholstery. All of which will add warmth, however cold things get outside.
Artisan Glass Hurricane Lamp, £32.50 | Black Stripe Linen Tablecloths, from £105| Black Stripe Linen Napkins, set of two, £24| Elegant Seagrass Sleeve Glass, £9.95 | Reversible Sheepskin and Leather Bed Runner, £999 | Lilja Candle Holder, £8.50 £16 Crochet Cushion in Natural Stone | £32