Winter is all about spending time at home …

Winter is all about spending time at home – It’s time for roaring fires, bubbling curries, board games, cosy throws and blankets.133d43992c0fdfdd3e6a06e118e578e8

As temperatures dip lower, bring your focus inward by re-arranging your furniture. If you have a fireplace, pull pieces in toward the center of the room and face them toward the hearth to create a cosy gathering spot for winter entertaining.

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Scatter cushions and blankets to a room can inspire a warm atmosphere and create the perfect set-up for a warm and snug winter.

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Avoid the winter blues by infusing your spaces with pops of cheery colour. A bright throw or a boldly patterned scatter cushion will do the trick.

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Add a layer your favourite throws on your bed. Not only will it keep you warm, but it will feel cosy too.

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A fluffy area rug sets off this living room’s main seating area and adds warmth and texture.

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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE DESIGNING YOUR HOME

Sun_Gibeon-PhotographySun — Sunlight is one of the most important factors to consider when designing a home. Improperly sighting a home without regard to sun can lead to glare, overheated spaces, sun damage or dark and gloomy interiors. Mapping out the sun’s path on your site can inform you about what times of the day spaces may need shading, how the surrounding environment will affect the site, as well as what places will be best for outdoor living.

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Views — Although every home may not be blessed with sweeping views of a beautiful landscape, each site still has its unique surroundings to take into account.  Whether it is framing small focused views in an urban setting, or designing floor-to-ceiling windows towards a mountain vista, it is important to highlight the best aspect of the site and make the home feel grounded to its unique location. Just as important as good views are bad views. Simple design changes can screen neighboring homes, roadways or any other eyesores.

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Wind — Although wind is a bit more unpredictable than the sun, it is a factor that can really make or break a home. In warmer climates, it is important to site a home so cross-breezes will flow during the hot months, whereas in cold climates you may want to buffer the wind with landscape to reduce heating bills. No matter where you live, some forethought about wind will enhance your outdoor living spaces, reduce energy costs and even help with maintenance!

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Wind2_David-Patterson-PhotographySound — Anyone who has ever been woken up by the garbage truck in the morning knows that noise can cause a damper on daily living. Make sure to visit your site at different times of the day to determine the main sources of noise pollution.  Proper siting of quiet spaces, such as bedroom vs public spaces, or even kitchens can help prevent some of the tolls on daily life. Additionally, landscaping, high-quality windows and sound insulating can make a huge difference.

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Stylish, practical and contemporary, a corner sofa can be the best starting point while decorating your living room

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The furniture you choose for your living room should be comfortable and reflect your style.

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The sofa is the most important piece in a living room, no matter how big or small the space is. It’s the spot where you relax with a cup of coffee, watch a good movie, get some work done, hang out with guests or take a nice weekend nap.

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A Corner Sofa is a functional alternative to a sofa because it offers extra seating and lounge space. Just because you have a small living room doesn’t mean you can’t have a corner unit. In fact, a perfectly sized modular sectional may be the best option. What else would you do with that corner, anyway? Might as well make it extra seating.

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Stylish, practical and contemporary, a corner sofa can be the best starting point while decorating your living room. You can add two armchairs and an ottoman or another classic couch to complete your furnishing. If you don’t have enough room for all, you can only have a corner and an ottoman. You see, it is possible

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Upholstery and furniture which can be ordered and made to your specifications.

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Should I change my dining room?

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Most people don’t know where to begin refurnishing their dining room, yet it’s one of the most favourite rooms in your home. Great memories are often made in the dining room. Sharing good food with loved ones and conversation is one of life’s many pleasures.

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If you have a large family and enjoy entertaining guests, the dining room will probably be a focal point in your home, in some houses your dining room will be an extension of your kitchen.

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It’s therefore key to make sure it is comfortable and functional. A dining room should be a warm, welcoming, feel-good space that people can spend hours in. Whether you like to embrace the sleek, modern style, or prefer to stick to traditional, classical designs, we have plenty suitable dining room design ideas to help you create a dining room which will suite your tastes and requirements.

Contact Scribbels Interiors in St Francis Bay for the Re-Design of your Dining Room.  Tel.042 294 0027  or e-mail us: scribbels.stfrancis@intekom.co.za