We know the “hygge” hype has quietened down a little, but you can’t fail to be reminded of it as the nights close in and the feeling of contentment that stems from crackling fires, woolly jumpers and plenty of good food and wine starts to ease you towards Christmas and the New Year. We’ve gathered together some of our favourite winter interior looks that really embrace the season – from simple and stylish living rooms, to kitchens with a hint of Christmas and classic cosy cabins. And of course, we’ve given you tips for which flooring can be used to achieve the effect of each room. We can’t help ourselves – the floors always draw our eye…
Cosy doesn’t mean cluttered
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Parquet floors are popular for a reason… This lovely honey-coloured, herringbone floor works in harmony with the umber-red walls, roaring woodburner and flame-coloured artwork to create a gorgeous, cosy feel without compromising on a sense of space or style. The darker colours are lifted by those beautiful creamy sofas, perfect for curling up in on a dark winter evening.
Like the thought a parquet floor in your home? Take a look at our Goodrich range.
A white winter kitchen
Image by PUFIK Interiors & Inspirations
Of course, winter style isn’t limited to the living room! The kitchen is the heart of most homes these days, and deserves just as much care and attention when you’re setting the house up for the winter months. Here, Scandinavian simplicity creates a lovely tranquil space. Candlelight and greenery hint at the festivities around the corner, whilst pale wooden floors and white cabinets look fresh and beautiful, leading your eye to the window-seat with its shaggy, thick sheepskin and plump cushions. The perfect spot for a coffee with the newspaper.
A blend of old and new
Image by Melanie Jade Design
A brilliant example of pattern, colour and texture all combining into a modern style that still works with the era of the building. Beautiful, warm wood floors and deep pine-needle-green walls make us think of fir forests and Christmas trees. Add a glowing original fireplace and a faux fur blanket to that and you have yourself a perfect winter bolthole.
For a traditional look, have a browse of our Harlech range.
Pristine and peaceful
Image by Design Hunter
This room featuring our Goodrich Feather Oak, instantly makes you feel calm… The white walls are pleasingly crisp and fresh, while the more rugged edges of the grey stone hearth, pale parquet floor and monochrome, woollen rug add gorgeous natural textures.
Don’t forget the dining room
Image by Country Living Magazine
Whether you’re hosting a lunch party (unlikely at the time of writing in 2020…) or simply fancy making your dining room look just as pretty as the rest of the house, then you can’t go wrong with some a simple white tablecloth, beautiful glassware and green candles to complement the flowers. Ivy, eucalyptus, anemones – all lovely plants to pop in a vase over the winter seasons! This dining room, with its exposed stone walls, rustic wooden floors, mismatched wooden chairs and garden greenery really is a harmonious example of how to create cottage chic and avoid the chintz.
Create a stylish space of your own using our Berkeley range of wooden floors.
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You don’t have to live in a cabin to embrace the look. Here, a roaring open stove counteracts the chill of outdoors, while sheepskin slippers and an aged leather sofa invite you to cosy up with a steaming cup of tea and a good book.
You can’t beat real wood floors if you’re wanting to get the cabin feel! Take a look at our York solid wood range.
Image by Country Living Magazine
Style and grandeur come together in this lovely living room. Cosy throws, sofas that look like they’ll gobble you up as soon as you sit in them, and a roaring open fire are all complimented by a glossy caramel coloured wooden floor, and earthenware urns filled with winter branches.
Create a classic look of your own using our Chepstow range of wooden floors.
Greys and golds
Image by Ellis James Designs
Stylish with a strict colour palette of golds, russets, greys and blacks, this is a room that comes into its own on Hallowe’en, but also lends a slick, modern-gothic style to winter decorating. The sleek grey floors complement the designer’s palette perfectly and get a big thumbs up from us.
Grey floors are incredibly popular for a reason. Chic, modern and beautifully subtle they work in so many different interior styles! Take a look at our favourite grey floors.
Super simple can still be stunning
Image by A Quiet Style
Soaring ceilings haven’t put this homeowner off keeping things minimal this Christmas. Off-white walls, furniture bedecked in natural-coloured cushions and throws, and a roaring fire all combine to make a gorgeous winter retreat. Greenery on the mantlepiece and above the fire hint at the Christmas tree that’s still to come…
Want to replicate this look? Our Lynton floors are beautiful but hard-wearing (no need to worry about sharp high heels at Christmas drinks parties!)
Just a hint of twinkle
Image by Decoholic
As we’ve already said, don’t neglect the kitchen when you’re beautifying your house for winter! This kitchen has beautiful beams that the owner has bedecked with twinkling fairy lights, and tealights on the shelves, island and sides work with the year-round pot plants to add a distinctly Christmassy feel.
Want to get the look of this kitchen in your own? Our Brecon range is just as beautiful as it is hard wearing, and is available in a whole range of tones as well as the lovely Brecon Seashell Oak like the floor you see above.