I’m half embarrassed to admit that when I got a sneak preview of Very’s Hunting Lodge home trend a few weeks back, it was so wintery it made me think of the dreaded C-word. Yep, that’s right, Christmas. Not because there are any trees or baubles (there aren’t… yet!) but because it’s all about snuggling up at home with luxurious warm fabrics and delicious textures. Just add crispy cold weather outside, a festive film on TV and the scene is well and truly set.
Think taupes, slates and whites, mixed with rich tartans and checks – especially in the bedroom where you can layer up faux fur throws and rugs, washed wood furniture and quirky stags head duvet covers. It’s gorgeous for nights when the wind’s howling outside and you just want to cuddle up under your duvet. That said, it’s perfect for lazy Sunday mornings too!
This is a trend that works for any room you relax in, so it looks just as stunning in the living room as it does in the bedroom. A Chesterfield sofa paired with chunky cream furniture from the Devon range gives a great base, then you start working in those textures! Go for tartan, fur and leather cushions, making sure there are a few heritage designs in there. Remember knits as well – they’re big now and will continue to be big for the next year and beyond, so a knitted pouffe is a great investment.
Lighting is key to the Hunting Lodge look. You want to create a nice warm glow, and our Oxford table and floor lamps will help you do just that, with their gorgeous vintage task lamp styling – particularly in the antique brass finish. My real hero piece in the lighting range though is the Jar table lamp, which I’m looking forward to getting myself. The large glass jar base can be opened up and filled with anything you like, so it’s completely customisable. Take a tip from our stylists, and fill it with pine cones for a wintery look, or perhaps with baubles come Christmas!
Accessorising the Hunting Lodge trend is simple as it has some very easy-to-follow rules. Stick within the natural colour palette and go for classic style with wicker, chunky wood and glass. Combined with all of the beautiful fabric textures it’ll look deliciously warm and cosy.
You can check out the Hunting Lodge trend in more detail at our dedicated hub, just try not to get too Christmassy… Yet!
Love Sarah x
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