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Woodland Retreat

The Woodland Retreat look is restful and relaxed, with witty finishing touches that take this trend from traditional to uber-cool.
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Imagine cosying up in a mountain or woodland lodge with piles of snow outside the door. A rather luxurious lodge, filled with gorgeous furniture and quirky accessories.

Make a focal point of a fabulously gorgeous buttoned leather Chesterfield sofa or leather armchair with a solid oak coffee table. Then add woodland animal inspired accessories – perhaps a wall art print of a stag.

Wooden furniture stands out against a backdrop of navy blue. Choose oak furniture such as an oak bookcase or oak desk that showcases the unique natural beauty of the grain.

Baskets of logs, traditional fireplaces and old framed maps all suit this laidback look. Don’t be afraid to mix the traditional with the contemporary. A giant ombre recycled glass vase or abstract print cushion can sit with an antique wall clock or a plaid cushion.

With your woodland retreat complete, kick off your shoes and snuggle under plenty of knits, wool rugs and piles of wool and velvet cushions. If you’re going to hibernate, why not do it in style?

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Key colours: Navy, ochre, copper.

Key materials: Chesterfield style leather furniture, oak, ‘giant knit’ wools.

Style tips -

  • Embrace the giant knitting trend, find an easy to follow pattern online and create a beautifully textured throw in an evening.

  • Add some witty finishing touches. A statement angle-poise style floor lamp adds a touch of retro chic.

  • Light the fire, or light candles in the fireplace for a cosy candlelit evening.

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