Create a Cosy Nest this Winter with Ebay

At Heart Home we love to inspire our readers and hopefully pass on a few tips along the way about how to achieve the same style and looks in your own homes.

As soon as the nights start drawing in, there’s nothing nicer than creating a homely indoor space for entertaining, spending time with the family, or just curling up with a good book. And if you’ve kept the basics of your furnishing scheme fairly neutral it’s very easy to change the look with the seasons. That’s why we love a smart grey sofa, soft grey walls and a neutral coloured rug on the floor.

Styled by Maxine Brady. Photographed by Andrew Boyd.

Styled by Maxine Brady. Photographed by Andrew Boyd.

Adding colour and pattern can sometimes be scary but there’s no easier way of adding warmth to a decorative scheme and it’s fairly inexpensive too. All you have to do is follow a few simple rules and you can create a space as welcoming as the one above that was styled by Maxine Brady for the September issue of Heart Home magazine.

Maxine started with a grey sofa that is the perfect backdrop for adding colour (and perfect for putting your feet up too!). The rug is patterned but as it’s in grey and white it doesn’t shout too loud or grab too much attention. It also zones the sitting area and makes the room look extra cosy. And with the neutral base you can afford to go a little bit crazy with cushions, thows, baskets, vases and accessories. They all come from the same colour palette of bright primaries and the patterns are a little bit ethnic in origin. Don’t forget to add some blocks of colour as Maxine has done here with the vases, and the pompoms are a little bit of fun. Because after all, no decorating scheme should take itself too seriously.

This Collection is part of an eBay competition that is running over November and December, and if you Follow you will be in with a chance win an eBay voucher to the value of £20. The winner will be chosen at random from their eBay ID and notified by the 5th January.

All of the above items would sit comfortably within this scheme, from the sofa, to the chevron rug, to the coffee table made from pallets, to the fun ethnic cushions and baskets. They are all available from eBay and feature in Heart Home’s Winter Warmers Collection.

To be in with a chance to win the £20 voucher to spend on eBay make sure you click on this link and ‘follow’ our collection. The competition closes on 31st January 2015.