How to keep cosy indoors this winter

PUBLISHED: 12:54 10 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:54 10 January 2014

At Home with John Lewis

At Home with John Lewis


Our pick of feelgood interiors products for January and where to buy them in Kent

1. Grey may be far from inspiring outside but can actually be wonderfully relaxing and comforting used indoors, as well as perfect for accenting with brighter colours. Howard Snuggler armchair, £999, Calia Sideboard, £799, Cora 6 Light Ceiling Light, £290, Pheasant and Hare cushions £30 each, all from John Lewis. Bluewater 0844 693 1731 or visit:

2. Inject colour as well as comfort with these velvet and linen-backed floor cushions, £60 each, Graham and Green, 0845 130 6622 or visit:

3. Snuggle up under a Scarlet and Argent Vivid Living Blanket made with pure new lambswool in a traditional cellular design, £145. Colours include: Orange, Pink, Dark Charcoal, White and Bright Olive,

4. Hygge is the Danish term used to describe the art of building a sanctuary of cosiness with friends and family, but you could just as easily enjoy this new Hygge Geranium and Lavender candle alone in the bath, £22, Mint Velvet, Sevenoaks 01732 669526 or visit

5 and 6. Make the most of an open fire by melting marshmallows on a toasting fork, £6.50 (Cox and Cox, ) with a cup of hot chocolate close by in this Cadburys Breakfast Cup & Saucer, £15, The Contemporary Home, 02392 469400,

7. A comfortable armchair doesn’t need to lack style. The studded linen upholstery of this Buttoned Linen Deep Armchair, £645, will smarten up any room while the 90cm depth means there’s plenty of space to curl up with several plump cushions. Available from The French Bedroom Company, 08456 448022,

8. You can’t get much cosier than this Supersoft faux fur bean bag, £295 which is new to Cox and Cox with a matching throw, cushion and hot water bottle also available,

9. Throws have dual use in the living room or the bedroom as they are a great way of jazzing up a sofa or adding an extra layer of warmth to a winter duvet for icy nights.


(a) Ribbed throw, £80, Cable knit blanket £65, matching cushions £25 each, all from John Lewis,

(b) Wool rich knit throw, £69, Marks & Spencer,

10. Sheepskin rugs provide the ultimate comfort underfoot for any living space. This Curly Haired Sheepskin rug is £95 from The White Company, Bluewater 01322 423623 or visit:

Kent Hot Spots

The Barn, Otterpool Lane Sellindge TN25 6DB, 01303 813870 or visit: New showroom opening soon in Tunbridge Wells. Wood-burning stoves

Fenwick, 9 St George’s Place, Canterbury CT1 2TB, 01227 766866 or visit: Knitwear, gloves, scarves and cosy accessories

Heat Design, Roper Close Canterbury CT2 7EP, 01227 457643 or visit: Wood stoves, range cookers and fireplaces

Nasons, High Street Canterbury CT1 2SB, 01227 456755 or visit: Ladies and gents’ winter coats, shoes and boots

SNH, Albion Road, Birchington CT7 9DN 01843 842727. Traditional stoves

Grates, Stoves and Fires, Unit 13 Business Park, Cooting Road, Aylesham Canterbury CT3 3EP, 01304 849191 or visit: Stoves and fireplaces

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