Tara & The Australian Women's Weekly talking all things winter bedroom

I sat down with The Australian Women's Weekly to chat about creating a winter bedroom four different ways - something to suit everybody.

When it comes to the change of seasons, there's quite a difference in what people are looking for in what is the most important room of the house.

Making it really comfortable and inviting promotes a good night's sleep. It means you can completely switch off and leave behind everything you've been thinking, doing or working on that day. It's our retreat area.

Earthy and organic

This trend showed up in summer, but just in hints. For example, in summer you would have a white bedroom and duvet cover, then the pillows would have a touch of those shades. But in winter we're now seeing all these warm, rich tones taking over our bed linen, table lamps, cushions and throws.

Having a beautiful lamp with a beautiful linen shade controls and gives a richer ambience and tone to your bedroom.

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A touch of luxury

Winter time is the perfect time to dive in and add more lush fabrics to your bedroom decor. Velvet is a really wintery fabric; just the warmth of it against your skin has a really rich, luxurious feeling. Boucle is another fabric that is also having a big impact at the moment.

You can also find it in bedheads, ottomans and cushions - it's a beautiful, tactile fabric with texture. It's simple, but still really modern and beautiful. They are really important for warming up a room and making it feel inviting.

If you really want to make a statement, bold wallpaper can create an opulent mood. You can even get removable wallpaper for those who are renting.

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Green dream

Bottle greens and khakis may not be warms in themselves, but they tie into a warm scheme when you pare them back with ochre, terracotta and off-white. It's a very natural colour base and they work together beautifully.

You can mix up your bed linen, if you really love the palette, realistically you can introduce all of those items so  as long as you calculate how much you are using so that it remains about balance.

There's been a real revival in ornaments like vases in differing shape and colours. They're the perfect accessory to have on your bedside table.

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Prints charming

Personally I like to mix things up in our stores are all about layering and not having everything too 'matchy-matchy', that being said, with mix prints you need to be calculated it you want to look modern.

Begin with your base piece and work your way up. So start with a rug, then  choose your bed linen to complement that rug, then whatever you have on your bedside table, and then your cushions. Start from the bottom.

Bedheads are the easiest way to change up a room, and come in a different shapes, sizes and fabrics. A bedhead adds another layer and a different texture to the room.

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