The cold winter months can feel especially harsh if your surroundings are not warm enough to make you feel comfortable. Along with the hot showers, heaters and hot soup dinners, your house needs a little change as well to give you that warm feeling. This winter, decorate and style your house according to the weather conditions outside. Make use of colours, tones and textures to enhance the look of your space and have it provide you with a feeling of warm hugs.
So, turn up the jazz-blues music and style your home to make every space cuddle-worthy.
Turn up the Heat
The one thing you should always be prepared for in the cold winter months is heaters. Whether you have a central heater or not, it is always handy to have a space heater lying around the house. There are different types of heaters you can choose from and you can check our heater buying guide to help you select one.
If you are going for an electric fireplace, then there is a lot you can do around it. Fireplaces can easily make a place look cozy even if it is an electric one with no actual fire. You can plan your surroundings around this heater and make your place look more inviting for everyone.
Go Bold with Colours
Summer and spring are usually associated with bright and light colours to liven up a space. The bright colours help you feel lighter during those tiringly hot days. Winter on the other hand gives you the opportunity to play with bolder shades and darker colours. If you have a house with neutral coloured interiors, you have the opportunity to play around with colours.
Magenta, blood red, emerald green and royal blue are some colours that come to mind when we talk about winter colours. Whether it is your living room or your bedroom, you should be able to easily incorporate these colours. From bed linen to cushions, lampshades and curtains, you can incorporate these bolder colours. Draw inspiration from the gloomy weather outside and add some colour to it.
Textures and Layers For The Win
Whether we are referring to clothes or the interior of your house, textures and layers are a must-have winter style. Change your cushion covers to woollen, raw cotton or even velvet if you’re feeling up to it. Use a fluffier rug wherever you have placed rugs in the house. One thing that most people don’t think about is curtains. During winter you can get bold coloured curtains that are also heavy. Unlike the lightweight curtains you would normally use during summer to welcome the summer evening breeze, heavier curtains would give your house a little warmer feel. Moreover, heavy curtains won’t move that easily especially when the chilly winter breeze tries to break through.
One more thing you should consider investing in is throws. Throw blankets can be used anywhere in the house, but they look the best resting on your living room couch or in the bedroom. It is something that makes you feel warm and comfortable in any space. You can also get yourself an electric throw if you feel extra cold but just want to enjoy a movie, cuddled up on the living room sofa.
House Plants = Warmth
There is something about nature that calms our senses. You realise the importance of nature when you step out after a long day of sitting in front of a screen and then looking at something green. Whether you’re in a forest or looking at a field full of flowers, you will notice that your eyesight feels better and you feel calmer. That is precisely the reason why house plants have become such an important interior design trope. They don’t just make you feel better but they also look good. If you have a bunch of house plants lying around, group them together in a corner during the winter months. Instead of looking like a cluster of plants, the grouping will help increase the feeling of warmth in the room.
Change Up The Lights
It is a known fact that lights can play an important role in changing the look of the room. So, if you want to spice things up a bit, make a few changes to the lighting in your house. It can something as simple as adding a different lampshade to your lamp or changing the white LED bulb to a dim yellow one. Warm lighting is always a welcome sight whether it is winter or not. So, if you like your yellow lighting, change the bulbs in your chandelier or add a few pendant lights in the living or dining room. You can always go for adding a few fairy lights to add to the warmth of the room.
Candles are also a great way to keep the house illuminated, well not entirely but you get the point. Having scented candles with scents such as vanilla and honey, peppermint and lavender will just complete the environment. All this being said, you need to leave enough room in the house for natural light. During the daytime, the warm winter sunlight is what you need to warm down the house. So, keep your windows and doors free of clutter and make sure to open those heavy curtains during the daytime.
You don’t have to make all the changes suggested above, just a few changes should be enough to make you feel warm and cozy in your home. If you don’t want to go with bold colours for your interiors just change up the lighting or add some layers to the space. The choice is yours. Whether you want to go for dark bold colours or autumnal tones, you can find all your favourite home decor items on MyDeal at highly affordable rates.
Autumn is here. Everywhere you look green and earthy tones will be found in abundance. Embrace these colours and make the most of them. In this article, we will be focusing on the colour green in your home. Incorporating this colour in your life can be very helpful for your physical and mental health. Most importantly, green is a great colour and can make any room look inviting. So, create a green room in your house and enjoy the calming feeling that comes along with this beautiful colour.