So long summer, au revoir autumn…hello winter.
Cranking up the heating isn’t the only way you can keep warm during these next few blistering months. You’d be surprised at the small changes you can make to your interior that can leave you with a lastingly warm impression.
Soften up your interior with throws, cushions and rugs to fluff up any room in the house. Not only will adding these accessories make your room feel instantly warmer, but they’ll also provide a homely, chic look that everyone can appreciate.
Already have cushions on your sofa? Add a few more for a love-to-lounge experience. If you already have a rug for your living room or bedroom, consider replacing it during the colder months for a thicker, softer pile that is more likely to be toasty underfoot.
Furniture placement is very important when it comes to keeping your house warm and cosy. Rule number one: make sure your sofa (or anything else) isn’t blocking the radiator. We’re all tempted to move closer to a source of heat if we’re feeling chilly, especially if you plan on relaxing in a chair or on your sofa.
But what you don’t want is to block the heat in and prevent it from circulating around the room. You’ll certainly feel the sharp cold when you get up.
Avoid bare bulbs in the home and too much bright light as soon as it starts to get dark outside. You can switch on the lamp, dim those lights or ignite the candles to create a warm, relaxed vibe.
Place candles all around your living room while you relax or put on a movie. The heat from the candles will radiate around your space and create a soothing setting.
TASKERS TIP: Use lanterns and hurricanes if you want a more stylish candlelight display.
If you’re in a location which always seems to be surrounded by cold conditions, perhaps in the countryside or it’s just an older house, consider a change of décor altogether.
Adopt a rustic look with dark wooden furniture that instantly creates a warm atmosphere. For sofas and chairs, we recommend super-soft textiles, especially Harris Tweed. This handwoven fabric is renowned for being a cosy choice for those cold nights.
Switching up your colour scheme seasonally can be a great way to not only refresh your interior, but it can help you to feel warmer.
According to colour psychology, we associate certain colours with specific connotations. We see yellow and we’re immediately reminded of summer and sunshine or we see blue and we think of water or the colder months.
Switch out accessories such as cushions, throws or even sofa covers (if you have a loose cover sofa) for warm shades such as red, tan or brown. These warmer colours are sure to present a warmer outlook in the home.
There are even easier things you to do to keep those drafts at bay:
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