How To Give Your Home More Warmth This Winter

As the temperatures continue to drop, your living space can end up looking and feeling a little dark and sterile. There are plenty of additions you can make to your home to rid yourself of this atmosphere, and the good news is that they’re easy and inexpensive. If you’d like to know a few key ways to add some Yuletide warmth so that your nights in will be cosy rather than just plain cold, read on and let me know your thoughts below…

cosy living room

The warmth of candle light

There’s something utterly comforting about the soft glow of candle light on those cold winter nights. Not only does it instantly give off a tranquil, friendly feeling within the room, but these days, there are so many varieties that you can get any scent that takes your fancy. Whether it’s Christmas cookies, warm cinnamon or marshmallows on an open fire, treat yourself to a scent that will leave you feeling all toasty inside, as well as turn your living space from a gloomy room to a place of peace and relaxation in just a few minutes.

 

Unique artwork

Another way to add some warmth to a room is with the right colour additions, and an easy way to do this is with artwork. This is such a quick solution because artwork can transform a room depending on what the print is; if you change your beach scenes for photographs of wintery landscapes and log cabins, it will affect how you see that space. You can get larger canvas prints from the Hello Canvas website at great prices, so that when Spring time comes back around, you can simply change them back with very little expense.

 

Swap the ceramics for wood

Marble, ceramic, gloss white – these may all be colours and materials that are bang on trend right now, but they don’t exactly warm the heart of an evening. Wrap up your figurines and glass vases, and swap them for some simple, earthy alternatives. By adding some of the textures that you’d naturally find on a brisk, early morning walk, it will bring some of that festive nature into your living space, and instantly give it a warmer feeling. You can then accessorise a little by sticking to browns and greens.

cosy living room

Image: The Cotswold Company

Add in some faux fur

Finally, one of your greatest allies during the colder times of the year is fur. It could be in the form of a sumptuous throw for your leather sofa, so you can wrap up warm at night. Those stylish laminated and tiled floorings are perfect for the summer time when you need to keep things cool, but can be a pain during the winter. For this, you could easily pick up a long-pile fur rug to keep the cold off your feet. Now just finish with some matching cushions and you’re good to go.

 

What have you been adding to your home for a little extra warmth this winter?

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7 Comments

  1. Margaret gallagher
    April 4, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    O love candles and faux fur cushions and throws -certainly add so much warmth to my home

    • melissajanelee
      April 21, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      I agree – as much as I love the warmer weather, there’s nothing that beats cosy winter decor

  2. Natalie Crossan
    April 14, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I like to find artwork in the local charity shop for my home 🙂 xx

    • melissajanelee
      April 21, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Oh me too – charity shops are fab for that sort of thing 🙂

  3. Kayleigh Watkins
    August 27, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Some lovely ideas, I always swap my thin curtains for lined ones in the winter, use draft excluders and shut the window vents, I love the shelving units from Cotswold company xXx

  4. Ailsa
    November 4, 2017 / 6:37 am

    I love this time of year. Have a log burner addiction and lots of lovely blankets

  5. Emma chapman
    November 15, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Such handy ideas

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