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…
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.
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.
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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