Winter is here, which means many people are redecorating their homes to make them feel cosier. When the home feels nice and cosy, we don’t feel so bad that it’s winter anymore. Going outside might be a pain, but having a nice cosy house to relax in in the meantime is great. Here are 6 ways you can make your home cosy for winter:
- Use a Warm Colour Scheme
One way you can make the home more cosy for winter is by changing the colour scheme. Although the colour scheme won’t necessarily make the room any cosier, it will make it feel that way. Different colours carry different moods with them, so remember that. You’ll likely find a warm brown room much more cosy than a light yellow room. Bear this in mind when choosing your new colour scheme.
2. Make Furniture More Comfortable
Make sure your furniture is as comfortable as possible. Add lots of cushions and throws to your current pieces so that people can just grab them when they are sitting down. You can even buy new furniture, like the best bean bag lounger you can find, so that you can really kick back and relax. Remember, you don’t need to match your furniture. It looks better when you mix it up!
3. Install Dimmer Switches/Lamps
If you want your home to be cosy, you need the right kind of lighting. You can install dimmer switches and lamps to get the look you want; nobody likes relaxing in a bright room. Many people are installing fairy lights into their rooms these days, as they add to the cosy feel.
4. Add Lots of Texture
Texture can help to make any room feel cosier, so make sure you add lots of texture where you can. You can do this with accessories or even some new wallpaper. Use your imagination and don’t be afraid to mix things up.
5. Hang New Curtains
Summer doesn’t really call for curtains. It’s more of a blinds or sheer netting type of season. However, when winter rolls around, curtains are perfect. You should aim for heavy, long draped curtains to keep in warmth and make the room feel cosier. My dad would always tuck the curtains into radiators to make sure the heat isn’t lost out of the room.
6. Invest in a Fireplace
This might set you back a little depending on what it is you want, but you can’t deny that fireplaces make the home feel much cosier and nicer during winter. You don’t even have to have a real fireplace to make your home feel cosier. You’re bound to find something that suits your budget in the end! We don’t currently have one and it is something I kind of regret.
Use these 6 tips to make your home cosy for winter and you’ll love getting home after a day at work. There’s nothing quite like settling down in front of a fire with a good book and a warm throw. These tips shouldn’t take you too long to implement, and many of them are very simple.
Which ones will you be using when you give your home that winter make over? Leave a comment to let me know.
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