Add Warmth To Your Home This Winter

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Winter is now upon us, and at this time of year many people want to add warmth to their home – often in the form of soft cosy fabrics that transforms the interior from feeling like a cold house into a warm and inviting home that makes them feel cosy and protected from the bad weather.  There is, of course, a balance in terms of saving energy, as energy bills can spiral out of control at this time of year.

This article therefore explores four simple things you can do this winter to ensure your house feels cosy throughout winter, from an aesthetic perspective, that doesn’t involve increasing your thermostat.

CHOOSE YOUR COLOURS CAREFULLY

If you want to add a feeling of warmth and cosiness to your home, then you need to choose warm colours, such as those associated with fire.  The reds, yellows, oranges, and certain shades of purple bring instant warmth – whereas cooling colours such as blues and greens take warmth away.


SOFT FURNISHINGS

Think back to being a child with a cuddly toy; as we grow older we tend to trade this experience for having nice luscious cushions, pillows and throws.  These tactile comfort blankets add a tangible layer of warmth that is totally transformational.  Imagine lying on a sofa, watching a horror movie, without being able to wrap yourself up in a little blanket… of course, you will survive, but the element of warmth that these soft furnishings bring into a home cannot be overrated.

Furthermore, consider replacing larger items such as sofas and beds in order to upgrade and refresh your interior.  These items can often be brought second hand for next to nothing, sometimes even free, where you just have to take care of collection and transport.  If you’re looking for a great deal on a man with a van to move your furniture try out Shiply which compares multiple suppliers in order to give you the best quote – just like a hotel comparison website provides you with the best hotel deals.

 

PHYSICAL HEAT

Of course, making your home feel warmer is not just about the aesthetics of interior design, there is a practical element of needing to provide physical warmth to your home, in order for it to be a comfortable environment to live in… after all, nobody could feel warm inside if they are having to take a cold shower each morning, which is why ensuring the maintenance of your plumbing is so important.

There are many options to heat your home but one of the most warming, on an emotional and atmospheric level would be a log burner, as cosying up next to a real fire, provides a sensory delight that can’t be matched in terms of making one feel cosy and warm within themselves… particularly when it starts snowing outside.

LIGHTING

It would be reasonable to think that the more light the more warmth, however, often the reverse is true.  Think of entering a room with a few glowing candles and perhaps a handful of string lights, that makes the room feel somewhat dark and cavernous.  Interestingly, this darkness doesn’t create coldness, it creates a sense of nesting and intimacy.  Now, contrast this dark ambient lighting with the bright lights of a hospital or office block.  See, it’s a misconception that light = warmth.  Indeed, it’s often the opposite way around.  Therefore, add more dimly glowing lamps, fairy lights, and candles to your interior to add instant warmth.

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