How to Prepare Your Home for Colder Days
For many, the thought of the up and coming Winter months brings thoughts of cold, dark, and a less than joyful experiences. However, Winter is the perfect time to transform your home into a relaxing, cozy, and comfortable haven to rest, reflect and revive yourself after a busy Summer.
You also don’t need a huge investment or major renovation to turn your space into a comfortable hideaway from the cold. These tips will help you create a space you can’t wait to return to day after day.
Install Area Rugs
There is nothing worse than the feeling of cold flooring against your feet in winter. Try adding some plush throw rugs over uncarpeted spaces to create a warmer looking and feeling environment. Rugs also help to increase the physical temperature ina room too!
Use Soft Lighting
Add Accent Pieces to your Walls
Dark, cold winter days can make our homes look and feel bleak. Adding some color from artwork, photographs or an accent mirror can help bring some life back into a room. Bold artworkin warming colors can help achieve a welcoming energy to a room in seconds.
Switch up your Curtains
Swap any translucent curtains for thicker fabrics to help insulate a room from the cold, especially in older buildings. Curtains with a deeper toned color can help to instantly make a room feel warmer.
Create Cozy Corners in Different Rooms
Let’s face it, despite good intentions we often spend far more time indoors during the winter months. With that in mind, it’s important to have spots to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.
Blank or empty corners can make a room feel sad on a dark day. To brighten up a room try adding floor lamps, comfortable chairs, cushions, or throws to any bare corners. This will help to create the sensation of comfort and coziness. And they’ll soon become your favorite spots in the house!
Update your Bedding
This is a great time to invest in some new sheets to get your home ready for winter. Use heavier textiles such as heavyweight Egyptian cotton or cotton flannel. These are great alternatives to traditional bed linen and help make your home feel more inviting. But we need to warn you, it might also make it harder to get out of bed!
Move Furniture Around
Move beds and sofas away from windows when possible to avoid feeling the occasional draft while relaxing. You can also benefit by pulling furniture away from the walls slightly.
Moving things around can help refresh a room and create a sense of calm and newness.
Get a Wintery Welcome Mat
Make your home inviting by upgrading your welcome mat for winter. This helps to brighten the exterior of your home and creates an inviting feel for your family and guests. Don’t be afraid to use your mat, too! Ensure you create a place for people to place their shoes and hang up coats before entering the house. Keeping the outside separate from the comfort of your home will help to ensure your home looks and feels extra cozy.