6 Easy Ways to Add Warmth to Your Interiors This Winter
Gone are the days of day-long sunlight, warm weather, and light, summer clothes.
If you’re like me, chances are you get a little down when the weather turns cold – mainly because you see yourself forced to spend considerably more time indoors.
But here’s the good part: if you warm up your interiors to make them more cozy and inviting (for both you and your loved ones), you’ll be all set to welcome winter with open arms.
So how do you add warmth to your rooms without overspending? Here are a few easy tricks:
Joyful and soft plush rugs
Get ready for the winter with some plush rugs!
Not only will they keep your feet warm, but they’ll open up the room, making it more inviting.
Get (or make) some lantern lampshades
Large lantern lampshades are both stylish and affordable, and their best feature is the way the diffuse light – giving out a soft, warming glow.
You can either buy one (retailers like IKEA price them under $10) or make your own, but try to avoid colors and instead go for simple, white paper.
Many, many throw pillows
The reason throw pillows are so popular is that they instantly liven up a room. They’re a great way to make your interior more inviting, and the more of them you have, the comfier your room will look.
They’re also relatively cheap, so don’t shy away from decorating your living room and bedroom with lots of soft, colorful pillows.
Plush and knitted blankets
Equip your sofa, chairs, and bed with plush or knitted blankets. Pick the ones that match your overall style and color pallet best, but keep in mind a key rule: the softer, the better!
Decorate with candles
There’s a reason candles never go out of style: they’re colorful, they smell nice, and they give a sense of warmth and celebration. Adding bulky candles to your décor will set the stage for intimate moments with your family or friends even if you don’t actually light them up.
During wintertime, the most popular scents are earthy tones and woody fragrances like patchouli, amber, sandalwood and oak moss. Cinnamon will also do the trick beautifully.
Let in as much sunlight as possible
The cold may get to us, but it’s the lack of sunlight that makes us feel down during the winter. So make sure your home lets in as much sunlight as possible.
During the winter, opt for white, sheer drapes that will let in lots of natural light. If you don’t have any and don’t feel like spending money on new drapes, you can just as easily take your window treatments down.
Guest author: Georgiana Mihaila is a writer on a quest to make home living easier, one useful tip at a time. She’s also the human behind all those Fancy Pants Homes.