It’s hard to picture winter without blanket snuggles, a hot cup of coffee, and of course, hibernation. Winter is all about your transforming your home into that big hug but in style. It’s time to get your heating appliances such as a high-quality water heater or room heaters checked.
However, you should also think of remodeling your home in terms of intimate style. To set up the mood right, it’s time for you to remodel your home’s interior and stay snug as a bug in the rug.
1. Set that Fireplace on the Blaze
Having a fireplace in your living room is the luckiest you could get. The coziness of the season is synonymous with getting that fire going in the fireplace. The warm ambiance just makes it worth every second of your time.
But, what if you don’t have an in-built fireplace? Well, purchase the portable ones. A portable fireplace is a small, detached fireplace usually rectangular. It could run off of gas, wood, coal, or even electricity.
The purchase could range from $200 to $600, totally depending on your preference. So, you already found a reason for that perfect cozy ambiance, don’t wait, act!
2. Create Warmth Through Lighting
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of good lighting to create a cozy atmosphere. Invest in lighting that would create warmth in your living space. An overhead harsh lightning is a big NO rather focus on creating clusters of illuminations.
Also, choose the bulb emitting warm light. You can also use tea light candles at the corners of your table to create more warmth. Well, the idea is to put layers of warm light so in that case, fairy lights with a yellow tone would do the job as well. Swap that cold LED with something classy and warm.
3. Add Rugs, Rugs, and Rugs!
Talking about winters and forgetting about rugs? A cardinal sin. Rugs are among the best accessories you can add to amp up your cozy ambiance along with style. Cold wooden floors are a bit off in winter so it’s better layering up floors with multiple rugs.
Wondering why we are suggesting multiple rugs and not a single big one? Well, layering with smaller plush rugs boosts the aesthetic appeal of your house with maximum comfort. There are plenty of rug options available- jute or natural fiber rug, the small Morrocan or Persian rugs, the splendid Turkish artsy rug- we leave that onto you!
4. Did we Hear Anyone Say ‘Pillows’?
Imagine being surrounded by the multiple pillows and sipping that perfectly hot Cappuccino in the middle of your bed-Coziness at max! Since winter accompanies a greater indoor time, it is great to buy some throw pillows to increase the comfort level.
Keep at least three-four pillows in every room to make a better lounging experience this winter; odd numbers are the best choice though. Moreover, you can opt for a mix and match of patterned and solid pillows. While doing that, always keep an eye on color codes. For example, Magenta + violet + mustard yellow or Dark green + gold + magenta makes for a sight to behold.
5. Make Way for Deep-Tone Curtains!
It’s time to take down those pastel tissue-floral curtains that would feel like summer. To add a warmer feel to your home, you should consider adding curtains with heavier fabric. Thick and lined drapes with deep tones help trap the maximum heat.
The darker the color, the better the light reduction. Wondering how to cover open doorways with curtains? Well, it is easier than you think. You can easily install some tension rods to section off the doorways and rooms. Add similar heavy curtains to keep the cold out!
6. Create a Reading Corner
How about sinking into a corner with a usual cup of coffee and reading your favorite mystery novel? More often than not, you will be bound to stay home due to the bone-chilling weather that reading would be the next activity in mind.
So, we would want to make sure you have the best cozy nook. Feather a comfortable space with plenty of pillows, a light quilt, a reading lamp, and a bagful of peace. You can invest in building an on-wall book rack at your arm’s distance to pick the best classic that you have been longing to read. Literature and coziness, what an ultra-romantic duo!
7. Let Your Walls Do the Talking!
All this while, you must have partially imagined what your winter haven would look like. It’s time you add some more thoughts to it. Walls are the prime attractions of every living space- it all boils down to how your walls look and feel. Keeping the walls is the most boring that you could be in this snuggly weather. Adorn them with print wall hangings, even if it’s just a big one covering half of the wall. Additionally, animal prints or fur wall pieces look stunning and create a sense of warmth as soon as one lays eyes on them.
You don’t have to break the budget to redecorate and design your home for every season, and you’ll have the finest alternatives if you start with a sound foundation. Cozy enough?