As the winter months near us, it is time to start thinking about how to make our homes feel more cosy and comforting. While there are many ways to do this, here are a few suggestions on how to make your home feel super cosy this winter.
The first step is making sure that your home is warm and inviting, especially after a long day’s work. You want to open your front door after a long day, and feel happy, warm and cosy. When you get through the door, you can always put your fireplace on, to warm the house, as well as your central heating.
Thanks to smart metres, you can put your heating on from your phone whilst out and about. When doing this, you’re guaranteed to come home to a warm and cosy house – which is just delightful after a long winter day.
Making your home feel cosy is down to aesthetics too. You can add cosy, fluffy blankets and throws to your bed and sofa, lay super fluffy rugs on the floors, and add draught excluders to the base of your doors to keep the rooms as cosy as possible.
Whenever I want to feel cosier, I love lighting scented candles. They give such a comforting ambience, especially if they have a nice autumnal or festive scent. I enjoy lighting candles every night during the winter, and it helps with relaxation too.
How to Create a Warm & Cozy Atmosphere in Your Home
You can create a warm and cosy atmosphere by decorating your home with different colours, textures, and materials. Did you know that your home’s decor can impact how cosy the rooms will feel? Here are some tips for making your home cosy this winter.
• Colours: When selecting the colours for your home, you should not be afraid to go bold or light. If you can opt for warmer colours, it’ll make the room feel cosy. Whereas cool toned shades can make the room feel cold, and uninviting.
• Textures: Textures such as wool, faux fur and velvet are all great at creating warmth and cosiness in your living space. This is because they offer visual contrast, and they’re warming too, so if you have a nice faux fur throw on your sofa, you can pull it over your body if you feel cold whilst watching a film on the sofa.
• Lighting: The lighting of your rooms can really impact the warmth and cosiness, so change your lightbulbs from cool white bulbs, to warm bulbs to add a major difference to the room. You could also consider some dim lamps, to add extra cosiness. If you don’t have a fireplace in your home, you can buy electric fireplaces with the same aesthetic of a fireplace, but it’s cheaper than having one built into your wall.
• Finishing Touches: Sometimes the finishing touches can make a room. From the light fittings, to things like coving or your room’s skirting board. By ensuring your home is decorated and well finished, it’ll help with creating a cosy vibe.
Using the right amount of furniture, lighting, and colour can help to warm up any room. Ensure you select furniture pieces to warm up the colours in your living area, and try to stick with colours like reds and oranges for the walls and bedding, or choose earth tones like browns and greens for the flooring.