Winter isn’t generally known to be the most popular or favourite season for people. The temperatures drop, the weather becomes damp and dreary and people are often forced to spend a lot more time indoors. However, rather than dread the arrival of winter and remain in a perpetual state of discontent until spring arrives, why not find ways to be comfortable and make the most of the season? Since you’ll likely be spending more time in your home, there are steps you can take to make it cosier and inviting. Here are some great ideas you can use.
Use Cosy Features as Part of the Décor
This is a perfect opportunity to use cosy accessories and pieces that will double as decor during the winter months. These can include such things as big plush pillows, luxuriously soft throw blankets, area rugs that add warmth under your feet and scented candles in the traditional “winter” scents (pine, cedarwood, eucalyptus, cinnamon, apple, pumpkin spice, vanilla, etc.). The whole idea is that you’re creating an atmosphere that you want to curl up and spend time in.
Give Your Fireplace a Makeover
If your home has a fireplace, you are already well on your way to creating a cosy indoor space for the winter season. With that said, perhaps the fireplace could do with a little bit of a makeover. You can find a variety of original antique fireplace pieces that will transform the look of the fireplace. You can even find reproduction fireplaces that can be a bit easier on the budget if you choose. You can update the mantle, change the material, elevate its level of sophistication and elegance and more. These fireplaces London are some of the most coveted interior design features as they add so much to a home.
Ditch the Overhead Lighting and Opt for Lamps
Lighting will be important during the winter months as the days are shorter and it gets darker much earlier. While the overhead lights in your home are important and useful, they aren’t always the best at creating ambience. For example, if you’re entertaining guests in your home in the evening, an overhead light may feel too stark and bright. The perfect solution is to use lamps, e.g., desk, table and floor lamps. Lamps will give you more control over how much light is in the room, and where it is directed. This one feature alone can help you to create a cosy space.
Start a Winter Mug Collection
While this tip may not seem like a big deal, it’s amazing how much more enjoyable a hot beverage can be when you’re sipping it from a cute or beautiful mug. Starting a winter mug collection is not only a hobby, but it’s the kind of collection you can put out on display and add to your whole winter décor theme.
All of these tips will help you to create a cosier home during the cold months, allowing you to approach winter from a more positive place.