We may not want to admit it but the winter is fast approaching and unfortunately the summer nights are drawing in. Sometimes making your home cosy can be difficult and bringing the natural warmth in is difficult to do, but with some of these easy steps you will soon feel cosy and warm this winter.
When inviting family and friends around this winter you want them to feel comfortable and relaxed and through displaying warm colours and specific decorations, everyone can feel at home. Sometimes to make your home feel comfortable in winter, you need to personalise it with sentimental pictures or colours. This will instantly make the home feel warm and cosy, which enables you to relax and not shiver all winter!
Make your home personal
Friends, family or even guests love seeing a home full of personal items and pictures. People are often curious (nosey) about your own family, so making your living room fun and friendly by putting pictures or personal touches around the room really adds an element of entertainment, also providing a topic for conversation. Whether it is your recent holiday pictures, birthday bashes or just playful pictures, your friends and family will love it. Having these pictures up will also distract your visitors from the un-desirable stains on the carpet or scuffs on the wall.
Bring nature inside
Bringing the outside inside can be the perfect way to relax. Whether this is through various items or maybe even wooden furniture, you can really bring the warmth from outside, in. This also creates a nice aroma that will instantly create a fresh and clear thinking room; small plants placed on tables or even just some flowers on the windowsill can achieve this, ultimately creating a calming environment.
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Create layers within the room
Creating various amounts of layers in your room will instantly make it ooze warmth and make it super cosy. Having cushions that are various sizes create a friendly and warm environment. Cushions aren’t expensive and by shopping around you will gradually create the ideal image, mixing up various colours to suit your room. Blankets are also a good way to bring a sense of warmth into the home. Throws are perfect for sofas and can instantly change the image of your room. This is ideal for watching a film on cold winters night and being able to wrap up warm in your cosy living room.
Don’t worry about it being spotless
As previously mentioned, having personal items around your room instantly makes guests feel welcome and at home, similar to this, so does décor. Guests will automatically feel more at home if your décor isn’t taken too seriously. It’s ok to have you favourite books or magazines around, or even some shoes in the hallway, this doesn’t matter. If your home is personalised and lived in, it will create a feeling of warmth and you can truly let your personality shine through your items on display.
Make sure you have warm colours in your room and try and avoid pastels. Colours that you should consider are terracotta, deep red, olive green and browns; these will instantly bring warmth into your room. If you don’t have the time to decorate your room, having accessories in these colours will also create a warmth feeling.
Even though creating a cosy room is ideal for those summer nights, you need to be careful not to over clutter it, especially if it is a small room. It is perfectly fine to fill the room with rugs and throws but when it comes to magazines and books, just be careful that the room doesn’t feel enclosed, otherwise your guests will feel a slight bit too cosy!
Creating a cosy room can be easily achieved and in doing so your family and friends will instantly feel welcomed and will feel relaxed in your family home.
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