Winter is fast approaching, and we all have to switch wardrobes from cool fabrics to warm textures. Getting your home ready for the ultimate winter chill is the best way to prepare for the cold weather. The best feeling would be curling up on that couch next to the fireplace as you sip into your hot chocolate drink. Or turn your full-length sofa into a bed by hauling your pillows and throw blanket for a warmer lazy-daisy winter nip. Let’s beat the cold winter with your cozy textures and warm hues. Here are few simple joys to enjoy the frigid evenings and white mornings!
- Warm Walls. There are various ways to create warmer walls: you can re-paint them with warm colors like red, orange, yellow, or any variations of those three–somehow, these shades will make walls seem closer than they are, thus making your room feel cozier and warmer too, familiarize yourself with Room color Ideas that can warm up your space; you can also use soft-light or warm-light lightbulbs ranging from 2,700 to 4,000 Kelvin–It does not only make us feel warm but also changes our perception and help us relax and wind down for the day; designers would also recommend using neon lights as it creates an intimate atmosphere within the room. Research has shown that each color influences a distinctive emotion in people; thus, color plays a massive role in mood lighting. If you still are a bit confused, here’s a glimpse of Warm lighting basics that you should know that’ll help you cozy up your home.
“Cool lighting gives a calm feeling, but can also be used to achieve a somber or sad scene. Warm lighting is used for anything from comfort and joy to anger or hostility.” -Specs HowardSpecs Howard
- Warmer! Technically, when it comes to house insulation, you may apply chemical-based or fiberglass batt. Aesthetically, Installing drapes, curtains, wall arts, hanging tapestries, and applying fabric-like wallpaper using liquid starch could also help insulate the room. One of its main methods is reducing the amount of air exchange between the chilly window and the rest of the room. There is a significant energy loss by using accessories on your walls. Adding such an extra layer raises the internal surface temperature by around 1C and cuts lost energy by a quarter. You can also add bookshelves and fill them with your winter reading pile, a few good novels, and dozens of magazines–tidy them all into your shelves, all set for the winter season.
- Set up the Winter Rugs. Having cold floors such as ceramic tile, laminate, and other hard flooring types can be chilly during winter. Layering it with winter rugs will create a stylish and cozy barrier that will keep your toes warm. It somehow warms a room by acting as a nonconductor between the floor and your feet, keeping your feet from coming in contact with a cold surface. Generally, a thicker area rug better insulates the room and your feet from the cold.
“If you can’t buy a big area rug, you can layer multiple smaller ones, which can create an even more inviting effect.”– poshpennies
- Layer fabrics and colors. One of the winter staples is layering. You can mix and match furry throw pillows and blankets and add a draping tablecloth under another embroidered one. Ensure that you’re also familiar with the types of best fabrics during winter, especially when properly layered. Stocking up wool for the chilly season will keep you warm due to its natural insulating moisture-wicking properties, though it might be itchy when used. Silk also works as excellent insulators, a lightweight and breathable material that works best under another layer. Fleece is made from a synthetic material “polyester” which is meant to imitate wool, and it manages to keep you warm without being to heavy or itchy when used. Nylon is a synthetic fabric modeled after silk; though it won’t keep you super warm, it is entirely waterproof and remains dry in the winter season. Lastly, A phenomenal insulator is a Down, a bit expensive since these are feathers of ducks and geese usually stuffed inside coats or beddings.
Tip “make sure to stick with warm themed colors when layering throws, linen, and pillows; remember: colors affect mood.”
“Whether you choose a throw rug to warm up your bedroom room or a wooden coffee table to bring life to your living space, the importance of texture is clear. It completes the room. Texture is the component that helps elevate your interiors to the next level. Don’t be afraid of it in your own interiors. Instead, use it to create interiors that feel fit for a magazine.”– Mastoreni