As cold weather draws near, it’s time to settle in and make your home a haven. Think plush accents, heavier fabrics, and seasonal patterns to add an extra layer of comfort and cosiness to living areas, bedrooms, kitchens, and more. Try the ideas we’ve listed below- from simple DIY changes to more expensive measures – to turn your home into a warm and welcoming space throughout the fall and winter.
Switch Up Your Soft Furnishings
Pile on the pillows! With the change of the seasons one simple and easy way to instantly make your home feel cosier is to switch up or add more soft furnishings such as pillows, blankets etc. to your home. Swap out pillow cases to a more wintery styled cover. Layer your bedding to include more winter tones with blankets, pillows and more.
Texture & Textiles
Texture is the surface quality of a material. Texture adds depth and helps add cosiness to a space. Mixing materials such as leather, ceramic and wood will help create appealing tactile experiences and sensations.
Hardwood and laminate flooring are great, but can get chilly under your feet in the cooler seasons, the same goes for tile. By placing layers between yourself and the floor, you will be guaranteed to feel instantly warmer. Rugs are a great way to do so and to make your home feel more cosy. Find a rug with inviting fabrics such as a chunky knit, velvet or faux fur.
The Power of Scent
Don’t underestimate the power of scent. If your home looks amazing but its smell isn’t up to par you’re doing a disservice to yourself as well as to your home.
Picking a seasonal scent will transform your space and ignite core memories associated with the scent you’ve picked. There are loads of different options to choose from other than the generic Yankee candle. One may opt for wax melts, incense sticks, DIY stovetop potpourri, or even fresh fragrant flowers or plants.
Double Up on Your Drapes
Swap out your sheer linen curtains and trade them out for velvet drapes or any heavy curtain with a thermal lining. Besides making a space look warm and cosy, they’ll insulate your home from cold air leaking in through the windows.
Saturate the palette
Don’t be afraid of colour! It might be tempting to stick to neutral colours when painting your home. Painting or using wallpaper provides dramatic results for little investment, the cost to do so in a room costs much less than that of other home upgrades and it’s an easy home improvement project. Create a focal point with a feature wall with a warm cosy colour or wallpaper design to draw the eye of yourself and guests, as an easy way of making your home feel more inviting.
Create a calm and inviting space by adding soft lighting to your home. This could be in the form of lamps, candles, fairy lights or LED strips. Adding a layer of lighting can help change the mood of the space and create a different feel to it.
Watch Sparks Fly
There’s nothing better than cosying up to a fireplace with hot cocoa and fuzzy socks. If your home doesn’t have a fireplace, invest in a portable one for the same effect.
Create focal points around your home by using winter greenery to add some natural elements. One may also add greenery to the table centrepieces. This will bridge indoors with outdoors creating a seamless effect of your winter wonderland.
There are a number of ways to make your home feel cosy-er this winter, we just listed a few of them to get you started. If you need more assistance do not hesitate to contact us at GAP Homes.