Intro: When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with a warm blanket and mug of hot cocoa. Going into the cooler months, here are just a few ways you can make the design of your home that little bit more cosy and inviting.
Invest in some carpeting. Carpeting increases the heat transmission in a room, being an exceptionally good natural insulator. It also comes in a range of styles and colours to suit a room’s colour palette, meaning you can add this to the home without much disruption to the other elements in the room.
A High Quality Blanket
A high quality blanket is a great investment, and if made from materials like Angora and Wool, will last you for years to come. The bemboka Merino Wool Blanket is available in a range of neutral tones. Premium softness is guaranteed, providing true comfort and warmth as a statement addition to any room. Great for use in bedrooms and lounge areas.
Timber has a very warm, earthly feel to it. Inherently warm in tone, adding a touch of wood to the surfaces in your home can do much to cosy up the home. By finding a statement piece of furniture or simply modifying a counter-top, this brings the outside in and makes the home feel a lot warmer.
Add Soft Lighting
Nobody wants bare, bright lighting in the home. Other than making visitors feel like they’re visiting a hospital, bright lights do much to reduce the warmth in a home if not used sparingly. A warm coloured, soft lighting fixture can conversely make a home feel much cosier. This one’s easy to add in, even if you aren’t willing to replace the ceiling lights – you can invest in a lamp at an affordable price.
Include Wall Art
Colour is a powerful tool in determining the feel of any room, and selecting a statement art piece with some warm colours (eg. orange, red, brown), is a great way of immediately adding some warmth, not to mention a talking point for visitors. Framed photos are another great way of adding personality and emotional warmth to a space, bringing the “lived in” feeling that makes the home feel intimate and personal.
Adding curtains not only increases the privacy of a space, it reduces the flow of cold air. Choosing the right colour can add depth to a space, adding a refreshing change at an affordable price.
Conclusion: We hope you find the ways of warming up your home that work for you. There are always small ways you can modify what you have, whether it be in the form of more affordable touches, or long-term investments where the quality of a product will last you for life. From blankets to lighting, wall art to carpeting, this guide is simply the starting point in making your home truly where the heart is.