Want to know how to add warmth to your interior this winter?
Whilst the weather outside is getting chillier, it doesn’t mean the inside of your home has to.
This summer saw us embrace a neutral and organic colour palette, but now it’s time to add some warmth to our interiors by embracing colour and texture.
It’s not necessary to get rid of everything you own, by simply changing up some of the colours and fabrics in a space or moving existing items to new location, you can completely transform a room.
Here are my top tips and products for creating a cosy space this winter that anyone would be happy to hibernate in.
Bold and the Beautiful
You may not know it, but there is a real psychology to colour. Colour communicates on an emotional level and can set a mood or make a statement.
Whilst you don’t have to go out and paint your walls the brightest colour you can find, it helps to understand how colours make you feel.
If it’s warmth you’re after, why not consider painting the walls a cream colour as it is less stark than white as it has a yellow undertone.
Or if you have white walls that you want to keep, why not introduced coloured décor items from the red, orange or yellow colour families such as terracotta, rust or mustard.
Rugs for all Seasons
When you’re looking at buying a rug it pays to think about the area you’re going to be using it in and the type of look you want to achieve as this will dictate the material and style you choose.
If you’re wanting to add some warmth to a cool floor you can’t go past wool. Not only are they soft underfoot, wool is strong and durable making it ideal for high traffic areas such as living rooms.
To create the look of luxury silk is a great choice. Silk rugs have a luxurious feel to them as the material is fine making them extremely soft to touch.
However as the fabric is softer than other materials it is best to keep them in low traffic areas such as bedrooms to avoid them getting over used and damaged.
For a relaxed, earthy interior you can’t beat natural fibre rugs such as jute, sisal or sea grass. They are rich in texture, durable and typically free from chemical processing.
They’re so versatile they can be used in virtually any space in the home such as living areas, entry ways or dining rooms.
Common man-made fibres that are used in many rugs today are viscose, nylon, and polypropylene.
Whilst these rugs don’t always feel as luxurious as some others, they are designed to mimic the characteristic of natural fibres which means you can achieve a textured look without having to stress about the cleaning.
They are family and pet friendly for all areas of the home and generally more affordable than wool or silk.
Re-energise a Room
It’s said that change is as good as a holiday and the same goes for our homes. If you’re wanting to re-energise your space for a new season, there’s nothing better than changing up your interiors.
Whether it’s purchasing some new furniture or décor and getting rid old pieces or simply moving items that you already own to different areas in the home, it all makes for a new look.
For example restyling a table with items from another room, moving artwork to a different wall or adding a new plant to a light filled space.
If you enjoyed this post you might like to check out – “Interior Decorating Ideas to Keep you Cozy this Winter”
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