As the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, it’s important that our homes feel warm and inviting. We’ve rounded up five design tricks to add warmth to your interior so that you can come home to a cozy sanctuary.
Colour plays a powerful role in establishing an atmosphere. Warm, rich hues like oranges, reds, browns and dark purples automatically generate a sense of heat and comfort. You can use these tones on an accent wall or decorate with warm-coloured accessories.
A fool-proof way to make a room feel warm is beautiful lighting. Dimmers give you the control to change the atmosphere and set the mood of a space. You should also have multiple sources of light – candles for ambiance, pendants and floor lamps for tasks like reading, and sconces for an elegant and evocative glow.
There’s nothing like soft, plush textures to make you want to kick off your boots and get cozy! Combining textures is essential in creating a comfortable home design. Play around with velvet, wool, linen, smooth leather and rough natural woods for your furniture and accent mix.
THROW PILLOWS & BLANKETS
Blankets and a mix of throw pillows are essential ingredients to making a home cozier. A soft blanket draping invitingly over a couch can instantly make you feel right at home. Try choosing a chunky-knit blanket to add some texture. Throw pillows or accent pillows are also a quick and easy way to transform the look and feel of a room.
One of the best ways to cozy up a room is by layering rugs. Rugs set a solid foundation in rooms that add depth, durable texture and warmth for your feet! Try using a natural-fibre rug as the foundation in a room and layer a fuffy sheepskin for a plush finishing touch.