The coldest months of the year are upon us and the frosty mornings and cold days sometimes make our homes feel grey and bleak. It doesn’t have to be difficult to achieve that cosy, winter feels throughout your home; try incorporating some of these tips to make the most of the cold months while also staying perfectly content in your sanctuary.
Keep Cosy By The Fire
A fire is a must for setting a brilliant living room atmosphere in the winter, as it makes the whole house toasty while being a relaxing and aesthetic centrepiece for your social space. Whether it’s a log burning fire or a portable electric fireplace, either will act as a great seasonal focal point in your home.
Add Some Seasonal Scents
Whether you hold onto the scents of Christmas or reach to spring with more floral notes, bringing seasonal essential oils, candles or wax melts into the home will add ambience and relaxation. Some of the most popular scents for winter include pine, clove and sandalwood for a fresh yet woody undertone.
Enjoy A Room With A View
Whether it’s watching the rainfall with a hot drink or enjoying the dark cosy evenings, having a direct view into the outdoors can make your space seem more spacious while keeping that cosy feel. Sliding patio doors from Quickslide are perfect for enjoying the view from the comfort of your living room in the winter, while also allowing you to enjoy them opened up to the garden in the summer heat.
Incorporate Warm Textures
Faux fur and wool are the ultimate materials for snuggling down in. By adding thick and chunky décor into the home, it’ll instantly feel warmer and more inviting for your family and guests. Incorporate faux fur rugs or a thick-pile carpet into your living room along with woollen throws across an armchair or sofa for some added depth and texture.
Create A Reading Nook
There’s nothing cosier than spending cold, rainy days indoors with a hot drink and a book. Enjoy some seasonal relaxation this winter by introducing a dedicated reading area in your home with an armchair, throw and selection of books to keep you busy all winter long.
Light It Up
Light is so important to creating the perfect atmosphere. Mood light your home with fairy lights or textured lamps, or if you’re feeling creative, place LED lights in a glass jar to create a rustic yet elegant lamp perfect for anywhere in your home.
Be Bright And Bold
The common theme of winter brings grey, dark colours into the home. To brighten up your room, add a pop of brightness into the darkest rooms in the home with bold furniture or accessories. If you prefer neutral décor, add accents of bright colours such as mustard or cobalt blue in the form of cushions or lampshades to keep a classic and understated look.