There is nothing more enjoyable than staying at home in the colder months, where we find comfort and warmth. Our house must be the best place in the world! With temperatures dropping, the ideal is to stay indoors. When we need to go out and face the freezing weather, the greatest desire is to return to the comfort of our own home, better still with a cup of tea or another warm drink. Check out the suggestions below for creating a cozy home in winter.
Group the furniture
The first step is to rearrange your furniture so that seats such as sofas and armchairs are close to interior walls or those that receive sunlight during the day, rather than exterior walls, which create drafts in the house. It’s worth making a more intimate living area for the winter by pulling all the furniture towards the center of the room.
Use indirect light
You can create a cozy atmosphere by using indirect lights with lampshades. Using a lamp near your favorite reading spot can eliminate the need to use general room light. To make the environment more pleasant, choose yellow bulbs.
Heavy drapes and thicker fabric provide an extra layer of insulation during freezing nights, but the drapes must be opened during the day so that sunlight can enter and warm the house.
Dress your house
Layer and texture using rugs, curtains, throws, pillows, wall art, decorative accessories, and books. All of this helps to create a cozy atmosphere in the house.
Bed with layers
Make your bedroom your heaven, the place where you can rest and recharge. Start by organizing the clutter, cleaning up the mess, and decorating only the items you love the most. Make up the bed with blankets and throws and use lamps on the side tables to make everything look inviting and cozy.
Decorate with crafts
Your hobby can help bring a warm atmosphere to your home; knitting, crochet or cross-stitching can dress up beanbags, pillows, and armchairs. Just looking at a large pile of blankets makes us feel warmer, plus a pile of blankets folded in a basket can go anywhere in the house.
Use a heating system
The most reliable way to heat your home is to light a fireplace or use another heating system. If your house does not have a fireplace or air conditioning, it is possible to purchase a portable fireplace or heater. Enjoy and bring the family together for a game night or a fondue dinner together.
Use the oven
Preparing meals in the oven can help heat the house; baking bread, a pie, or cooking soup makes your home warm and smelling delicious.