Welcome the winter
How to warm up your living room this winter
As the weather gets cooler we tend to want to spend more time indoors. Our homes become our sanctuary, a place we can feel safe, comfortable and warm, a place to recover, relax and rejuvenate.
But what if we don't have a fire place to warm up our living rooms, what if our living rooms don't feel warm and comfortable?
Well, Styl'd by Cher Interiors have a few easy tips to make your living room look and feel warmer this winter.
Wood adds a natural warmth to your living room, its warm colours and textures will make your living room feel more comfortable and warm. Try a wooden coffee table, side tables, wooden accent chair or wooden decor items like wooden bowls, don't be afraid to mix wood colours, each colour brings its own character to the space.
It is as simple as changing a light bulb! changing your light bulbs to warm-hued bulbs can change a room from sterile and cold to warm and cosy. Also adding accent lighting like floor lamps, wall sconces or recessed lights give the room a more warm feel. Try using dimmers to set a cosy mood.
Use warm colours
Use natural tones such as warm whites, soft browns and warm sunrise and sunset tones like warm hues of yellows or if you would like a touch of colour try fired brick, rust, terracotta and warm reds and pinks they will add natural warmth.
Surround yourself with things you love
Feeling warm can be associated with the things you surround yourself with, add decor items that mean something to you, framed photos, items acquired on holiday etc.
Add curtains, not only do they help physically keep out the cold but adding beautiful flowing curtains can make your living room feel and look warmer, adding texture and making you feel safe. A simple light sheer curtain can soften the room while keeping out the cold.
Add some warm throws, yes, they help keep you physically warm but can also make your living room feel and look warmer, try using knitted throws or soft fabrics to give you that ultra-warm feel.
Add throw cushions, make sure you use warm colours and soft textures, different textures create a feel of comfort, try mixing textures like velvet throw cushions with knitted cushions or cotton cushions, the more cushions the more comfortable your living room looks and feels. and feels.
Add a rug, a rug can make any hardwood floor feel soft and warm, try going for a fluffy or chunky rug to give you that warm look. Round rugs soften a space but if you are going with a rectangular or square rug make sure the rug is big enough to fit under your couch or sofa legs, this will give the illusion that your living room is larger but will also make it look and feel warmer.
Try a new couch cover, if your couch is made of a cool fabric such as leather, it can become uncomfortable to enjoy your time on the couch in the winter months, you might want to consider a warmer couch cover or a throw covering the couch, try a soft warmer fabric like wool, silk, or fleece. Its perfect to warm you up in the winter time, easy to remove and wash and will protect your couch.
And sometimes it's as simple as having a lit candle in your living room, it won't add warmth, but the warm burning flame will give you that warm, cosy feel. Try a scented candle to add that extra winter feel like; Wood, spices, coffee or sandalwood scents.
You can ever find candles with a wooden wick to add the sound of crackling wood.
It doesn't have to be expensive, these small tips can make your living room look and feel warm without spending too much. Create a space that you feel warm and comfortable in, create a space for you and your family to recover, relax and rejuvenate.