Winter comfort

There is nothing more inviting for visitors in your home than a cosy living room. Regardless of the season, every home can benefit from adding a little extra comfort.There is nothing more inviting for visitors in your home than a cosy living room. Regardless of the season, every home can benefit from adding a little extra comfort.

There is nothing more inviting for visitors in your home than a cosy living room. Regardless of the season, every home can benefit from adding a little extra comfort.

If you’re looking for an easy, stylish way of making your space warmer this chilly season, check out these 18 tricks.

Add a throw for warmth

There are several different kinds of throw blankets. Here’s how you can use them to work in your decor:

Cabled throw

A cabled throw gives off the ultimate cosy vibe. It reminds us of warm sweaters and reading books in front of the fire. It is also an ideal companion for chilly nights at home – especially when getting out of bed is a struggle. Display a cabled throw during the winter months to add texture and luxury to your living room or bedroom.

Furry and knitted throw

Fur and knitted blankets are the whole package, they’re exceptionally warm and super stylish. They work well with upholstered furniture as they give it a luxurious feel. Go for any throw of your choice and add warmth, colour and character to your bedding and sofas.

Coloured throw

While neutral colour blankets coordinate with most styles and colour schemes, coloured throws are perfect way to add a vibrant pop to a room.

Add sheepskin

While neutral colour blankets coordinate with most styles and colour schemes, coloured throws are perfect way to add a vibrant pop to a room.

Sheepskin instantly brings warmth to any room in a home. Put a sheepskin rug beside your bed for a cosy greeting to feet on brisk winter mornings.
Layer rugs

Nothing indicates the arrival of winter quite like a cold floor on bare feet. Place rugs on your on it for warmth and comfort. Rugs aren’t just a way to add colour and style, they were invented for the practical reason of keeping the floor cosy.

Make use of warm colours

If you’re looking to warm up a room, rather avoid using the likes of blue, purple, or dark green. Add some touch of warmth with peach, orange, brown, and red colours, which can make a room like vibrant and cosy.

Books for decorating

Using books to decorate is an old way to invite people to get comfy. Even though more people nowadays prefer reading online, there is something comforting about real books.

Lamps

Lighting is a significant part of any decor. For a cosy feeling, lamps add subtle lighting while adding to the aesthetics of the room.

Add a touch of leather

One leather item can warm up the entire room, even if you are a minimalist. You can also add some flowers to brighten up the room and prevent it from being too stuffy.

Fill the room with sentimental objects

Use items that make you feel good, like pictures of family or artwork, a warm couch or even the fireplace. Adding little touches of personal decor can increase visual appeal, so draw attention to these features. They bring a natural homey feeling to a room.

Bring outdoor elements inside

Flowers and fresh plants help bring fresh air inside your home and can make it feel more comforting. Using natural objects can help create a sense of cosy warmth.

Add a curtain wall

Try hanging curtains all the way across a wall, this will add visual interest and will create a cosy effect. You can choose a warm colour, to make the room feel cosier.

Seating in the bedroom

Adding a chair to a bedroom gives it a lounge-like appeal that will tempt you to curl up with a book. There are quite a few stores who offer affordable seating that can easily be wiped down and cleaned.

Try painting your walls darker

If you are not into light hues you can always paint your walls with darker colours. Your charcoal greys and browns add a cosy factor to a room. To make your dark space more inviting, be sure to add pops of metallics or whites.

Layer it up

The easiest and most common way to create warmth and an inviting space is by piling up blankets, rugs and cushions.

Light the fire

Not too much of a decorating piece, but a crackling fireplace is ideal for chasing off the winter blues as they lift the spirits along with the body temperature. If you don’t have access to a fireplace, get your hands on a portable electric fireplace.

Pay attention to your windows

A lot of heat can escape through your windows, even when they are closed, so in order to make sure that they are covered properly, choose window treatments that keep the heat in. If you have curtains and blinds keep them open when the sun is out to allow the heat in and close them at night to keep the room warmer.

Using any of these decorating hacks can help keep your living room warm and inviting. Also, make sure you use the amount of available space you have.