Winter approaching means less time outside and more inside, as the bear that hibernates you too should start to prepare your lair for the cold. There are tons of decor DIY for your home, but starting with a cozy base is important. Here are some ideas to make your home a cosy place. A cocoon from where you won’t want to get out.
- A comfy sofa.
It is a key element to make of your house a comfortable place. It is not only about the design and how nice it looks, it also should give you a cosy place to rest up at the end of a winters day. To emphasise the softer feel, you can complement your sofa with cushions and blankets. There is an unwritten rule for the number of cushions you should use on a sofa and that is always use one more than the number of places the sofa has. As for the the blankets, they are of course perfect for the winter and make for the best sofa space. But they can also be used as another trick to make the sofa look and feel more comfortable. Putting a blanket on the armrests of the couch creates the illusion that the couch is rounder than it actually is and therefore gives more gentle lines to the aesthetic of the room.
- Soft colours.
Decorating the house with shades of yellows, oranges and browns gives a warm touch, but also reminds us of the outdoor, autumnal colours during a season that you will spend mostly inside. Use yellows for your cushions on a brown couch for example to give an earthy, rustic look.
- Engineered wood floors.
Engineered wood flooring looks like solid wood flooring but offers you better value for your money. Engineered wood flooring is made up of plywood and finished with a solid wood top layer. This gives you the same look and feel of a solid wood floor, but is often slightly cheaper due to its plywood build. Unlike solid wood, engineered wood can withstand fluctuations in temperature which is perfect for the colder months. This also means it can be safely used with underfloor heating, so is great for modern properties.
Not only are they a gorgeous decoration item, they also contribute to the purification of the air in your home. If you spend lots of time away from your house you might want to opt for plants that don’t need much care. Plants such as aloe vera, ponytail palm or snake plant are perfect.
- Lights and relaxing fragrances.
Instead of using a unique source of illumination it can be a good idea to use LED string lights. They can give different shades of light, creating and evolving atmospheres making it cosier for the cold nights. You can find them in any kind of home shop or supermarket with different colour motifs and shapes. As for the fragrances, candles are your best bet. They will evoke feelings of serenity and give the house relaxing scents such as vanilla, jasmine or magnolia. As a tip, it’s nice to work with the same scent throughout the home to avoid mixing fragrances.
- Rugs and curtains.
Rugs are great for warming your floors making walking around bare foot in the winter a far less daunting task. Similarly, curtains help to trap heat in a room by locking in the cold air from the windows. Both are incredibly practical, but they also give additional elements of decoration that allow you to build professional looking aesthetics in your home.
- Personalise your house.
Your place should have things that define you and make you feel good. Use pictures of your loved ones, or pieces of sentimental memorabilia. These are great ways of adding your personal flair to your home.