24 Jul Interior Design Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Winter
Winter doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom in the home. Cold gloomy weather and colourless interiors can lead to depression in the winter months more so than in bright warm sunny months. To convert your home into a winter haven means the recharging or your home environment. Therefore a few things may need to change in order to maximise your home’s allure for winter inexpensively and conveniently.
Just as you change your clothes in winter you can also change your home’s interior by adapting your home with the addition of winter comforts. It’s unnecessary to rebrand and buy completely new furniture, changing your interior can be simple and inexpensive.
Reinvigorate your living space with these five simple tips
Reconfigure your existing living room arrangements!
Re-arrange your living space around a warm focus such as a fireplace, attractive heater or exterior garden view enhanced colour during the day with warm light at night… Furniture should be arranged in a u-shape configuration overlooking the chosen focus.
The addition of snuggle rugs and warm, softly textured, coloured cushions will enhance even the coldest room immediately which may then be changed back for the summer months. This is a quick and inexpensive way to further enhance your interiors and exteriors in the colder months.
Up your Lighting Game!
Lighting is an under-utilised component of interior design. Spaces can be changed instantly by adjusting the brightness and kelvin temperature (colour and intensity of a light source). Consider installing warm rather than cool globes. Low-level atmospheric lighting is more romantic and restful rather than cool bright lighting thus giving us a sense of tranquillity and psychological security.
The addition of table lamps can enhance the interior and exterior spaces at the flick of a switch. Ensure the lighting source is warm rather than cool. Humans, like insects, are attracted to artificial light. This can be helpful when moving guests around the home or garden at night for different entertainment functions such as dining, group communication or playing party games. When selecting lamps, the lamp should be size and function compatible with the surrounding space.
Consider Your Colour Scheme
Introducing warm vibrant colours into your home will make it feel more comfortable for family members and welcoming to guests. When the days are grey and dark your home can be warmed by introducing colour and texture warming accessories such as cushions, rugs, bowls of winter fruits and flowers. Remember colour must be used in conjunction with artificial light as the colour does not exist without it.
Harness the Natural Power of Plants-
Even in winter plants can be a happy contribution to any room in the home. Plants have a calming effect and add a touch of freshness but do require love and attention. There are numerous flowering indoor plants to choose from your nearest garden centre. Ensure you have accurate care instructions for location placement and watering to keep your plant looking healthy and happy.