5 Tips for making your home the most inviting yet
As the long cold nights draw in, there isn’t a more perfect time to add a little warmth to your home. Whether you want to create a relaxing heaven or an inviting setting to enjoy the winter festivities with friends, we have five cost effective tips to create a memorable atmosphere or your very own snuggly sanctuary.
Combining a variety of soft furnishings can instantly make a room cosier, the addition of fluffy cushions, chunky knitted throws and plush rugs can turn a dull room into a flush pad where you can really snuggle up. Laying rugs in strategic spots such as next to the bed, under the coffee table or in front of your favourite reading chair can also help eliminate the chill of hard floors.
Overhead lighting during the winter months can be aesthetically harsh, to create a space that is comfortable and relaxing, soft lighting is recommended. Steer clear of white or blue-tinted lights and opt for hues that provide a warm glow, this can be table lamps, fairy lights or candles.
Smells can have a huge impact on a person’s mood, with certain scents even offering calming and de-stressing properties, whilst unpleasant odours can ruin the ambience of a room. To make your home more welcoming incorporate subtle vanilla, spice or floral fragrances that can be achieved using candles, reed diffusers or even the addition of plants.
Piles of letters, magazines and toys can make a room feel cluttered and stressful to look at, this is especially true for visitors to your home. If you find it hard to keep your space clutter-free simply tuck items away when you have guests. If a lack of storage is one of your biggest clutter problems, think about investing in alternative solutions such as baskets, open-front units or furniture that also works as storage.
Plants can help bring life into a space, instantly making it homelier. With several resilient house plants available that will withstand both the colder months and forgetful owners, there’s no reason not to invest in some foliage for your windowsills. Helping to clean the air of toxins and releasing humidity back into the atmosphere, adding a touch of nature will help you breathe easier whilst unwinding.
These tips will help you add some cosy character to your home! For more lifestyle inspiration or information on our products, you can follow us on Twitter
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