How to Design a Warm Space

by | Oct 11, 2019

As the days get colder and darker, all of us want to feel warm and comfortable. Whether you love winter or hate it, it is inevitable. That being said, there are ways to make any space warmer and more inviting. Rather than just survive being indoors during the winter, you can enjoy it.
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Throw down a rug (or two) – A rug will bring a space together and provide warmth underfoot – and what is more cozy than having warm feet? The pile (or height) of a rug affects how we view its warmth – the higher the pile, the cozier the room.

If you’re feeling bold, try layering rugs of different textures and colours. This is a simple way to give a room texture and feel “lived in”.

Incorporate soft lighting –  We already talked about how lighting can really change the mood of a room.  Avoid the glare of overhead lighting and opt for soft lighting from lamps of different sizes and heights. If overhead lighting is a must, use a dimmer switch to bring down the brightness.

We also know that a fireplace adds a lot of warmth to a room.  In the absence of that, a couple of candles can have the same affect and add warm mood lighting.

Blankets and throws – You cannot go wrong with throws or blankets of different textures, weights and colours to bring warmth to your room. Knitted materials have an especially comforting feel. Drape one over any piece of furniture and your space will instantly feel more appealing.

Soft goods are also relatively inexpensive to replace and can be added and removed depending on the season.  An added bonus: they are great to curl up in with a good book!

Decorate with warm colour tones – Rich colour tones and warm neutrals provide a welcoming environment and are a great way to add warmth to your room. Even when accented with a bold colour, warm colour tones go a long way to create your warm space.  That is not just limited to paint – there are also “warm” and “cold” metals and fabric.

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Our clients benefit from booking a consultation that can take the guesswork out of choosing a warm colour that will work in any season

With these simple steps, you can bring warmth and coziness to any space and enjoy the coming winter months.

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LESLEY WONG, Principal Designer

Lesley is committed to continuously keeping up with ever-changing trends and technology. But as every decorator knows, there’s no greater opportunity for learning than on-the-job experience. Lesley has worked in hospitality, commercial and residential projects and enjoys crafting customized and beautiful environments for her clients.

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