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