Winters are here and the gloomy and cold weather can often dampen the spirits.
If you are someone who hates the cold and the chills and the fact that you cannot be outdoors as much as you would like to, we have some simple indoor decor tricks and living room ideas to ensure, the next 3 to 4 months are cheery and cosy for you.
Rearrange your Furniture
Yes, move it away from the walls, pull it to the centre of the room, bring it closer. Make the setting intimate for conversations and get togethers. At times the warmth of an interesting conversation is enough to charge up a gloomy mind.
Well, winters is all about layering up, just like you add those layers of clothing on yourself to keep yourself warm, add layers to your floors, to your furniture. Go in for woolen rugs if the temperatures dip too low. Or add a rug over your existing carpet on the floor. Place a rug next to your bed, your sofa, so that you don’t have to touch the cold floor. Add a colourful throw on your sofa, add covers to your dining chairs, table covers and runners to your dining table. Cover your bed with duvets and woollen throws. See how the place turns warm and inviting.
Reds, yellows and oranges are considered warm colours and can brighten up any home on cold winter days. Brighten up your seating area by throwing in bright coloured cushions, many we say. Winters allow you to experiment with bold bright prints, go for it, for once the cluttered, busy look will lend a cosy feel to the entire decor.
Dress up those windows
While the summers are all about letting the air in and keeping the windows covered light, winters give you a chance to dress up those windows with heavy or dark coloured curtains. Blocking the cold winds from streaming in and also adding that cosy look to your entire setting. Go in for brighter colours and and you can try going in for thicker fabrics, again bolder prints if the rest of the decor is plain and simple.
Yellow lighting is the best for winters. It adds a warm glow to the surroundings and makes the space look lively. You can also use candles on special evenings, when you want to add a bit of romance to an otherwise cold and boring evening.
Clutter your walls
Yes you heard me right, bring out those paintings and murals, that you tucked away, or those photo prints and posters. Decorate your walls with these. Filling up those empty walls will add warmth to your decor. Of course ensure, what you put out is in sync with the rest of your decor.
Decor and accessories can go a long way in creating a cosy and warm home, that is ready to beat the gloom and chills of the season, but since the air is heavy, a bit of alluring fragrances to make those cold evenings inviting will work wonders.
I personally love the smell of a cake getting baked in the oven, the melting butter, nothing can beat the way it fills up and warms up your senses 🙂
But since that is not sustainable without you slogging in the kitchen, we would suggest you put together bowls of potpourri in wintry cents, such and cinnamon and pine needle and place it strategically around the house.
And if none of these suggestions are doable, we suggest you snuggle in with a book and a cup of your favourite beverage and let the world go by.
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Post By Merlin Francis