As the seasons change, so do our activities, and especially our home needs. Not only is winter a good time to indulge in some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly, it is also that time of the year when you enjoy being indoors. Winters is all about indulging in cosy textures and warm colours while pampering yourself with seasonal treats. Here are some of the best tips you need to ‘Get your home winter ready!’
Infuse colour-therapy: This winter, update your wall colour schemes to embrace the deeper tones or a medley of raspberry, mulberry and blackcurrant shades for a chic and cozy scheme. Think dark, elegant colours alongside warm lighting and reflective surfaces. If you have dark colour furniture, you can warm up your wall with a palette of orange, green and yellows. You can also let your imagination go wild with whimsical wallpaper which will add more character to your otherwise boring wall.
Use appropriate lighting: Just because the daylight fades away early during winters, it doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. You need a lighting scheme to keep your home feeling warm, bright, and cheerful. Add table and floor lamps throughout your home, and swap out low-wattage bulbs with brighter, energy-efficient ones. Dimmers are great in the evening hours to transition to bedtime when you’re ready.
Window drapes: Window fashions will help you manipulate the natural light entering your home. They also allow you to block the cold winter scene outside when the leaves have left trees barren, clawing at your home exterior. Thick drapes and curtains dipped in dark rich hues will detract from the outer chill.
Add warmth to your floor: Well, you don’t want to start your mornings by stepping onto a cold floor. A fluffy area rug in the living room or bedroom will instantly add warmth and texture underfoot. If your bedroom floor still has the summer cotton rug, it’s time you replace it with some wool/heavy duty carpet. Just make sure that your new carpet matches the paint, curtains, room layout, furniture etc. before you go winter shopping.
Take inspiration from nature: Last but not the least, look no further than nature for décor ideas. A bouquet of flowers placed by the bedside or dining area instantly transforms the room be it living or bedroom. Keep in mind that you don’t go overboard with the changes; be mindful of incorporating seasonal items and the fact that it should fit-in seamlessly with the décor or overall theme of your home. Always remember, your home is a reflection of your taste and style, so do what makes you happy and feel good!
The article is courtesy WELHOME, the bed and bath furnishing brand from the house of Welspun India