With Christmas and colder days fast approaching, its time to think about how we can make our homes cosy and welcoming throughout the festive season. There are some great low-cost ways to create a winter wonderland of warmth and snugness in our favourite living spaces.
- Add some throws
Thick, luxurious throws are ideal for creating instant comfort and warmth to your living room. Especially for leather sofas that can feel a little cold during the winter, everyone will love snuggling up in the soft feel of a large throw. Add on some supersized comfy cushions and youve got yourself a gorgeous cosy den.
- Go Dark
An easy and cheap way to rejuvenate a room is with a fresh lick of paint. Most advice suggests sticking with neutral light colours but during the winter you might consider a darker wall. Chocolate, mocha or charcoal are on trend colours and ideal when paired with lighter metallic or white accessories to stop from being too heavy. Choose to go dark with one wall if you prefer as it will provide an inviting, cosy, warm space in which to shelter from the harsh weather outside.
- Fairy lights
Adding warmth can be as simple as adding light to a space. Think about hanging party or fairy lights at any time of the year to bring soft, mood lighting to a living room, dining room or bedroom. Add an extra floor lamp to a shadowy corner to transform the way a room looks and feels.
- Designer Radiators
Whether your radiators could do with a makeover or not, adding a statement designer radiator to a room not only looks fantastic but will heat your room a lot more efficiently. Coming in all shapes, sizes and colours, these aluminium radiators update and modernize your interior whilst ensuring you remain toasty. For a stunning range, visit www.apolloradiators.co.uk
Layers of different textures work wonders for creating an air of warm cosiness. Did you know that you can lay 2 rugs on top of each if they are different textures? A flat patterned rug lying underneath a cream fluffy faux-fur rug will allow your toes to sink blissfully and keep everyones toes warm. You can also achieve the same effect with throws and cushions of sofas and armchairs. Window dressings can also be layered to prevent heat loss and to look cosy. You might consider a light voile or string curtain, topped with a roller blind, covered with curtains or an attractive ruched roman blind.
- A warm glow
Candles are a super way to add warmth, light and ambience to your home. Whether you use real ones, scented ones or fake LED flickering ones they create a cosy and festive atmosphere right through the house. Festive scents will also get you in the Christmas mood. Create your own table centrepiece with some large white pillar candles of different heights surrounded by a festive wreath or anything else suitable you have lying around the house.