So What If Outside Is Cold and Rainy?
After having a hard day at work and facing the cold on your way home, all you need is a place to relax and huddle while sipping of a hot cocoa. No matter the windy, rainy and chill weather outside, we must always find a way to decorate our home in order to make it feel warm, cozy and welcoming throughout the cold season.
Turn your home into your favorite place to be by slightly remodeling your interior and adjusting it to the seasonal décor. Use comfortable furniture, welcoming accessories, warm lighting and specific decoration and thus create a heart warming setting where you can idle and spend some quality time away from the mucky rough weather.
The cold season reflects in cozy interiors with warm color tones like brown, orange and red, fuzzy and soft fabrics such as plush, velvet or wool, rich patterns and natural elements that increase the comfort. Here are some ideas that will enable you to bring various seasonal notes into your home by decorating it accordingly.
First of all, apply outside colors onto your interior elements. The earth shades of brown draw a warm and natural touch, adding comfort and hospitality. Red gives away joy, good spirits and energy. Orange and yellow light up a room, stimulating positive thinking and hopefulness. Green is an intense color that inspires vitality and freshness, invigorating your interior space.
Secondly, use all means necessary to illuminate your home. By having the appropriate lighting fixtures placed in adequate spots, you can deliver interesting effects of light and shadows. Adjust light to your needs – use yellow light for reading, white light for spaces that accommodate every day activities (the kitchen, the office) and dim, indirect light or candles for developing a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Add the final touches with accessories that match your new decorative theme. For living rooms, fuzzy fabrics like carpets and rugs are exactly what you need in order to achieve a high level of comfort. Drapery should be full and rich and deliver interesting effects when filtering the natural light. Decorative objects can be seemingly ordinary, yet extremely ingenious, like tree branches and sear leaves and flowers placed in ceramic bowls.
If the dining room furniture is generally made of wood, use fabric tapestry to cover the chairs’ back rests. Use refined table cloth, colorful tableware and decorative glass or ceramic bowls filled with elements of fall décor like leaves, cones, fruit or gourds.
Increase the bedroom comfort with colorful blankets or bed spreads made of soft materials. Decorative reading lamps are the perfect fit if the shades resemble the seasonal color palette.
Individualize your bathroom with perfumed candles or incense sticks emitting natural scents and buy a new set of towels incorporating fall motifs and tones.
Using natural elements will enable you to easily decorate your home for the cold season within a small budget. Remember though to always incorporate nature and the changes it displays and you will succeed in delivering comfort, warmth and high-spirits.
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