If you’re considering the end result of a significant renovation or restoration project, then it pays not to forget about colour and accessories – both of which play a role in setting the atmosphere of a home.
The shorter days and chilly temperatures mean we are spending more time indoors searching out the warmth of our abodes. With the help of the right colours and furnishings a more cosy, homily atmosphere can be achieved.
It is easy to create inviting interiors for the cooler months by working with a warm colour scheme and adding carefully selected accessories that inject personality and interest.
Here are a few simple ways to design your own winter retreat.
Many people are afraid to decorate their home with strong colours. The consequence is their homes are saturated in the safe, but bland beige. It is time to break away from beige and use stimulating colours to bring a splash of life and fun to your house.
The warm side of the colour wheel includes vivid red, bright yellow, hues of orange, tints of brown and soft pink. These colours evoke warmth because they remind us of the sun or fire.
Using hot colours to decorate your home creates the illusion o f warmth. This is because warm colours have an advancing effect which means they draw in a room making it feel smaller, but also cosy.
Accessorising your living space with accent pieces can have a big impact on the overall feel of the room. You can turn your home into a warmer space to spend the cooler months with some straight forward decorating solutions.
Layer your living space with these accessories to create rooms that feel snug; plus they serve practical purposes to help fight off the cold.
Tuck woolly brightly coloured throws into the back of the sofa or drape them at the end of your bed as a great accent piece. It is a pop of colour as well as easy access to extra warmth.
Rugs are the perfect solution to take the chill off floor boards and tiles and add a sense of luxury under foot. Alternatively, layer sheepskin rugs over dining chairs or occasional chairs for added comfort. Candles and table lamps are an affordable and elegant way to add a touch of indulgent wintry ambience as they bath living spaces in a soft golden glow. Bring the outdoors in with a few pot plants. Not only do they instantly add colour and texture to
Candles and table lamps are an affordable and elegant way to add a touch of indulgent wintry ambience as they bath living spaces in a soft golden glow.
Bring the outdoors in with a few pot plants. Not only do they instantly add colour and texture to a space, but they’re also known to improve your physiological state, which is got to be good when everything outside is wilted and frozen.