Christmas is quickly approaching. Most of us have already started our holiday shopping in the Black Friday sales. You might have even started writing cards and decorating your house. You’re probably also making arrangements to see your family and friends. But, is your home cozy?
When it’s cold outside, and you are busy and stressed out, one of the best ways to relax is with a hot drink and a Christmas film, chilling at home. But, to be able to truly relax and enjoy the spirit of the season, your home, or at least your lounge, needs to be cozy, comfortable and warming. It needs to feel festive and safe. It needs to warm you up as soon as you walk in and it needs to make you happy. Here are some fantastic ways to create a cozy home this Christmas.
One of the best ways to make your home cozy at this time of year is filling it with festive cheer. Whether you prefer a smart and sophisticated tree that’s well balanced and sticks to a delicate color scheme, or you favor throwing everything at it, to create a joyful mismatch of all of the things that you like, there’s not much better than cozying up in front of the TV, surrounded by decorations and festive delights.
Turn Your Heating On
No matter how well your house is decorated, and how festive your decor, you will never feel cozy if you are cold. So, look into the propane costs in the winter, check your heating systems, explore cheaper options, and use it as much as you need to. Other ways to keep warm, while saving money include adding drought excludes and repairing faulty seals.
Add Textiles and Texture
A great way to add warmth and coziness to any room, without incurring massive expense is with texture and textiles. Add chunky knit blankets and throws to the back of your chairs, invest in a thick wool rug to thin carpets and wooden flooring. Add cushions where you can, and try to use different textures, such as silk, velvet, and wool.
All of these things make your room look fuller, cozier and warmer, but they also give you options. You can throw a blanket over yourself if you get cold and you’ll never be uncomfortable.
Lighting is a fantastic way to change the atmosphere of any room. Christmas tree lights are great, but they are only temporary. Soft light from candles, lanterns and tall lamps, and even adding dimmer switches to your main lights can make your rooms feel much warmer and more comfortable.
Inject Some Color
Over the last few years, there’s been a trend for neutrals and white space. While sticking to neutral shades on your walls can be a great idea, that makes spaces feel larger, and a gives you greater freedom with your accessories, furniture and textiles, don’t be ruled by it. Add deep colors, like purples, dark red and navy blues to add warmth and sophistication.
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