Winter is right around the corner, and with it comes cold weather. If your home feels particularly chilly during this time of the year, then it’s time for a change. No, we are not suggesting that you should move to a new place. Instead, you should cosy up your space a bit, which is not as hard as it seems.
You can go about this in numerous ways. From painting the walls in warmer colours to covering your couch with cosy blankets and pillows, the possibilities are truly endless. However, in this article, we will highlight five ways that we think are the most effective. So, what do you say we cut this introduction short and move on to our first suggestion for creating your own cosy corner to hide from winter’s chill?
Sea of blankets and pillows
There is nothing better to beat the cold than hiding under a sea of fluffy pillows and blankets. Regardless of whether you are watching movies from your couch or working from your home office, you should wrap yourself in a warm and soft blanket. Furthermore, you should change the summer sheets in your bedroom to something more suitable for winter. Flannel and brushed cotton sheets paired with duvet covers are popular choices. With this setup, you will immediately forget that it’s below zero outside.
Add some green
Winter can be a dull and boring time. Sure, that is not the case if you go on a ski vacation, but if you are trapped in a city, then you know what we are talking about. The weather is awful, trees are dead, and the overall colour palette of winter is depressing. If you want to break the greyness of winter weather, then you should buy some potted plants and flowers for your apartment.
You don’t even have to go for real flowers; fake ones will serve the purpose as well. However, if you have the time to water and take care of them, then go for the real green. Additionally, when Christmas time comes, make sure you add some festive details to your interior. You don’t have to decorate a Christmas tree; a couple of festive decorations will be enough to improve the overall setting.
Winter is the perfect time of the year to treat yourself with a new tea set. Every home should have a nice tea set with a teapot, a set of cups, and a tray.
Sure, it’s not necessary – you can serve tea in any mug. However, if you want to create a special atmosphere around drinking tea, this is the way to go. You can even organise tea time for your friends and neighbours, sometimes a hot cup of tea served in your special set will help you forget about winter.
A winter scent
Using scents is one of the best ways to evoke cosy vibes and help you forget about the bad weather outside. Of course, we are not suggesting spraying perfume all over your house. Instead, you should use fragrance candles like Royal Doulton.
They will not only fill your room with a calming scent, but they will also help you set up a cosy mood with their playful flickering. So, what scents do we suggest? Well, it all depends on what you prefer, but there are a couple of scents that will remind you of Christmas and winter magic. For example, candles with cinnamon and Cedarwood notes always evoke that warm Christmas feeling.
Warm lighting and colours
Finally, let’s talk about how lighting and colours can create a warm atmosphere. The first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when talking about warm atmosphere is a fireplace. Unfortunately, a lot of people can’t have one. That is why you should use some other tricks to create that warm and fuzzy feeling of sitting beside the fire.
First, you can switch to regular yellow light bulbs. Even though LEDs are better in any other situation, regular light bulbs have warmth to them. Second, use candles. Those scented candles that we talked about earlier aren’t just for the scents. Light a couple of them while you are watching a movie, and you will get a complete aromatherapy.
Moreover, white is a very cold colour. If your walls are white you should paint them in a warmer, natural colour, or at least hang a couple of paintings with natural colours in them. This way your room will look a lot cosier and more inviting.
And that is about it. There are many more ways to cosy up your space, but these five will be more than enough. As you can see, these suggestions are not hard or complicated, so make sure to try at least one of them before the winter arrives.