When winter hits it can be a flurry of misery if your home isn’t winter ready. Whether you are dealing with snow, ice or just heavy downpours your homes interior needs to adjust to the season as well. There are several ways to add some warmth and coziness to your indoor rooms. Here are just 4 simple home essentials to make your household winter ready.
Winter Essential # 1 – A Cozy Throw
Bringing in throw blankets is a good place to start when winterizing rooms. Many mornings I wake up reaching for a small throw blanket to snuggle up with while I watch the morning news. I did realize quickly, as the rest of my family awoke, that you definitely need more than one throw blanket to accommodate everybody! There are ways of introducing these into interior spaces without looking as if you had a bomb of throw blankets go off in the house. A great example of how to tie in your throw into interior design is to treat it as a colorful accessory. These chairs below have a beautiful punch of orange which gives the room color and pizzazz yet also offers functionality by using the color in the way of throw blankets. Clever and pretty!
Every home needs soft throws to warm up a space. Fur, Sherpa, knits and flannel throws are all perfect for your couch, chair or love seat, but a throw blanket in a bedroom is another option for extra heat and style on a cold chilly night.
Winter Essential # 2 – Candle Ambiance
There are plenty of reasons to purchase candles for a room. I love how a candle can be used to fill an amazing aroma and fragrance to a living space. Another reason to use candles is for ambiance which certainly is lovely for intimate dinner parties. As the winter settles in candles can be used for adding warmth and glow to a living space just by making a cluster or collage of light with these wax beauties.
Winter Essential # 3 – Warm Rugs
Many home owners are buying homes that either have no carpeting or choosing to rip up what they have to expose the natural wooden floors underneath. Although this seems to lower the allergen and pesticide levels that can be trapped in carpet, they certainly take away any true insulation and cushioning under your toes. That’s why a beautiful rug is a definite winter essential! Plush and cozy rugs will certainly give a room an inviting look and feel. You can easily place rugs under coffee tables, beds, sofas and in entryways for a sure luxurious touch.
Winter Essential # 4 – Fabulous Fur
We have talked about the power of the throw blanket which can be made literally from any type of material but the power of fur, whether real fur or faux is strictly all about texture. Visually a fur rug, fur throw blanket, fur pillow screams soft, warm and chic. Lets face it, fur never disappoints!
Bring a major coziness to a stark, cold room with fur. Placing them on seating like Sydney Interior Designer shows us in this Norwegian dining room really is so simplistic and beautiful. An instant heat wave!