05 Dec 2016

Even if it is chilly outside, your home can be warm and cozy with the right interiors and materials used. Since winter calls for a lot of time being spent indoors, a warm interior will take your life a little more easier. Cocooning can be fun if the interior is of your interest and keeps you warm. Soft furnishings play a vital role in pepping up the otherwise dull interiors. Warm colours or fire hued tones of gold, orange, terracotta and red an instantly give cozy feel to a room or a home. In case an intense colour is not your choice then add tones of yellow or rust to give a warming effect. Since home furnishing has a wide spectrum of products, a dash of colour in everything will suffice your requirement than overdoing the whole furniture in bold warm colours.

Bedding is like winter clothes especially if you spend a lot of time in your home. From wool mattress pads and cushy feather beds to lie on, to soft flannel sheets, down comforters and fluffy, wool blankets, there are lots of products to choose from. It is your choice to decide the combination that you want. An inviting bed is the best place to cuddle on a cold night. My personal recommendation would be a heated pad which goes below your bed sheet and is electronically operated to get the desired temperature. Wool is also an organic material and can be kept to insulate the bed from the chill.

Rugs are an absolute essential to make the house warmer. It is beautiful feeling to step on the rug when you get up in the morning than on the cold floor. Fluffy rugs made of wool are blessings in winters. Wall to wall carpeting can also be done in case your budget allows so.

Curtain allows you the versatility besides the beauty and warmth. Curtains allow you to express your personality while choosing the colour, texture and pattern. They give privacy to your home and also an control temperature of the room by preventing heat loss. The thicker and heavier the fabric, the better is the insulation properties of the curtain. A closely woven fabric will not allow the air to pass through. It is preferable to have a curtain to have a floor length and fabric overlapping along the sides of wall to prevent the air getting round the edges. A happy print with cheerful print and colour will get some colour in the otherwise dull winters. Other accessories like tablemats, placemats, and runners add the much advised element of surprise.

Throw in cushions are the most economical way of experimenting with interiors. Velvet or fur in warm colours instantly gets the warm look. Cushions can be placed on sofa, floor or just thrown for décor on any shelf or under the table. Comfortable throws create an inviting atmosphere whether you drape one over the arm of a chair or let it casually cascade down the back of a sofa. They add a personal touch and add a little drama with some visual interest. They are an effective way of introducing texture, pattern and emphasizing a colour scheme. Duet set also add a chic look to the bedroom besides being comfortable, since you can pull them any time you want, they also add a look of being complete and cordiality to the room. A foot mat or bath mat is a practical must have when the cold winter morning will not allow you to walk barefoot. A splash of colours in bath mat will instant exhilarate he radiance and form a focal point. The pattern you choose from the base of your transition into your decorative style. A hand print tribal pattern will reflect a relaxed Bohemian style whereas a straight line or digital print will reflect the contemporary.