HOW TO WARM UP YOUR LIVING ROOM IN WINTER

July 28, 2021

HOW TO WARM UP YOUR LIVING ROOM IN WINTER

 When Winter starts to set in and the colder weather creeps into our homes, it is always a good idea to redecorate in order to warm up the space. We love hibernating in our living rooms, no matter whether our favourite activities are curling up with good books, binge-watching addictive TV shows, or playing board games with family and friends. Decorating early in the season means you’ll have more to enjoy your handiwork. Incorporate the following design elements into your winter living room makeover.
 

TOP 5 ELEMENTS OF WINTER DÉCOR

While we do not have frequent snow storms or blizzards, we do experience very cold conditions with the temperature dropping for the entire winter season. South African winters feature shorter days and longer nights meaning that there is nothing like curling up on a comfortable couch in front of a fire or heater with a cup of steaming coffee or hot chocolate to unwind after a long day. Refreshing your home décor during the winter season allows you to swap out your lighter throws from summer and spring for thicker faux furs and fleecy throws and blankets to keep you warmer while lounging on the couch.
 

1 LEATHER SOFAS OR LEATHER RECLINERS 

Whether it is cold or hot outside, cloth or fabric upholstered sofas and recliners will not retain the temperature. Unlike leather, fabric is a more porous material. Leather retains the heat it absorbs in the sunshine and from body heat and can retain that temperature over time. This makes leather upholstered sofas, recliners and occasional chairs ideal for winter weather as they will keep you warmer for longer when you are cuddled up watching a movie, compared to a fabric sofa or fabric recliner.
 

2 WARM BLANKETS AND KNITS 

Layering in any season is an important part of interior decorating and styling your room. Layering allows you to create depth and dimension in a room in a very simple yet impactful way. Thick faux fur blankets paired with fleecy throws makes your living room appear warmer and more inviting, especially in winter.
 
Drape your throws and blankets effortlessly over your sofa as well as tucked into woven baskets for a complete look that is utterly alluring. We recommend that you use throws and blankets in a variety of warm neutral tones to give the space a warm look and feel. Avoid cool tone colours such as blues and greens as these colours will give make the room appear cooler than it is and in turn feel unwelcoming and cold. Rich brown, beige, rusty red and burnt orange are the ideal colours for a warm colour palette for winter throws.
 

3 RUGS AND CARPETS

Rugs are an essential for any home in winter time. Rugs add warmth and comfort to your living room by insulating the floors and retaining the heat to keep the lounge warm during colder weather conditions. Not only do rugs and carpets help to keep your living room warm but they also act as a sound buffer to reduce echoing in the room. Our range of thick pile rugs are perfect for any adding to living room in winter time to warm up your floors.
 

4 LOVELY CANDLES AND LIGHTING

Candles, like other lighting options, add excellent ambience to a room. We adore candles, in all different shapes, sizes and scents. By lighting a candle in your living room on a gloomy winter’s night, you create an intimate, cosy atmosphere that instantly upgrades your winter woes and adds warm light to your lounge.
 

5 CURTAINS AND BLINDS 

If you do not have a fireplace or heater in your living room but your lounge received a lot of natural sunlight throughout the day, having thick curtains is a cost-effective way to trap the heat in the room and prevent it from being lost through the windows as the temperature drops. Curtains and blinds with a thermal lining can be used during winter to keep your living room warm at night.





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