The days are shorter, the temperatures are
dropping, the nights are cooler, and you feel more depressed. Winter somehow
has this power to make people depressed, the chilly temperatures stop you from
spending time outdoors, and if your house does not feel comfortable, you have
the recipe for some boring months. It is up to you to make your house feel
perfect for hibernating. It all starts with the living room, it is the room of
the house, where you spend most of your time, and you should make it feel
comfortable and welcoming. This space
should be designed to be enjoyed and lived. Some small updates can transform it
immediately, and make it feel more pleasant.
Bring some candles indoors
If you want to make a room feel cosier, you
can easily do it with the help of some candles. Buy scented candles to create
an intimate atmosphere. Their flickering light has a warming and romantic
effect on the space. For a pop of style, choose some glass containers for the
candles. Enhance the scent of the candles with natural oils. Place the candles
canisters on pillars or gather them in a corner of the house to make a
statement. If you have a wood
burning stove in the living room, you can place the candles above it; you
will move the focus in a single spot.
The stove is the heart of the house
If you have an open plan house, then a
stove can become the central element of the house. The stove is considered a
hot piece of furniture, and where you count that it is functional and
practical. It will warm up the space and it will create a cosy focal point. The
living room is the space where you spend the majority of the time, and with the
help of the stove, you transform the room in an all-purpose one. Check the
models of gas stoves and
see which one of them better suits the design of your house.
Change the window treatments
Change the window treatments seasonally.
During winter, you should opt for a model that blocks the heat indoors, because
a lot of warmth is lost through windows.
In order to insulate your living room, you should install curtains with
inner lining. The perfect curtain adds depth and texture to your room.
Dress the floor
If you do not have a rug on the floor, it is
the moment to bring one indoors. During winter a rug can do wonders, especially
if we are talking about one made from 100% wool. The fabric feels great under
the feet, and it adds a soft touch to the room. It will make the living room
look more inviting.
Check the temperature
The temperature is directly influencing the
atmosphere of a room. Make sure that your heating system maintains an ideal
temperature in the living room, especially when you are at home. If the room is
cold during the wintertime, a fireplace or stove can help you warm up the space
and make it feel cosier.