How To Create A Cosy Winter Room
How To Make Your Home Cosy For The Winter
With Christmas approaching and winter well and truly here, it’s a great time of year to draw the curtains and get your home nice and cosy.
When accessorising your home for the Winter remember Ideal Home’s 3 Golden Rules:
1. The 70-20-10 Rule To maintain a balanced theme in a room keep 70% of the room in one colour, typically the walls and the floors, 20% in a second colour and 10% in an accent colour.
2. The Pattern Rule Only mix large and medium or medium and small patterns, never large and small. By keeping a colour in common you will keep some coordination without looking to uniformed and ‘matched’.
3. The Painted Box Rule Paint looks different in different lights, time of day and size of room. Buy a tester pot and paint a few coats on the inside of a box, a miniature room, so you can see how the colour changes in a 3D environment.
You can make your home and bedroom cosy without having to completely re-decorate. Think of it like changing into your winter wardrobe! Choose soft furnishings, throws and rugs in a variety of textures. Think cable knits, faux fur, velvet and lux fabrics.
Create Warmth with Curtains
During the winter, around 40% of heat lost is through windows. To keep heat loss to a minimum ensure the curtain drops below the window frame. For the ultimate winter window dressing opt for a plaid blind and linen curtains to keep the draughts out. This is ideal for bedrooms, where you want to keep an even temperature.
It may not feel it to touch, but wood immediately adds warmth to a home. You can do this with your fitted furniture, including bespoke fitted wardrobes, chests of drawers and even TV media units. Choose a rich traditional finish like oak, or black walnut for an opulent feel.
For more advice with interior design and cosy winter bedrooms , visit our furniture design showroom in Bolton, or call us on 01204525432 for an appointment with a member of the design team.