Add a Little Warmth to Your Home
With the first frosts outside it is time to add a little bit of warmth to your home to create a welcoming sanctuary.
Light up The Fireplace
When it starts getting cold outside there is nothing like warming up next to the fire in your living room. If you have a fireplace give it a good clean first. There are lot of different options on the market for every home, including the very popular wood burners, easy to maintain gas fire places, electric and even eco gas. The beautiful warm glow makes any home immediately feel much more welcoming and cosier. If you add a glass of mulled wine and a book, you can enjoy peace for hours.
Change Your Bedding
In the summer thin crisp cotton and linen allow for a breeze and comfort, but during winter you might want something with more substance. Think about materials with texture that can trap more air than cotton does. Consider changing your bed sheets to a flannel or jersey to add that extra comfort.
If after changing your bed sheets you still feel a bit of a chill you can always add a throw blanket on top of your feet. Alternatively, get yourself a hot water bottle and throw it in the bed before you slip under the sheets.
Cover up Cold Floors
Wood or tiles tend to absorb the temperature from the environment and can become very cold during the winter. Consider placing some soft, thick rugs in strategic places like under the coffee table, your dining table or next to the bathroom shower.
These small changes can make all the difference when it comes to cold floor. Rugs have the added benefit of being able to really change your interiors, and used in conjunction with other accessories can make a real change for a relatively small budget.
Change the Colour Palette with a new Wall Paper
To make your house warmer and more cosy consider changing them to darker more opulent colours. Paint your walls in burned oranges, golds and other deep colours to make them stand out and give positive glow.
You might prefer to opt for a striking wall paper. Harlequin has a huge selection of designer wall papers ranging from paper to textile and silk to offer something for every taste and colour palette. Get in touch to arrange an appointment with our wall paper expert at the Bolton showroom and be guided through our extensive collection.
Pile up Pillows and Throws
Chequered patterns are a must this season. You can include this trend to your home quickly and simply by adding new pillows and throws.
When selecting pillows and throws to add warmth to your home think of something that has a lot of texture. They are more likely to be warm then the silky and satin ones.
Consider Velvet Curtains
Besides adding elegance to your home curtains can play a vital role in keeping the warmth in. They are invaluable at keeping the warmth in, trapping the warm air inside while not letting the cold air get to the room from the window. Using thicker curtains prevents more air from finding its way to your home. Due to its volume velvet is a really good material for temperature regulation. You can also choose other materials but keep in mind that the thickness of the material is directly related to how well it insulates heat.
De-clutter and Uplift Your Bedroom
If you are looking for a slightly bigger change than a couple of throws you can give your house an uplift by changing the bedroom furniture. At Langley interiors we offer fully bespoke furniture to suit each individual’s needs perfectly. Whether you just need a run of wardrobes, or are looking for a full remodel to make your bedroom more welcoming, contact us to discuss your options or visit our bedroom showroom in Bolton to speak to one of our advisers.
Add Soft Lighting
During winter natural light is pretty scarce, so in order to maintain the right balance you might want to add some soft lighting to your home. A mixture of free-standing floor lamps as well as table and desk laps can help you add a warm ambience to the room. Use warm LED bulbs to create a soft glow in your bedroom or living room.
Add a Bit of Heat with New Radiators
In the past radiators were only viewed as a practical necessity, but these days there are lots of options. Radiators have changed from plain designs to colour features and even works of art! Changing the radiators in your living room can not only make it more energy efficient but also add a focal point to the room. If you need to calculate your room heating requirements use our BTU calculator and our designer radiator guide to help you find your perfect radiator.