7 simple ways to add warmth to your home this winter


Heating isn't always the only way to add "warmth" to your home. We've put together a list of creative, yet simple ways to make your home feel nice and cosy during the cooler months.

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One: Texture

Texture is a great way to add a sense of warmth to a space. Whether it be a chunky knit throw, or a touch of fur. Winter accessories can transform a space and make it feel warm and inviting.

Floor rugs are a great way to add warmth and texture. Don't be afraid to use a floor rug on an already carpeted area. The more texture and layering the cosier the feel.

Woven accessories such as storage baskets and light fittings are also a fantastic way to add texture into your home. Baskets are not only great for storage, they also look amazing used as planters. Woven occasional furniture are not only great statements in a room, but they add texture and interest.

Two: Lighting

Soft lamp lighting can change the look and feel of a room completely.

Tip: Opt for warm toned light bulbs, opposed to blue/white tones. Lighting stores are extremely helpful in selecting the best option.

Natural light is so important and an easy way to warm up your home on a chilly day. Skylights may come at a cost, but they are a great home investment and a fantastic way to add natural warmth into your home.

Three: The power of plants

Bringing the outside in!

Indoor plants warm a space up visually. Not only do they add personality to a room, they add character that can make a space feel lived in and inviting. Go for plants that are happy to live indoors and that project a touch of charm and personality.

Four: Wooden elements

Don't be afraid to add a touch of wood into your home. The colour, texture and character can be extremely powerful in creating a warm vibe.

Tip: When mixing different woods, opt for wood tones that complement each other. The image below demonstrates how two wood finishes can work well together while completely contrasting.

Five: Wall Colour

Wall colour can make or break a space when it comes to making a home feel homely. If you're wanting to warm up your room, opt for a colour that exuberates warmth. Don't be afraid to work with dark tones, especially in feature walls.

Tip: Want to work with green, grey or charcoal tones? Complement the colour with warmer toned d├ęcor and accessories as pictured above.

Six: Drapery

Curtains are a quick-fire way to introduce warmth into a room. The right choice of fabric and lining will not only provide great insulation; it will add the texture you need to make a room feel homely and inviting.

Tip: Don't be afraid to opt for light colours, but go for fabric with texture instead of sheen to give you the cosiest vibe.

Seven: Scent

Scent can be a creative way to add warmth into your home during the winter months. Opt for vanilla, cinnamon and woody scents to create a welcoming and homely retreat.