10 Ways to Prepare your living room for Winter

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Lights are everything

Just a few simple lights can transform a space. Curtain lights, icicle lights, and net lights make an impression.

If you really want to transform your space, consider opting for one a chandelier that somewhat resembles ice. Changing wall lamps can also dramatically change the mood within a room. The colour of lightbulbs is also critical. Make sure they are warm and welcoming.

Create a warm space

If your home does not already have a fireplace, we highly recommend one. Not only do fireplace places help lower heating bills, they create a warm and cosy space. They offer up a nice spot to have dinner in front of or host friends.

They are certainly high on the list of those keen to make a bold and cosy transformation to their house. Top your fireplace off with garland or red bows.

Bring on the candles

Doing something as simple as adding basic silver, white, red, or green candles can instantly transform your coffee table into a winter wonderful space. Display them on a tray with ornaments around. Once you light them, you won’t be disappointed either. Just make sure they are scented.

Swap out your throw pillows

A simple and effective way to instantly make your home feel more like a winter wonderland is with festive throw pillows. Big bold looking cushions can make any room look instantly more comfortable. Bold colours make for an inviting space which will go a long way to getting through a tough, cold winter.

Cool weather window coverings

Sheer curtains are right on-trend and perfect for balmy summer weather, but they’re not so good at keeping the heat in and the cool out. If your windows are lacking in the window-covering department, consider investing in some layered or insulated curtains or roller blinds.

Introduce layers of texture

Think of plush velvet, chunky knitted throws, and warming hints of timber or brass if you’re planning on redecorating this winter. Even just a few new cushions can make all the difference when you’re trying to create a snug space to cuddle up in. Floorboards make changing the look of a room very easy, with their flexible style.

Change your colour palate

In summer, it’s common to pare back the decor in your home to create a cool summer-time vibe. It’s time to say goodbye to the whites and brights and embrace rich and warming hues like terracotta, olive green, and blush pink to create a cozy and inviting retreat from the cold.

If that means changing furniture, then so be it. You could opt even to opt for a new blue sofa like this one from Domayne.

Clean and service air conditioning

According to Energy.gov you should clean or replace your air conditioning system’s filter or filters every month or two during each season. Filters may need more frequent attention if the air conditioner is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have fur-bearing pets in the house.

Keeping the filter clean or replacing old filters can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

If you’ve been thinking about carpet, now is the time to do it.

No one wants to be stepping onto a cold floor and they jump out of bed in winter! If you’ve been thinking of carpeting your home, or even just the bedrooms, now is the time! Your toes will thank you for it.

Is you doona warm enough?

We all know your doona is your best friend in winter, so it pays to pick a good one! Whether you have carpet, heating, and even another body in the bed will determine the kind of coverage you need.

Wool and feather quilts are generally the best options for those seeking maximum warmth, where cotton or microfibre quilts provide lighter insulation.

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