When cold weather sets in, many of us start looking for ways to keep our homes warm. This is especially true when it comes to the living room, where people tend to spend a lot of their time at home. With that in mind, here are six tips for warming up your living room while simultaneously improving the room’s appearance.
If you have a small living room, candles could help to warm it up. They also create the impression of a cozy, comfortable space, which makes the room feel much more inviting. Decorating with just a few candles can offer a massive boost to your living room’s appearance – and scented candles in particular, can make the room a pleasant place to relax and unwind after a long day.
Electric fireplaces have the dual benefit of heating up your living room and enhancing the room’s appearance. There is a range of electric fireplaces available, so you should have no problem finding one that fits in perfectly with your living room’s décor. Electric fireplaces are a great alternative to coal or wood fires, as they’re much easier to keep clean than traditional fireplaces. They’re useful for keeping the room around them clean, too, as they won’t cover the carpets in soot. Plus, you’ll have more control over the temperature than you would with a real fire, meaning electric fireplaces are a great choice regardless of the weather.
Carpets And Rugs
If you have a wooden or tiled floor, placing a mat or carpet over it is a simple but effective way to warm up a room. It means you don’t have to walk over a cold floor in the middle of winter – plus, you can choose from a range of styles and colors to find something that brightens up the living room. If you already have a carpet, adding a rug on top will create an extra layer of warmth and introduce a splash of color to the room.
Throws And Cushions
A new throw can breathe a fresh lease of life into your sofa or armchair, while also helping you to stay warm during the winter. Scattering a selection of cushions over the sofa can make it more comfortable, particularly during chilly evenings; plus, they’re an eye-catching decoration that will make your living room much more interesting to be in. On a similar note, keeping blankets on the sofa can be useful if you find yourself feeling cold at night.
Replacing your old curtains, or putting up curtains for the first time, is a simple step you can take to insulate your living room. Drawing the curtains helps to prevent heat from escaping through the windows. Not only this, but if you’re looking to update the room, new curtains can help to give your living room a whole new look!
While adding more lights to the room may not affect the temperature, opting for lamps instead of an overhead light can help to create a cozy atmosphere. You can choose a combination of floor or desk lamps, depending on your preference, so you can decorate your living room however you want.
And there you have it – just a few ways that you can transform the aesthetics of your living room, all whilst giving it a boost of much-needed warmth.