My favourite comment that we receive on our home, is that it feels warm as soon as you enter. The warmth our guests speak about here is not the warmth provided by a heater or a fire, it’s the feeling of warmth created by the people who live there. I like my home to feel inviting to all that visit and I purposely do this by creating the feeling of warmth in our home. How do I do this? Well it’s really very simple…
How To Make Your Home Feel Warm Without Using The Heater
Start the layering process at the floor and add rugs of varying textures around your home. The entry is the first internal point your visitors will feel of your home, so be sure to pay particular attention to this space. Use rugs to bring your first layer of warmth.
On beds, sofa’s, chairs and window seats, add throw rugs. This is a great way to bring a little colour into your space, which will also assist with the feeling of warmth. If you have limited space to add a throw, why not add a basket with a throw in it. Use knitted or crocheted throw to bring in another texture and using woolen throws will again assist with the feeling of warmth.
Decorate your walls with photos and artwork. The walls of your home will proudly carry the memories of your family. This again will add another layer of warmth to your home.
Creating vignettes around your home not only creates a focal point for the eye, but allows you to create a warmth in your home while showing your personality.
The impact of lamps and candles in creating a warm feeling in your home is amazing, especially when using warm white globes in your lamps. The flicker and the light of the candles will help to simulate the light of a fire, automatically creating a warm feeling. We rarely use the lights in our home, preferring instead the many lamps we have scattered.
When looking at how to make your home feel warm, you are not actually looking at ways to make the house itself warm but rather making the house feel like it’s wrapping you in a big comforting hug as you walk in the door. The simplest way to explain how to do this, is by layer the decorating of our homes in the same way we layer our clothes to feel warm in the Winter.
What tricks do you use to make your home feel warm? What is the best compliment you have received about your home?