Winter is getting closer. Some people love it, others hate it, but everyone agrees that we will spend a lot of time at home until next spring.
The end-of-year festivities and working deadlines will probably drive us crazy, which means that we will need a sweet refuge in our homes to rest and relax. It is, therefore, the perfect time to work inside your home.
Of course, the lack of money, energy and time can ensure that you are never quite ready to paint the walls, that the new flooring still has to wait, that you have to postpone the renovation of the bathroom. However, while you wait, there are small things you can do to renovate your rooms, things that do not require the inconvenience of renovations or entire weekends spent assembling furniture or even hours and hours dedicated to DIY.
Here are 3 simple things you can do to beautify the interior of your home this winter:
Change the colors and patterns of textiles
One of the best things you can do to get a new look is to change or buy new rugs, pillows or curtains. Just like the seasons, the trends in furnishing also change. While it is more difficult to buy a sofa or table, the cushion covers are easy to change to have something more current.
And since we’re in a cold season, why not invest in a comfortable and warm plaid for the sofa? It helps make the relaxation space more aesthetically comfortable.
A large rug is another great way to add warmth to a room, as well as change its appearance.
Even the curtains are a good investment for a winter makeover. They have the ability to change the real look of a room, whether you want it to look bigger, lighter or more intimate. Furthermore, there is also a practical use to take into consideration this season, above all, if you have not yet been able to change the frames. Heavy drapes help to insulate your home from external weather conditions and can also save you money in the long run by reducing heating costs. It is also worth making sure that the curtains do not cover the radiator and effectively prevent the room from heating up.
Move the furniture
A cost-free restyling simply involves moving your furniture. Changing the position of some furniture in a room, but also moving furniture from different parts of the house and spending some time on the correct layout can help a lot to make your home more functional and beautiful.
If there is a room or two that you would like to transform to make better use of the space, now is the time to do it. It could be the kitchen, the children’s room, the bedroom, the living room. Take a general look at the room: space is more pleasant when clutter is reduced and space is kept to a minimum and it is, therefore, easier to move in and out.
If you’ve never been happy with how your sofa and armchair won’t allow easy viewing of the TV or you’ve always thought that the furniture was too big for that space, this is your chance.
Add small details
The finishing touches in a room are important to create a more welcoming overall look, especially when you are doing a makeover. Candles, for example, are perfect in the living room on a cold winter evening and potted plants are a nice way to bring some nature indoors.
Paintings and prints help change every wall, especially in the winter months, when the world can feel so colorless.
Arrange items on shelves, tables or furniture. Mix and match a new and interesting piece with something you already have. In doing so, put into practice some tips from our blog, such as the perfect table rule or how to apply the “rule of thirds” in furnishing.