It’s safe to say that this year has been uncertain, to say the least. Things have been up and down, the news seems to change by the minute, and most of us have been spending more time at home than ever before.
Unfortunately, some of those trends seem to be continuing, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and some are still under lockdown orders.
As winter is finally here, it’s fairly easy to feel down and depressed due to the state of the world and the colder weather, all at once. In fact, it’s estimated that every 3 out of 100 people in the UK suffer from seasonal depression. One way to combat those winter blues is to create a cozy, homey living space. By following a few interior design trends and stepping out of your comfort zone, you can create a cozy space that will make you feel happy and comfortable all season long. Let’s look at a few ideas to get you started.
If you’re on a budget or you don’t want to put a lot of time into design changes, cozy textiles are the way to go. Adding flannel pillows or wool throws to any room is a great way to give it warmth and bring a lot of comfort without a lot of effort.
Choose textiles that speak to you and make you feel comfortable. Again, this year has been hard on all of us. So whatever you choose should make you want to curl up and enjoy your time at home.
A Change of Colour
If you’re really looking to change your space this season, you may want to consider painting and decorating with different colours. Did you know that certain colours can evoke different moods?
Blue and green are often considered to be the most relaxing colours, so use them in a space where you want to feel comfortable and calm. They’re great for a bedroom, as they can add warmth and serenity that can help you to get to sleep on a cold winter’s night.
Get Cozy With Candles
One of the easiest ways to add warmth to any room is with candles – literally and figuratively!
Candles can not only add actual warmth to your space, but they can change the mood of any room. By lighting a few candles, you can turn off any harsh lighting in your room and enjoy enough light from the gentle glow of a flame.
Scented candles can make things feel even cozier if you choose smells that comfort and relax you. Some candles are made with essential oils. They can be specifically designed to promote relaxation. So, eliminate harsh lighting this year and create a more tranquil setting in each room by lighting a candle or two.
As you can see, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, effort, or money to change up your interior design themes this winter. Keep these ideas in mind and don’t be afraid to branch out with your own to have the coziest winter ever.