WARM UP YOUR LIVING AREAS

Lifestyle

06 July 2016

Light-filled warm spaces are easy when the sun is out, but as winter kicks in how do you inject warmth into your living space without breaking the bank? Here are a few tips:

CHOOSE ACCESSORIES THAT EXUDE WARMTH

When we think of a night-in with a good book and an open fire we also think of blankets and rugs.

Bring warmth into your living space with the addition of a wool throw draped over a chair, a flokati rug under foot or a faux-fur blanket at the end of the bed.

SELECT WARM COLOURS

A stark-white interior can be warmed right up simply by accessorising in rich colours.

Berry shades of plum, mulberry and aubergine will instantly feel warm and inviting, as will rich earthy shades of chocolate, khaki and caramel.

INTRODUCE NATURAL TEXTURES

Be inspired by nature and bring elements of the outdoors in.

Think wood grains, wicker baskets and indoor plants.  Well-chosen wood furniture like a side table or set of drawers in caramel wood tones and natural fibres will warm up a space instantly.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

A brightly-lit space can be softened with well-placed mood lighting.

Floor lights and desk lamps carefully placed around the room, on corner tables and in reading nooks replace the need for a harsh bright light.  Use warm bulbs and switch off the main light for a cosier, more inviting room.

Injecting warmth into your living spaces is easy with help of some well-chosen accessories.

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