Winter is as good a time as any to redecorate your home, and the right visual elements will have your interiors looking chic, warm, inviting and cozy; even in the coldest months. Architect Ekansh Bansal shares some tips to do up your home this winter.
1.Decorating for winter is all about giving extra comfort and warmth to your interiors, especially since it’s so cold and harsh outside. Stock up on items like plush throws and rich quilts and place them on your couches and sofas.
2.Paint is perhaps the best starting point for redecorating your home, and you should begin with a neutral and earthy colors like white, beige or very light blue. Keeping the colors simple gives you a lot of freedom to play with the rest of the elements.
3. Add warmth to your interiors by breaking the straight lines of contemporary furniture with some more traditional pieces. The curves of the traditional pieces add a ‘glam’ factor to a space when used as a focal point.
4. Use pieces which reflect the outside on the inside. By using accessories and furniture with raw and unfinished looks, we bring a bit of the nature and greenery outside, into our houses; especially a good idea for those who live in apartments and don’t have access to private gardens.
5. Curtains, like area rugs, offer you a very simple way to add dramatic changes to any room. Because you’ll probably want to change the design every so often, you may want to get reversible curtains so that you just need to flip the curtain to get an entirely new look. But make sure to remember to get these in nice colors, to add to the coziness.
6. Open spaces are interactive and cozier. Restrict using large and heavy space dividers; instead opt for low height furniture, like bookshelves or consoles to dictate your space divisions. This not only makes the overall space seem larger, but also the interaction between the spaces makes it nice and warm.
7. Accessories add the final but all-important touches to your interiors for winter. Candles, for example, are particularly dramatic pieces in winter because they suggest light and warmth – two things that Mother Nature doesn’t provide that time of year.