After a month of mild temperatures here in the Midwest, I awoke this morning to snow and a temperature of -6 degress Farenheit. Quite a difference from weeks past. In fact, the entire week is forecasted to be below freezing.
When the thermometer dips below freezing, all I want to do is cozy up with a cup a tea, a good book and a warm blanket. However, that will not be the order of the day as I will be taking down our Christmas decorations. While it may feel good to bring order back to the house, my house always looks stark for a while after the decorations are down. Not a good combination with those cold temperatures out there.
There are ways to bring warmth into your home without turning up the thermostat. For example, adding some cozy throw blankets to your space either on a sofa or in a basket add texture and warmth to a space.
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Add velvet, kilim, or velour textured pillows. They are not only warm to the touch but add visual warmth as well. The ones pictured below in a knit and embellished with fur is the perfect touch.
Want warmth underfoot? Sure slippers can do the trick but why not add a cozy rug to add warmth to any space. This one is less than $250 for an 8' x 10', how can you go wrong?
Cover your windows. Adding curtain panels not only adds color and texture to a space, but it also keeps out annoying drafts. These panels not only look great but they are lined to control temperature and light.
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Give it the midas touch. Gold is a warm hue and therefore adds warmth to a space. Adding a few touches here and there can bring some coziness to a space.
Warm up your space with decor that has texture and weight. Shags, fur, velvet and heavy silk all provide visual and actual warmth. Touches of gold create spaces that are cozy and inviting. Hey, they not only look great, but they will make you comfortable as well.