Home owners don’t need to take on a major overhaul to make their homes feel warmer this winter. Design Sponge blogger Grace Bonney says adding soft fabrics, warm lighting, and textures can help. Imagine how potential buyers will feel as they step in from the cold.
Add floor lighting. Keep lamps low and glowing during the winter months to help a space feel cozier and warmer.
Use throws. Try a throw or blanket draped along with custom sofas, chair, or on the edge of a bed.
Add texture. You can add texture with blankets and throws or even on the walls. Plaster finishes or exposed lathe can add warmth to a space.
Try upholstery. Tufted headboards and cozy upholstered benches can add color and patterns to warm up the room.
Get more pointers on how to use pillows in staging from our Styled, Staged & Sold blog.
Layer pillows. Add more pillows to couches and beds. Try to mix in pillows with soft textures too, like cable knitting or faux fur.
Add curtains and bedskirts. Bonney notes that voluminous curtains and bedskirts can make a space feel warmer. Use soft, natural fabrics like linen or even velvet to cozy up a space.
Source: “10 Ways to Make Any Room Feel Cozier,” Design Sponge (Feb. 10, 2017)
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