3 Smart Steps To A Warm Winter-Ready Home18th December 2018
As winter begins to set in for the long haul, it’s important that your home is ready for the harsher elements of the season – particularly the cold. From the irresistible temptation of the snooze button amongst the cosiness of a thick duvet in a morning to the welcoming embrace of a roaring evening fire, having a warm winter-ready home is one of winter’s finest luxuries. Today, we’ll show you how to achieve it in just three smart and simple steps, helping you to create a welcome relief from the outside.
When the colder weather strikes, there’s no better way to spend an evening than curled up on the living room sofa next to the fire. Creating this cosy and rustic home environment starts with your interior colour choices, so be sure to warm up your space through smart use of colour.
Colours constituted as ‘warm’ typically make up the side of the colour wheel comprised of reds, yellows, oranges – and the various combinations of these colour types – mixing well with neutral tones like whites, blacks and greys.
These warm colours aren’t just great for adding personality to a room, however, but can also create the illusion of intimacy in larger rooms to create a cosier and therefore warmer atmosphere. Moreover, psychological studies suggest that these colours physically warm up the human body by causing an increase in adrenalin, breathing rate, blood pressure and consequently body temperature.
As such, adding a lick of fresh paint to your interior this winter can be a great way to bring an added layer of warmth to your home, without shelling out on costly heating bills.
Of course, there’s no better way to ensure your home is winter-ready than to have a snuggly home set-up tailored for comfort.
Throughout the winter season, blankets and duvets are your best friends. From thick throws to soft blankets, aim for layers of different materials and thicknesses to be versatile enough to combat any level of cold and create added cosiness.
The addition of a smart and snug ottoman bed to any bedroom is a great way of ensuring your home is winter-ready, with the multi-functionality of a bed and storage combo providing the perfect weapon against the cold. Simply cuddle up in bed, storing the reinforcements of extra blankets underneath for quick and easy access to those much-needed layers.
From the old school warming method of thick, cosy layering to the winter-ready home of the 21st century, embracing toasty technology is the modern defence mechanism against those plummeting winter temperatures.
Our Mi|Home Heating Pack is perhaps the most convenient and efficient way of heating any room in the house at the touch of a button. The bundle consists of three radiator valves that connect up to our programmes, enabling you to regulate the room to specific temperatures and timings through the convenience of a mobile application.
Whether you’re looking to pre-heat your home before you arrive or simply find yourself too wrapped up in bed to go and turn the heating on, embracing these modern smart home technologies is undoubtedly the easiest and most effective way of ensuring your home can fight off the cold this winter season.
Following these three steps will help ensure your home is warm and winter-ready, providing the perfect escape from the bitter cold of the outside.
Shuayb Patel works at OWO Living, specialists in stylish home furniture and beds.