After spending what feels like a lifetime stuck in your own home over the last 18 months, you may be getting tired of seeing the same furniture, the same wallpaper, the same rug over and over again, and with winter on its way you are only going to be spending even more time indoors. If you feel like you need a change of scenery then let us guide you to make the right steps to improve your house immeasurably, here are five ways to spruce up your interior décor for winter 2021.
Add some colour
It may seem like a simple solution, but adding some colour to an otherwise neutral room can make the world of difference when it comes to interior design. Got a grey sofa that bores you to death every time you look at it? Try adding a throw over the top to bring back some life to it. Those wooden dining chairs looking a little dull? Some vibrant cushions would fix that in a heartbeat. It is little fixes like these that turn a monotone room into a charming and welcoming environment. This is not to say throw out every neutral or muted item of furniture you own, as too many colours may turn your living room into a kaleidoscope of contrasting tones, instead learn what colours go with what and simply use your items of furniture as vessels to bring some character to any room.
Spice up your walls
It is all too common these days to see houses filled with rooms with the same off-white walls (we all know the colour I am talking about) so take this as an opportunity to break the mould and spice things up. You could keep it on the simple side and just repaint the room in a different colour, or wallpaper it with a pattern that suits you and the room, or you could go a bit more out there and experiment with feature walls that draw the eyes to it as soon as someone enters the room. Even if you do not want to change the colour of the walls, try hanging up some new artwork, not only does this add a new focal point to the wall, but adds character to a room and can act as the final touch to really bring the place together.
Change the flooring
If you have been treading on the same worn carpet for years, or have gotten tired of feeling the cold bite of winter every time you step onto your wooden floor, then it is time to do something about it. Changing the carpet to something fresh not only provides you with a new spring in your step, but again can change the entire feel of the room, depending on what colour you go for, combining this with a new wall colour can drastically change the vibe in a room. If changing the carpet is too drastic then adding a rug to the place is definitely the right call, adding a pattern to a monochrome carpet, or adding a soft spot to a wooden floor can again make all the difference to your interior décor.
Add some greenery
Plants are a fantastic way of bringing some new life to your house, literally. Some greenery in your house adds a calming tone to your interior, and can even bring some refreshing smells to an otherwise scentless room. Going from a simple vase of flowers on the dining table is a subtle but nice touch to any home, or you could go full Amazon Rainforest and invest in a whole garden of indoor plants, the choice is up to you. You could even get some herbs in your kitchen, allowing you to have closest farm to table experience of your culinary life.
Invest in some new lights
To really set the right mood during those cold winter nights, the right lighting is essential to any home redecoration. If your lights are too bright and clinical then you could end up feeling like you are in a hospital waiting room, though if you have a large living room with only one lamp then you will eventually have to traverse the room by touch when it gets too dark, so make sure you have the correct balance and illuminate the room properly. Fairy lights have really come back into fashion so as to make your bedroom or sitting space into a warmer environment, and LED lights that connect to your phone allow you to set the scene in whatever shade you fancy, so take advantage of what is on offer and prepare yourself properly for these long nights ahead.
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