The days are getting shorter, and the approaching winter season is forcing us out of our deck chairs and into our cosy arm chairs. As we spend more time indoors, it can be hard to stay energetic and keep up the good spirit. But have you ever thought of updating your home to beat the winter blues? With these 5 cosy and light interior design ideas you can make your house look cheery and feel warm at the same time. See what you can change around the house!
Create more light
Daylight is important for human beings. Research suggests that our health, well-being, moods and social interactions can benefit from more daylight exposure. So in winter, when days are darker and shorter, it’s good to make as much use of natural light as possible during the day and create a well-lit environment when it starts to get dark. There are a few light interior design tricks to achieve this:
Add warm materials
To create a comfortable and cosy interior design, adding warm materials to your home is a must. Soft to the touch, thick and insulating, but used sparingly and strategically. That way, there are enough materials to keep you comfy but not so many that your home feels cluttered and sleepy. A few interior design ideas:
Add a cheery colour
Sometimes it really helps to add an accent colour to your home to keep the sunshine in! Warm yellow or lively green make for a cheery atmosphere. Try to imagine what colour would boost your energy, and incorporate it consistently in one or multiple rooms. Some helpful interior design ideas:
Even though this may seem like the least inspiring chore, a good tidying up session can do wonders for your home. With all the clutter put back where it belongs - or sorted to be given/thrown away – your house will feel much more spacious and brighter. Plan an afternoon for it, put coffee and snacks at the ready and get going!
Outdoors, plants and flowers give up their colours during winter, but it can be a real pick-me-up to add some greenery indoors. Ask for advice at the shop for which plants will fit you: easy to maintain, air-purifying, maybe non-poisonous if you have kids... Some nice ideas:
Whether you create more light, tidy up or add warm materials, colour or life to your home – cosy and light interior design can really help to beat the winter blues. Have you got any interior design ideas of your own? Share them with the rest of us in the comments below!
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