Home To Haven: How To Create A More Comfortable Space
Our homes have become the centre of our universe in the last year and many of us will be spending more time at home than usual in the weeks and months to come. With homeworking likely to be more commonplace in the future and restrictions still in place, it has never been more important to be comfortable at home. In this guide, we’ll explore some simple ways to turn your house into a haven.
Soft furnishings and textures
One of the simplest and most effective ways to create more inviting, welcoming and cosy spaces is using soft furnishings to add texture to a room. Depending on your taste and style, the size of the room and the season, you can opt for anything from faux fur and wool to cotton, jute, linen and velvet. Use rugs in hallways, living areas and bedrooms, chuck throws on couches and beds and scatter cushions around to inject colour, add warmth and carry design themes and new trends. In the spring and summer, swapping heavier fabrics for lightweight materials and choosing fresh, vibrant shades and patterns is an excellent way to prepare for warmer climes and longer days. You can use cotton and linen cushion covers and bamboo or jute floor coverings and embrace florals, botanical prints or tropical designs. Tones of yellow and green, blush pink and pastel shades are ideal for a spring revamp.
We all know that the UK is a bit of a phenomenon when it comes to the weather. Even during the height of the summer, we can experience four seasons in a day. Getting the temperature right is key to creating comfortable spaces that make us feel relaxed. It’s always beneficial to take steps to ensure your home is warm or cool enough. Invest in efficient heating or cooling systems, use a thermostat and keep up with general maintenance. As the summer approaches, check AC units and contact a reputable company that offers 24 hour AC service if you have any problems. You can also keep your home cool by opening the windows and leaving internal doors open to let the air circulate. In the winter, you can use fires or log burners to increase the temperature or snuggle up with blankets and throws. Insulation is also key to boosting energy efficiency and reducing bills.
There’s nothing quite like sinking into a sumptuous sofa or getting into bed after a long day and feeling your body instantly relax. Choosing the right furniture plays a crucial role in making your home more comfortable. You want your living room, your office and your boudoir to look fabulous, but you also want to look forward to curling up on the sofa or jumping into bed. Test out chairs, sofas and mattresses before you buy and try not to get carried away with aesthetics. Even the most eye-catching couch will soon lose its appeal if it’s hard and uncomfortable. It’s particularly important to invest in comfortable furniture if you’re working from home. You will need an adjustable chair that provides support for your back and encourages good posture.
Most of us are spending more time at home than ever and our homes have become our sanctuaries. If you’re keen to spruce up or revamp your home to add comfort, take these simple tips on board.