Preparing for the Winter

The title sounds so dramatic but it really isn’t. This is just a simple guide and tips on how to prepare your home come winter time. Some winter decors and actually preparing your home to combat the cold. Without further ado, here they are.

  • Curtains

A great first step in preparing your house during winter seasons starts with your window curtains or drapes. A winter themed one will absolutely look fantastic while also serving an important function of warming the area. It will add an additional layer of barrier to counter the cold weather and guests as well as people passing by will appreciate the look if you opt to go for one with a winter themed style.

  • Rugs and Carpets

Rugs and carpets, much like the curtains, also do a double duty when it comes to function and design. It adds additional insulation, especially in areas of the house that are traffic heavy and with a good design, it can improve the overall look of your home.

  • Couch and Sofas

Adding a layer of cushion in your sofa will help in keeping it warm for you to be comfortable on. You can even go further and add sheets and bedding with winter themes on it to both improve the heating and the look of your sofas.

  • Sealing all drafts

This one is all about improving the heating of your entire home. You need to find all drafts in your house and seal them so that wind will not penetrate your house, causing it to lower the temperature even further. This might involve some work but in the end, it will be worth it because a warm house during winter is a necessity.

To seal the drafts, you need to employ either permanent solutions like caulking or weather stripping or temporary ones like towels or other thick fabrics to cover the sources. It’s up to you and if you have the budget, you should definitely opt for the permanent solutions so that you only do it this one time.

 

Tips for Redecorating your Home

I’ll start out this blog with some tips to help you redecorate your home.

A visually appealing and comfortable home is what everybody wants to go home to after a long day at work or even at school. Decorating your home so that the flaws are very well hidden if not completely eradicated and the strong points emphasized will take a lot of time and resources and not everybody has both. Here are some easy tips that I have found to be helpful, even on a tight budget.

Rearrange your sofa

A simple rearranging of your sofa can greatly improve the overall feel and look of your living room. If you have guests over frequently or even if it’s just you and your family sitting in the living room, a sofa arrangement wherein conversation is promoted will have a great effect on the feel of your home. Setting it in a U-shape formation or two sides facing each other can generate conversations more frequently. And healthy conversation with friends and family is always a good thing.

Don’t block the sun

Natural lighting will always be better than artificial. Having said that, if your house has an abundance of windows, take advantage of the sun. You can go for a contrasting look of heavy colored drapes but tied up or you can also go with a light colored theme that lets sunshine pass through.

Declutter

You don’t have to pay someone to declutter your home, that’s ridiculous. This is very easy to do and you don’t have to spend a dime to do something that you can do yourself.

A mirror makes a room seem more spacious and bigger than it actually is

Having a mirror in every room makes it look more spacious strategically placing it opposite of windows will make the room brighter as it can bounce off the natural sunlight. It doesn’t have to be the biggest window or the most expensive one that you can find. Even the budget ones with minimalistic designs or even frameless ones will be very good in improving the look and feel of your home.

Light and neutral colors

For this one, you may have to spend a little more than usual but it is a one time thing and it will improve your home for the best. Repainting the interior of your home with light and neutral colors will make it seem more spacious and brighter, improving the flow and feel of your house. This is basically the same concept as having mirrors in every room, the goal is to improve the flow of the house and make it larger than it actually is.

Having light and neutral colors will also make it easier to decorate your house due to its flexibility with color combinations. you can buy dark or light colored furniture and you won’t have a problem with overall look and flow.


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