The word warm doesn’t just refer to a level of heat. Warm is also a feeling you can have that makes your spirits soar, and it’s a feeling which can be experienced in the comfort of your own home. If you watch any of the home renovation shows, you see how the different homes that are purchased or renovated have different characteristics and feelings for each room.
Have you ever been to someone’s house, and it just felt cold? It might not have physically been cold inside their house, as far as temperature was concerned, but their house just had a cold, and almost lifeless feeling. Let me ask you this: what did the house look like on the inside? Was there a lot of dark colors? What exactly was it about their home that gave you the feeling of cold?
Well, there are a lot of factors that go into giving your home a personality, and most of the time, the way you decorate your home, and the personality you want to give your home, is a direct reflection of your own personality. If warm is the look and feel you want your home to display, then make sure you have these elements in your home to get you started.
When you think of warm, your mind automatically goes to heat. Once your mind goes to heat, you think of the color red or orange. If that’s the way your mind processes warm, then you’re off to a good start.
On the color spectrum, you have warm colors, cool colors, and neutral colors. When trying to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere, you want to style your home with variations of colors from the warm side of the color spectrum.
This can be an easy home decor project for you too, it doesn’t have to be a whole home renovation project. You can easily add warmth to any room by tossing in some decorative elements of red and orange. You can add red throw pillows to your couch, or have a patterned rug with warm colors, placed in your living room.
Your bed is supposed to be your comfort oasis, and literally your comfort zone. The key to comfort, essentially, is centered around your bed, and how you choose to decorate and style it. So, if that’s the case, then every aspect of your bed needs to meet, or exceed, your level of comfort in order for you to enjoy every aspect of sleep.
You first need to figure out the most important aspect about your bed, and that is if you prefer a soft bed, or a firm bed. Once you’ve figured out what type of bed you like, then you can move on to the other important aspect about your bed, which is the bedding.
Your bedding is important, because this is what will actually be touching your skin… from the sheets, to the pillows, and bedspreads. You want bedding that is soft to the touch, yet adds a touch of sophistication to your room as well.
Candles add a touch of literal warmth from heat, and from an ambience standpoint as well. These wax wonders definitely set the tone of any room, and can tickle your senses at the same time!
Candles come in different sizes and shapes, as well as different scents. The different types of scent your candles put off can also give your home a warm feeling. Scents such as cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and apple will certainly make your home smell like you’ve got something cooking in the oven, and can make you a little hungry too. That’s when your comfort foods can come into play!
Nothing says comfort like comfort foods. It’s perfectly fine to light your apple-cinnamon scented candles to make your house smell like an apple pie, but there’s nothing better than smelling the scent of an actual apple pie, then getting to eat it!
Cooking in general usually warms up your house, especially when you’re using the oven, but comfort foods are typically foods that are home cooked, warm, high in sugar, and high in carbs. Foods like macaroni & cheese, lasagna, beef stew, chicken and dumplings, and chocolate cake are all foods that console you, and make you feel happy. In most instances, comfort foods bring back happy memories from either your childhood, or just from a happy moment of the last time you ate that particular food.
Couches are normally found in living rooms and family rooms. If you have a big family, or frequently have friends and family over, you want to make the room they gather in the most comfortable, and the secret to success lies heavily in the seating.
When people enter your home, you want them to feel instantly comfortable and at home. One way of doing that is to provide them with comfortable seating. Comfortable seating can come in many forms such as a couch and loveseat, chaise lounge, or recliner chair. Whichever pieces of furniture you have, you want to make sure they’re comfortable, because ultimately, you want your guests to feel just as much at home as you do.