With freezing cold temperatures and snow right around the corner, now is the perfect time to create a more cozy living space for hibernating this winter in New Jersey. The good news is that making a huge difference in the feel of your home doesn’t require a major renovation. Instead, all you’ll need to do is strategically purchase a few design elements like lighting fixtures, textiles, or decor, as well as looking at some terrific living room and bedroom furniture from Fireside Furniture.
We promise the effort will be worth it—you’ll be logging some serious hours on your couch, watching movies on Netflix. These three tips will provide you with some much-needed design and decor inspiration:
Add a few comfy throw pillows and a blanket
When browsing for new throw pillows for your couch or bed, try to find pillows that are wrapped in fabrics that are popular in the winter. For example, a throw pillow that’s covered in a chunky cream knit fabric or fuzzy sherpa will transform your living space into a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for something a little more understated, jewel tones like ruby, emerald, and sapphire, will bring a winter-friendly pop of color to any room.
If you’re planning on putting your new throw pillows on your couch, the larger pillows should be nearest to its arms. Throw pillows should gradually get smaller as they move toward the inside of the couch. Another general rule of thumb is that they should be displayed in odd numbers—groups of three or five pillows will be the most visually appealing.
On those really cold days, there’s nothing better than wrapping yourself up into a burrito with a soft blanket. Be sure to opt for a blanket that’s made with fabrics like wool, cotton, and fleece as these will keep you the warmest. If you’re keen on leaning into winter trends, a synthetic fur or chunky knit throw blanket will be a hit when your friends come over to visit.
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Purchase a new lamp or string lights
In the winter, there’s much less sunshine and this has a serious impact on one’s mood. In addition to candle light, a few table lights can brighten up your living space like you wouldn’t believe. Doubling as a stunning piece of decor, a floor or table lamp emits a softer, warmer glow than ceiling lighting. Just because it’s dark and dreary outside, doesn’t mean that the inside of your home has to have the same unappealing feel.
With some of the most important holidays taking place in the winter, the outside of your house will likely be decorated in gorgeous string lights. But what’s stopping you from hanging string lights throughout the interior of your home? Like a table or floor lamp, string lights can add a soft glow to your living space, bringing you joy every time you switch them on.
Make use of a cozy fireplace
If your hands and feet are constantly cold, even when bundled up at home, then making use of a cozy fireplace will be nothing short of life-changing. Depending on your budget, installing a built-in fireplace might not be an option. Thankfully, a portable fireplace will also do the trick and can be moved from room to room. These types of fireplaces are ventless and use ethanol, which is safe for burning inside of the home.
With portable fireplaces, the heat that gets emitted is different from the flame, which is typically an LED light bulb that’s arranged in a way that resembles a fiery flame. Like you would with a built-in fireplace, a portable fireplace should be turned off before leaving the house or going to bed. While they are not dangerous, it’s important to follow the safety guidelines and instructions when using your portable fireplace.
Stop By Fireside Furniture To Spruce Up The Home
The truth is, there’s a lot of great things you can do in your home to make it more cozy this winter-but the most important thing is the family and people you have in your home with you. But you also want them to be comfortable! So stop by our massive showroom on Route 23 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey to check out some great furniture and make sure your family is happy this winter!