As the temperature starts to drop, curling up at home with a good book and a steaming mug of hot chocolate sounds like the ultimate night in. From soft throw blankets to dimmed lighting, there are many small ways to make your apartment feel extra cozy during the fall and winter seasons. At Lincoln Property Company, we strive to provide our residents with a variety of spacious, comfortable layouts to cater to every need. If you’re looking for ways to add small touches to make a big impact on your comfort level at home, here are a few ways to warm up your surroundings.
Set The Mood With Lighting: Opt out of using your overhead lights and reach for your lamps instead. By brightening up small spaces instead of putting a spotlight on the whole apartment, you’ll create a calmer, more relaxed area. Use your bigger, brighter lamps for large gatherings and keep it small with a table or desk lamp for more intimate gatherings or a night in.
Choose Warm Colors: Add touches of deeper colors, such as a toasty burnt orange or a deep red, to heat up a neutral color palette. Red and orange colors can bring a feeling of heat to a room, while cooler tones such as blues or purples can have a calming effect. Throw pillows, blankets, colorful coffee table books, or unique paintings are easy ways to change up your surroundings without much effort.
Spice It Up: One of the first things people notice when entering a room is the scent. Whether you prefer a plug-in or an oil diffuser, pick scents that are creamy, musky, or spicy. Scents such as Apple Cinnamon or Vanilla are inviting, cozy, and usually associated with the act of baking – a favorite pastime of many during the holiday season!
Play With Textures: Use a variety of textures in your decor to create a calming effect in your apartment. Big, wool throw blankets or chunky knit throw pillows are perfect for re-creating a comfy, cabin-like atmosphere. Textured paintings, gold leaf detailing, and shaggy rugs can quickly take a room from bland to bold.
Take advantage of the colder weather and use it for inspiration in decorating your apartment! Alternatively, if you’re looking for ways to forget about the cold weather, read here on how to turn your living room into your own personal getaway.
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