Autumn is definitely here and although the colder weather has started setting in, you may still feel reluctant to switch on that heating in your home.
But what if we told you that you can make your home feel warmer without having to worry about your heating bill? Believe it or not, the way that you decorate your home can have a massive impact on how warm you will feel, simply using material and colour!
Want to know how? Wonder no longer! Here are out 3 tips on how to keep your home feeling warm and cosy this autumn without running up a huge heating bill!
Make Use of Colour
Colour is a great way to evoke a feeling of warmth in a room without needing to turn up the heat. Colours such as red and orange are great way to make a room feel cosy as well as making your room feel a bit more autumnal!
Try to incorporate these colours in your furnishings; maybe add a few red cushions to your sofa or find an attractive rug to add as an eye-catching element to your room. However you want to incorporate colour, using a warmer colour palette in your room will definitely create a more homely, cosy environment.
Play Around With Different Materials
Harder surfaces can often make a room feel colder, especially if they are a cooler colour such as grey. This can be especially prominent in the kitchen, with many food preparation areas using hard materials.
But before you rush off you buy a new worktop for your breakfast bar, why not incorporate different materials which warm up these cooler tones? Using thicker materials for placemats on worktops are a great way to warm up the kitchen environment even when the oven is switched off!
Alternatively, you could invest in a natural stone which emits warmth all year round such as products in our wide range of quartz worktops in Cheshire.
Bring Nature Inside
Even though it’s cold outside, bringing a bit of nature indoors can be a great way to make a room feel more interesting without making a room feel too cold.
This can be through outdoor plants which can thrive inside as well as out or through natural materials in your furnishings.
Woods and natural stones can add an element of warmth when used correctly within a room and as we have mentioned previously, the colour of these materials will play a bit part in how your room will feel.
Warm-toned wood floors are a fantastic way to create a rustic warmth within the home and even granite tiles can create a sophisticated natural warmth, especially when the heating is turned on as the stones will absorb heat and keep your home nice and warm for longer.
Having a warm house doesn’t always require the fire to be roaring in every room. With more people wanting to save on their energy bills, it’s important to realise that there are things you can do to make your home feel warmer without feeling like you have to switch the heating on when the weather begins to get cold.
Our luxury granite and quartz worktops in Cheshire include a fantastic range of natural materials which are perfect for creating a more homely feel in your property. For more information, contact us today by calling 01704 228 574 and we will be more than happy to help you find the perfect product for your needs.