Keep your home this winter warm

2016-04-27 06:00
Layers can help you decorate your home and keep it warm throughout the cold months without switching on the heater.                                          PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Layers can help you decorate your home and keep it warm throughout the cold months without switching on the heater. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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THE chilly mornings and evenings are a precursor for the colder winter ahead. And even though winter is not here just yet, it’s never too early to start planning your winter décor.

Homeowners can use assorted bold textures, layers of fabric, warm woods and cushions to warm up. Here’s how to keep your home warm …

• Add layering

Layers of texture can add a level of warmth to an otherwise sterile room. What’s important when layering textures is to look for a common thread that will tie all the elements together. This can be a colour, a pattern or the use of neutral colours to highlight colours that are already in the room.

• Insulate windows

Leaky windows can make a room chilly unless you have double glazing. Applying weatherproofing strips around window frames will cut down on draughts. Windows also let out a large amount of heat during the colder months so it’s always a good idea to have a set of winter drapes on hand.

• Opt for wood pieces

Not only is wood a natural insulator but it also makes a room feel warmer.

Nowadays, you can find inexpensive alternatives to real wood if you don’t want to go through the hassle of cladding walls. For example, now you can buy wood-look wallpaper or vinyl planks that look almost as good as the real thing. These are also easier to install.

• Accessories are a must

Apply the layering method to floors, walls and furniture.

Layers can help you decorate your home and keep it warm throughout the colder months without switching on the heater.

Use throws and knitted rugs to keep warm when relaxing in the evenings.

- www.home-dzine.co.za


Applying weatherproofing strips around
window frames will cut down on draughts

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