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5 Easy Ways to Warm-Up Your Living Space

Posted by Susa Guhl on 06/06/2014
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One of the most frequent comments I hear from buyers is that a home space looks sterile, cold or uninviting. 

Whether you’re thinking about selling, or are simply wanting to breathe some new life into your home, a few simple touches could make all the difference.

Here are 5 easy ways to add warmth to your living space:

1. Warm Colours

Warm shades which complement the existing colours in the room will work wonders in adding warmth. A coat of paint, even if it’s just to one wall, is the easiest way to add warmth without adding ‘stuff’.

Also, think about the colour of your upholstery, linen, mats and cushions. 

Yellow, orange, red and all their shades and tones are warm. They are great at reflecting natural lighting filling the room with light and warmth. 

2. Choose natural materials. 

Natural materials, for example a rustic wooden table, woollen rugs and beeswax candles help to convey a sense of organic warmth. 

3. Decorate with nature.

Pot plants and flowers add life, making a room more inviting. 

4. Add textures.

Opt for chunky throws, nubby wool upholstery, puffy armchairs and couches adorned with cushions, or a statement metallic bowl. 

5. Use light as décor. 

Throw open the curtains or blinds during the day to maximise natural light. In the evening, a few candles or string of white lights can create a romantic, magical glow.

Remember adding warmth is not about adding clutter.

What additional tips do you have for adding warmth to a room?  

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