Day: August 5, 2020

Keys To Achieving A Cozy Home

When it comes to decorating the house it is very important to give it a nice touch that makes the people who live in it feel like nowhere else. It is about achieving a feeling of warmth and comfort that, especially on these cold days , makes them prefer to stay at home instead of leaving it. Here are some tips to achieve this.

 

Colors

 

On walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, enclosures, textiles, accessories and any other object that is at home. Color is in everything and having a cozy home will depend, in large part, on it. Colors are capable of transmitting sensations, including warmth. Those in charge of achieving this will be the whites and neutrals such as gray, greens, blues and yellows in pastel tones, the entire range of violet, and earth tones such as reds, oranges and chocolates. The key is to combine the ones you like most harmoniously throughout the house.

 

The materials

 

From coatings, to furniture, through accessories and textiles. Depending on the materials with which all these elements have been manufactured, the room will have a more or less warm atmosphere. Among those that are more welcoming, we must highlight wood, stone or natural fibers. From light wood or wrought iron furniture, through stone walls or accessories made of wicker or leather, to wallpaper with plain or floral motifs. The coverings of the house and the elements that compose it are essential to achieve this warmth.

 

The lighting

 

Achieving a cozy atmosphere also means achieving perfect lighting. In addition to enhancing the entry of natural light into each of the rooms, we must try to achieve indirect ambient and point light, which make the room a more intimate and warm place. Lamps, especially those with a fabric shade, are practical and decorative elements, perfect for achieving a more welcoming atmosphere.

 

Textiles

 

You must know how to choose the right fabrics: wool, cotton, silk, velvets, stuffed with feathers … that make up blankets, rugs, cushions, pillows, quilts, bedspreads , curtains and other essential elements. It is also necessary to ensure that the colors and patterns do not clash with the rest of the decoration and create a harmonious set. The perfect colors for textiles will be whites and neutrals, violets, yellows, blues and greens in shades of pastels, oranges, reds and chocolates.

 

The complements

 

From renovated classics such as fireplaces, through intimate candles, plants that give warmth to the home, or upholstery. Accessories are one more factor to make the home cozy and, above all, to personalize it. Hence the indispensable use of works of art and / or photographs to give a warm, intimate and personal touch to the home.

4 Styles To Decorate The House At Christmas

Starting this week, homes begin to decorate and prepare for Christmas. Shops and shop windows are already stocked with Christmas decorations, offering a wide variety of decorative styles . With all this variety, knowing which style is best for each house can be difficult.

To create a successful Christmas decoration it is important to take into account the existing style in each home as well as the effect that you want to create in it during this time of year. The styles are many and very varied, here you can discover four of them …

Traditional style

The most traditional Christmas has a rustic air . Its main characteristic is the use of organic decoration, with elements that can be found in nature itself. Traditional Christmas decorations create warm and welcoming homes that bring together entire families around the table or in front of the fireplace on these dates.

How to get a traditional look

  • Use a combination of red and white colors, typically Christmas
  • Decorate with organic and natural elements, such as pinecones, mistletoe, poinsettias, cinnamon sticks and the like
  • Choose a natural fir tree and decorate it with balls and traditional ornaments such as stars, angels, flakes snow … or other handmade
  • Add a touch of sparkle by also incorporating gold ornaments

Scandinavian style

The minimalist aesthetic so characteristic of Nordic design is also present in Christmas decorations. The Scandinavian style takes its inspiration from the snowy natural landscape, typical of this time of year in those countries.

How to get a Scandinavian style

  • Use a minimalist black and white color scheme.
  • Choose ornaments and wrapping paper with simple, geometric designs.
  • An alternative to the traditional fir are artificial trees made of wood
  • Add a touch of warmth by also incorporating natural wood ornaments

Contemporary style

Like the Scandinavian style, the contemporary one is also inspired by the white Christmas, although the difference with the previous one is in the richness of its ornamentation. This is an elegant and sophisticated style with a very festive air.

How to get a contemporary look

  • Use a predominantly white color palette
  • Combine white with silver, cut glass and mirror ornaments
  • An alternative to the traditional Christmas fir tree is fully white artificial trees, decorated with ornaments also in white and silver
  • Add an extra touch informal to decoration with balls and paper ornaments

Eclectic style

The eclectic look is achieved by combining elements of different styles, although similar in shape, color or texture. It is a celebration of contrasts that aims to create an original decoration full of personality .

How to get an eclectic look

  • Combine different colors repeating the same color combination in all the decorative elements to achieve consistency and cohesion
  • Combine vintage elements with more modern ones
  • Decorate the tree with handmade ornaments
  • Add a personal touch with decorative objects of sentimental value