12 steps to turn your house into a cozy shelter for autumn-winter

12 steps to turn your house into a cozy shelter for autumn-winter

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Undoubtedly, the seasons in which we spend more time at home are autumn and winter. Therefore, preparing our home and making it cozy to hibernate during the cold months is very necessary. A blanket, many cushions, a fireplace (or candles if we can't have a fireplace at home), a tea, a good book ... Can you think of a better plan?

The decoration is a great ally to shelter your house. The colors, textures, prints, smells ... will help you get it. To make those evenings at home perfect, follow these 12 steps and create your private shelter.

Advertising - Read on below 1 Make your home your refuge

One of the warmest materials is wood. Use it in furniture and floors, and extend it through the wall to give your house that air cottage so cozy. In this room, the same oak on the pavement covers the chimney wall and the side logger. If you decorate with candles and lanterns, you will warm the atmosphere even more. Project, by interior designer Cristina Carbonell.

Get warm
Is it the same home as insert or cassette? No. The insert does not need work, it has fans, it heats up slowly and distributes the heat to other rooms. The home requires work, does not usually carry fans, it is quickly fanned and accumulates heat only in the room where it is located. Fireplace, from Fugar.

2 Hiberna at home

In your kingdom -the sofa-, surround yourself with textiles that protect from the cold with warm textures, such as velvets, panas, wool ... either in upholstery, plaids or cushions that invite you to practice the nesting while it was raining.

Anti leakage
The windows are a key point where the heat goes. Maybe it's time to change yours for others with thermal break. In Gancedo they advise to dress them with light curtains that let the scarce rays of winter light pass and add thicker curtains that give intimacy and warmth at night.

In the picture, cushions in 40 x 40 cm, pink (€ 29.90) and stripes (€ 39.90); quilts (€ 99.90 each), baskets (€ 43.50 each) and hand-woven carpet (€ 304.90), all from Rice.

3 Choose autumnal prints

In addition to warm materials and dark colors - gray, navy blue, green or burgundy - opt for reasons that evoke the change of season with botanical designs or tartan print, which continues to rise. Sanderson fabrics: of the cushions, in 140 cm wide, with sheets (€ 83.84 / m) and pineapples (€ 70.13 / m), from the collection Elysian; on the sofa and wool checkered cushion, in 142 cm wide, from the collection Islay Wools (€ 128.57 / m). All in Gancedo.

4 Shelter the wall ... and the rest

Wallpaper is a good resource to raise the visual temperature of your home a few degrees. It is usual to use it on the wall, but you can also beautify ceilings with it, the interior of drawers or the bottom of the shelves. Surrender to the beauty of country, vintage or vegetable designs, such as wallpaper Paiony, from the collection Ceylanfrom Casamance; at 10.05 m x 70 cm (€ 131.64 / roll).

5 Cover the floor with carpets

How much the Russian czars knew that they used them to isolate themselves from the icy temperatures in their territories! Choose models that convey warm sensations for their fabric - wool, cotton ... - for their color palette - reds, garnets and oranges - or for their warp: the greater the number of fibers accumulate per cm2, the warmer they are. Berber carpets with long hair are fully up-to-date, as are the dhurries or short-haired kilims, like this one, by Sacum, chosen by the Egue and Seta studio.

6 Change the bedding and take out the blankets

Did you know that the darker an object is, the more heat it absorbs? In the bedroom choose a comforter and accompany it - as we suggest from the textile firm Gancedo - with bedding in neutral and dark tones, pillows to be comfortable and a carpet that provides warmth. When you lie down, you can leave the cushions in baskets, next to the bed. From the firm Ib Laursen: bamboo baskets (€ 90.75 / 2), striped carpet (€ 215) and cotton blanket (€ 20.75).

7 Put a Nordic in your bed

Are you cold? The advantage of the Nordics is that you can choose the filling from a wide range of possibilities. So that you do not wake up in the middle of the night with an excess of heat, choose a light one - that does not weigh in excess - breathable and with a good thermal insulator. There are different materials depending on the cold you feel at home. You have them of fiber with antifungal and anti-mite treatments, and also of pen and down: the higher the percentage of them they contain, the better their quality.

Big time
Whether geometric, paisley or floral motifs, XL designs look more on large surfaces - such as this wall on which the headboard rests - and can shelter the space better than the mini ones. Paper Carmen, from Eijffinger, distributed by Coordonné (€ 296.61 / 3 x 1.5 m mural).

8 Bet on hot tones

The traditional color palette that evokes nature, based on warm colors such as siena, ocher, walnut or mustard, is extended during the colder months in both tones and nuances. The objective? Achieve a cozy and sophisticated atmosphere, like this one. Ecological extra matte paint Majestic Pure Colorin tone Amber Red, from Jotun (€ 39.90 / 4 l).

9 Drink comforting drinks

If you arrive home unchecked, this wise resource is infallible to get warm. Prepare a steaming drink and serve it in a large bowl. The feeling of embracing it with both hands and feeling its warmth is priceless. Would you like to become an expert @ barista and learn how to draw drawings on your cappuccino? Sign up for a Latte Art course or advanced tastings taught by the Spanish Coffee Institute, Mug, from the firm Affari (€ 7.45).

10 Connect with nature

Seasonality means the end of flowers and the entry of other interior options more in line with the new season, but just as beautiful! Walk around the nursery and choose green plants to decorate your house. Place them staggered - on the floor, a stool and a side table - or suspended. From Nordal: hanging pot (€ 18), plaid (€ 135) and rattan hanger (€ 9).

11 Place an autumn flower

If your favorite varieties do not occur during this season, opt for dried or preserved flowers and you will achieve a warm atmosphere. The first are achieved by natural dehydration and are ideal for a rustic look, but soon lose their color. The latter are treated, replacing the sap with glycerin and other plant elements. Thus they maintain their natural appearance and last for years, ”explains Florist María Sánchez, of Flores on the Swing.

In the picture, bowl (€ 57), vase (€ 11.50) and Lenny Bank (€ 719), from Bloomingville.

12 Opt for evocative aromas

Take home, through scented candles, the unmistakable odors of winter more suggestive: roasted chestnuts, firewood, cinnamon ... From the firm Lene Bjerre: candles (from € 3.75), Cinetta candle holders (€ 8.75) and Kumari knit plaid (€ 180).


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