Every home can benefit from adding a touch of warmth and comfort.
Having a place that’s inviting—one that attracts you and your guests to linger longer—makes for an enjoyable and relaxing environment. What’s even better is that it doesn’t take much to make your space cosy and inviting, regardless of the warm and tropical weather in Singapore, year-round.
In this article, we’ve got 10 ways to help you create a warm and cosy home—but fair warning, they may make you never want to leave!
Let the Sunshine In: Make the most out of sunlight! Leave your curtains open during the day to let in as much sunshine as possible and take advantage of the warmth it lends to your living room. When it gets dark, shut your curtains and retain warmth in the room.
Add Warmth Underfoot: Your wooden floors may look and feel refreshing in the heat, but they can easily feel cold at night. Warm them up by adding large area rugs particularly in strategic places such as next to the bed, in the living room or in front of your reading nook.
Update Your Bedding: Crisp cotton and linen are by far the most recommended bedding fabrics for the warm and humid climate in Singapore. They are breathable, absorbent, and more importantly, allow the air to circulate the body hence, keeping you cool at night.
Accessorise with Plants: Nothing adds life into space better than plants. They make it feel like the kind of place you want to spend a hot afternoon. Pop natural foliage on tabletops, ledges, and windowsills and you have an instant, budget-friendly fix to transform your home into a warm and inviting environment.
Introduce Wood: Wooden features—be they a footstool, side table, or stacked firewood—make a great addition to your living room furniture in Singapore. They not only add a touch of rustic vibe to your interior design but also evoke the feeling of being in a resthouse.
Warm Up Your Wall: The colour of the room is often an underestimated factor in warming up a home. But, while subtle, they make a significant impact on the overall feel of the space. For a warm and relaxing ambience, use warmer shades like oranges, yellow, or neutral colours such as ivory white, taupe or grey.
Pay Attention to Lighting: To continue with the warm theme, don’t be afraid to play around your lighting. Switch out cool-toned bulbs for the warm ones and make sure to invest in table lamps with dimmers. You might as well furnish with some scented candles to complement your décor
Display Artworks and Framed Pictures: Putting up artworks and pictures of loved ones instantly adds personality to any room. Besides hanging them up to the wall, you can also use large-scale prints and posters and lean them against a wall.
Layer Up: On top of all these, the most effective way to make your home warm and inviting is by layering your furniture with throws and pillows. Most bedroom furniture suppliers in Singapore recommend layering a bed with a comforter or throws and adding pillows or cushions of different shapes, textures and sizes.
Don’t Forget the Fur: Nothing says cosy quite like faux fur. Whether you use it as another layer in your bed or as a carpet in the living room, this material will keep your home looking cute and toasty. Other great options that would work just the same are a chunky knit, silk, or felted fabric.
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