We’re not far away from that time of year when you’ll be expected to put on your glad rags and get out to a party or two. Until that time comes, we completely understand if you’d rather stay inside. It’s cold and dark out there and it might even rain. We understand the urge to hibernate so we’re here to help you create your own refuge. You might not think of blinds as being the perfect accessory for winter, so here’s our guide to why blinds are perfect for making you feel cosy for winter.
Some winter nights are just glorious. Those clear, frosty skies when you can see the stars are simply beautiful. Then there are those evenings when the rain lashes against your windows or the darkness is simply depressing.
For the evenings where you want to shut out the night and snuggle down in front of the TV, blinds are the ideal solution. We make them to fit your windows exactly so they offer an extra layer of insulation against the cold. They’re also great for adding a splash of colour to your room. You can even layer them up with curtains to make your living room extra cosy.
The psychology of colour is a multi-million pound industry. Big business spends serious money on investigating how different colours make people feel. The great news is that you can use the information in your own home. You might associate winter with snowy white or ice blue but they’re only going to make you feel colder.
If you want to make your living room feel warmer for winter, think of a roaring fire. Reds and oranges can all combine to bring warmth to your colour scheme. Of course, we don’t expect you to redecorate with every change in season. Changing your blinds, cushion covers or adding a rug can make all the difference. A furry blanket is ideal for keeping you cosy on the sofa on a cold night, but you can pack it away when spring arrives.
When it’s dark outside you need the right lighting in your living room. We don’t know exactly why lights can help you feel warmer, but somehow they do. Even an image of a roaring fire on a TV screen can have us rubbing our hands for warmth! The right lighting can work in partnership with your blinds to highlight warm colours and really make them glow.
Bright lights can feel too cold at this time of year but a dimmer switch can create a softer effect and you can even use them with energy saving LED lights.
If there’s one thing guaranteed to make us feel chilly, it’s cold feet. Sinking your toes into a soft carpet makes you feel warmer instantly. Of course, wall to wall deep pile carpet may not be a practical option for you. If you have pets or small children ease of cleaning is going to be a key concern.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t warm things up. If you’ve chosen warmer colours for your blinds you can echo this in your other soft furnishings using your blinds as a starting point. You can choose a soft rug that will warm your toes and make the room feel cosier throughout.
Is your living room ready for winter? If you’d like to find out how a new blind can make your room feel warmer, get in touch.