Give your rooms the instant soft glow of a hearth
(NC)— As cool breezes blow in, families return their focus to nesting, so some quick décor changes can help stave off winter's chill while making the most of your indoor environment. Take a look at these ideas from Dimplex, a leader in innovative electric heating:
Inviting lighting – It can soften even the harshest spaces. Swapping out unforgiving overhead lights for gentler dimmer-controlled options, low table lamps, and candles adds a soft glow while providing flattering illumination and controlled light intensity.
Incorporate natural elements –The natural soft glow of a flame can instantly add warmth and comfort to a space. The addition of a hearth creates a calming atmosphere that brings the outside in. For example, the creative designers at Dimplex have now delivered electric mantels, wall mounts and media consoles with simple plug-and-go installation that makes it easy for anyone to add the glow of a realistic flame to any size space.
Layer on the warmth – Adding throw blankets and a few extra pillows contribute instant luxurious comfort. Wools, heavy satins and velvet provide natural warmth that begs you to snuggle in with a good read.
Comforting scents –Cold weather also stimulates the desire for nourishing comfort foods. Put a simple sauce on the stove for a long, slow simmer, or fill your home with the scent of a homemade potpourri by adding mixes of fresh citrus, herbs and spices and water in a pot to bubble (citrus fruits and rosemary create a long lasting freshness in the air).
Nurture quality time –Unplugging electronics, tucking away iPads, turning off game consoles and cell phones for an evening can open the doors for quality bonding and memory making. Over the past few years, classic board games have been making a comeback, letting family and friends of any age share in some friendly competition.
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