Preparing for the Winter Months: Interior Design Ideas
It’s no secret that the winter months in Canada are extremely cold—so cold, in fact, that sometimes all we can do is cozy up with our thickest blankets and spend the evening sipping hot cocoa in an attempt to stay warm. But did you know that there are many interior updates you can make to your home to ease the chill of the winter months? With a few clever renovations, your home can be warm and cozy even when it’s freezing outside.
By coordinating designs with the help of an interior decorator, homeowners can redesign a space in a way that ties together the layout of a room with all of the additional fixtures, furniture, and accessories. The general process of interior design projects is always meant to keep the homeowner’s tastes and preferences in mind. And these preferences can easily be applied to interior designs for the wintertime, making a home both feel and look warm despite the snow.
One design idea than is applicable to any room in the winter months is adding a wall-mounted fireplace. Canadians know that it can be extremely costly to heat an entire house throughout the winter, and this is one of the reasons why fireplaces come in handy. Having a wall-mounted fireplace in a room that may otherwise be abandoned during the coldest months is a great way to warm the space when it is needed.
Many wall-mounted fireplace options also burn ethanol biofuel, which is a clean-burning alternative to using traditional wood or propane. This eliminates the task of cleaning up soot along with any worries about smoke or unpleasant aromas from the fire. These fireplaces are trendy and stylish, fitting with most of the common interior styles, like rustic or classic designs.
Insulating Window Treatments
Another wise design idea to keep your home warm in the winter months is to insulate your windows. Besides buying rubber weather sealing or window insulation film at a hardware store, you can incorporate aesthetically pleasing window treatments that will both look chic and block out coldness. Try layering curtains that are made from heavy fabrics over in the windows to keep out drafts. Be sure to close the curtains as often as possible in order to better insulate the space. You can also consider adding external window treatments, like timber shutters, that will create more curb appeal and also keep in warmth.
With the help of an interior designer, you can transform your home into a warm and inviting space during Canada’s frigid winter months in a trendy, stylish way.