Create a Winter Decor that’s Anything but Cold

Even when the north wind blows outside, your home will always be your cozy little nest. By playing with colours, textures, decorative elements and lighting, you can transform your home into a haven of peace.

Read this article to find out how to create a warm atmosphere.


Paint: heart-warming colours

The colour of your walls can have a big impact on the mood of a room. That’s why, whether it’s for a bedroom, living room or den, the choice of paint comes first when you want to create an inviting environment.

Light shades are known to be soothing. Benjamin Moore paints include a wide range of whites as well as many pastel shades that will bring softness and brightness to your environment.

Here are a few that are perfect for an all-comfort decor:


In addition to whites and pastels, neutral shades are also excellent options for setting a warm mood in a room. These colours are just a few suggestions from the wide variety offered by Benjamin Moore:


Textures: Materials that inspire softness

Textures play a vital role in a room’s ability to inspire relaxation. So you should always keep them in mind when choosing the furniture and accessories that will adorn this cozy space. Natural, soft-touch materials are preferred.

First of all, we advise you to think “wood” for your flooring. Whether hardwood or driftwood, it will enhance the room’s warm appearance. A rug is also an excellent way to add a touch of comfort to your environment. It can be made of natural or synthetic fur, or wool.

For curtains, why not opt for cotton or velvet? Superimposing a sheer curtain and a heavy curtain in rich shades lets you alternate between the softness of natural light during the day and the warmth of a cozy cocoon at night.

For furniture, wood, rattan and other natural materials are also popular. When it comes to sofas, armchairs, cushions, throws and bedding, the watchwords are: plush, soft and warm.


Lighting: Sources of light and heat

Lastly, light sources should never be overlooked! Lighting will add the finishing touch to your creation, for a successful atmosphere.

If you want a muted atmosphere, skip the “cool white” bulbs. While practical in the kitchen or bathroom, they provide the opposite of a muted atmosphere. Instead, opt for “soft white” or “natural light” bulbs.

What’s more, multiple light sources are preferable to a single, imposing ceiling light. Arrange various floor lamps, table lamps and wall lamps to adjust the brightness to suit your mood.

If you can, add dimmers to your switches. These will give you full control over the dimming effect of your lighting. Candles are also an economical way to bring warmth and relaxation to your room.


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