You’ll be assured of that if it has a cottage-type feel to it i.e. very much a snug, warm and comforting space.
If it lacks that kind of feel at present, not to worry. It won’t take much to change that, no matter if you live in a new or traditional property.
The feel: enhance internal comfort
The first thing you must do is establish sufficient warmth in your house as any cottage is notoriously homely.
Get that fire on and buy some thick throws and blankets for your furniture so that family members have the option of bunding under them. If you haven’t got some already, you will also need thermally efficient windows and doors to ensure none of this heat is lost.
You will love having nights in because of the inviting atmosphere this generates and that’s without needing to use your heating system too much.
An added benefit of minimal heater usage will be cheaper energy bills, which is much needed for many householders right now.
The look: switch to the cottagecore theme
Once the inside of your house feels immensely welcoming, suitably changing your decor is the next step.
The most obvious theme to follow is cottagecore, a hugely popular trend associated with a pastoral and rural way of life. Home renovators have been all over this aesthetic since the start of the pandemic.
How do you incorporate cottagecore? It definitely needs plenty of floral patterns and prints, and you’ll find lots of soft furnishings with them e.g. curtains and valances, wallpaper, antique drawer knobs to capture the look.
Consider a pastel-coloured finish for any new windows and doors that you have fitted, which will make your home shine like a beacon during the bleak winter months.
It’s fine to have decor reminiscent of another time, but you definitely don’t want windows and doors that belong to another time due to their untidy look and poor performance standards.
To find some appropriate replacements, download a copy of our Windows & Doors brochure here.
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