10 Ways to Add Warmth to Your Interior Design



Are you looking for ways to warm up your interior designs? Adding more warmth makes your home cozier. Plus, following these tips will help to bring out the best of all your rooms.

Do you want to learn more? Be sure to keep reading! The best ten ways to warm up your interior design are in this post. Let’s get started!

1. Use More Fabrics

We associate fabrics with warmth and comfort. Adding more pillows, blankets, and rugs will help to make your home feel much more inviting. Throw blankets over the couch or set up a basket full of extra blankets for family and guests to enjoy.

Plus, fabrics and blankets are a great, cost-efficient way to change up a room on the fly. Simply swapping out all your pillows each season can make your living room feel like a new space.

Finally, chunky knit blankets can match the color scheme of any room and are very comfortable. Draping one over the couch will instantly make your living room feel warmer and inviting.

2. Install More Wood

Wood has a natural warmth associated with it. Including some more woods in your interior design can make it feel like a comfortable cabin. However, some types of wood can be too pricey.

If you are on a budget, why not try reclaimed wood? You can repurpose it into several different items, including reclaimed wood shelves, which also can serve a function in your room. Overall, using reclaimed wood in your designs is better for the environment since you aren’t sourcing new materials.

Plus, reclaimed wood can look just as lovely as new, whether you are making wood furniture, shelves, or adding a hardwood floor to your home.

3. Use Warm Colors

Adding warm, rich colors to your designs will make them feel more comfortable. Warm colors look great when paired with wood and also look very natural. There are several ways that you can apply more warm colors to a room.

You can use a warm, rich brown for your primary color while adding some cream colors to help it stand out. You could also have a neutral room, with “pops” of warm color here and there. When working with color, you can get as creative as you want- so don’t hesitate to experiment!

Overall, warm colors make people feel welcome and comfortable. Designers suggest that you balance warm and cool colors together so one doesn’t overpower the other.

4. Add Somes Flames

Fires are warm and provide a comfortable orange glow to a room. You can use a fireplace, an electric fireplace insert, or even candles to achieve this effect. If flames are not something you want to work with, a simple wax warmer also gives a room some warm light and a delicious scent.

Small candles don’t take up much space and are safe to use. You can use tea candles for mini light sources or large, scented candles. Using “warm” scents will also help to make your home feel more comfortable.

5. Decorate the Walls

Next, you will want to consider adding art or other decorations to your walls. Bare walls can feel cold and empty, taking away from the coziness of the room. Using warm-colored paintings or mirrors can help the area feel less barren.

6. Add More Green

White or light-colored walls can feel cool. However, adding some spots of greenery to your space will help make it feel much warmer. Indoor plants provide us with fresh air, boost our mood, and make a room feel warmer.

You can experiment with different plants and pots, allowing you to create warmer areas in a cool-looking room. Yellow or colorful pots stand out, so you will want to place them carefully. Flowering plants are also beautiful to look at and smell amazing.

7. Use More Textures

A room without texture appears flat and bland. You will want to add some more textures to spice up your interior decorating. Plus, surfaces with warmer colors tend to make rooms feel much cozier.

You can add a weaved rug, colorful blankets, or a pillow with a unique design to the room. You also can add texture to your room features. For example, a wooden floor or a brick fireplace also adds many different textures to space.

8. Create a Conversation Area

Additionally, you can arrange your furniture, so it creates a space for your loved ones to engage in conversation. Turning sofas and chairs to face each other works wonders at making spaces more inviting. Plus, placing warm lights over tables in your conversation space makes people feel at home.

You can also use rugs to help solidify a conversation circle. Rugs make the area feel like “another room within a room,” implying that space serves another function. In this case, that function would be socializing. 

9. Add Rustic Elements

Next, you should consider adding some rustic elements to your interior designs. Natural wood and bits of the outdoors contrast white furniture nicely. You can use reclaimed wood pieces, bouquets, and other plants to add a brighter feeling to the room.

10. Use More Warm Lighting

Warm lighting can come from candles and lamps. Floor lamps are a great way to bring a soft, warm light into a living room. The lamp can also be a statement on its own if you decide to choose a unique design for it.

Warm lighting can also come from windows. If you already have plenty of windows at home, you may want to change up your curtains. Try leaving them open more often. That way, you can get more natural light into your living room.

Choose Comfort

Making your interior design warmer means choosing comfort. You want to have plenty of soft materials, woods, and rich colors in the room. However, what makes you feel the coziest, might not be the same for someone else.

As long as you choose what makes you and your family happy and comfortable, you will be sure to get a warm design.

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