Sometimes the best way to keep warm on those cold nights is to actually use what’s already inside your room – instead of spending electricity and money on a heater. Adding on even the thinnest layer of insulation can do wonders for warmth, and I don’t mean layering on your thickest jumpers.
I’ve got a few tricks in rearranging your room décor so that you can maximise the heating as well as style!
During the sunlit day, it’s always best to use nature’s gift of sunshine to naturally increase the warmth around your room.
Though, when the sun has disappeared it’s better to keep your curtains closed – this helps act as an insulation when it’s dark or windy outside.
Now, you can pick out a colourful or patterned curtain to your taste as they can play an important role in warmth and in framing the style of your room. Make use of the sun and make use of those curtains!
+ Carpets & Rugs
Carpeting not only adds a sophisticated feel to the overall ambience of your room but is an effective source of insulation, minimising the icy cold surfaces of the ground.
Carpets and rugs act as a practical yet decorative prevention to heat loss that hardwood floors may absorb.
They are such a simple and easy heating alternative, get in touch with leading experts Pearl Carpet Cleaning to learn more about the benefits of carpeting.
Candles are the fundamental accessory to any room for a soothing and tranquil ambience. Not only do they graciously fill your room with a delightful scent, but also bonus as mini heaters!
The often minuscule ornaments may seem much too small to provide you with warmth, but don’t be fooled! They have the capacity to produce a lot of heat.
Head down to your local grocery or bargain store and pick out some candles. They come in an array of scents, shapes and colours to suit your preferences. Make sure to be careful about where you place them and don’t leave them unattended!
+ Wall Coverings
Do you have any posters or picture frames laying around? Ever thought about whether you should put that inspirational quote up or not? Now, you can put them into practical use as well!
Adding an extra layer to your wall will also act an extra layer of insulation to keep your room warm. Even the simplest of décor can increase the surface temperature and reduce any energy loss on the bare walls.
If you have any mirrors or bookshelves you can put on or against the wall, they will not only make your room significantly more stylish but will also increase heat production. If you love reading, keeping warm will be no problem at all – a warm mind in a warm room!
+ Rearrange Furniture
Whether you’re relaxing near a radiator, candle or any other source of heating – our tip is actually to direct you away from it.
Let us explain!
Often, when placing your sofa or bed in front of the heater, the furniture is actually absorbing all the heat that could be used to warm your entire room.
Keeping things like wet clothing racks away from your main heating source will effectively allow the warm air to circulate around you. You can opt to place these things closer to your walls instead (like in the tip above!) in order to really maximise the heating.
It’s a bonus when you can effectively utilise the already present décor in your room to keep your room stylish and warm – without having to spend endless amounts of electricity and money on a heater. Let me know if these worked for you or if you have any other techniques you use!