Home decoration ideas with a feel-good factor
When the days come and the cold winter winds start to blow, you may not be able to do much other than crouch and wait for spring. A relaxing afternoon dog walk may be a great way to improve mood with a little exercise, but sometimes the prospect of coming home is best of all. Here are some decorating ideas for your home to create a warm and inviting hideaway where you can feel comfortable and elevate your mood.
In your living room: When it’s cold outside, it’s easy to dream of a real fire in the fireplace – and the prospect of seeing the flames in the fireplace or stove is almost as warm as the real one! It is a simple task to change the layout of your living room furniture in order to optimally design this focus of the room. If you add a wool carpet, some ultra-soft sofa cushions, and maybe a luxurious throw, you have the ingredients you need to cuddle up in front of the TV or with your favorite book. If you don’t have a stove or can’t make a real fire in the fireplace, a selection of different size candles placed together in the fireplace can create a wonderfully warming effect.
In the kitchen: There is nothing better than the smell of coffee or fresh bread in the oven to lure everyone towards the kitchen. Winter is a time when thick, hearty soups and stews warm you from the inside out – and you can make the most of healthy winter legumes, legumes and vegetables. Make some broth from the bones the next time you finish a roast chicken or a Sunday roast, and use it as the basis for a delicious soup that you can freeze in portion sizes and enjoy with some crispy bread in the coming weeks.
In the hole house: It may be cold outside, but soon the promise of spring will be in the air. Anticipate the moment when the first green shoots appear and bring a touch of spring color to your home with a selection of onions such as fragrant hyacinths, daffodils or tulips. Buy your bulbs from your favorite garden dealer at the end of summer or autumn and force them into pots in a cold, dark place for about 12 weeks until the shoots appear and it’s time to take them out into the light. You will be rewarded with a wonderful indoor display of spring colors before the plants bloom in the garden. When the bulbs have finished flowering, you can let the leaves die off before storing them in a cool and dry place to plant them outside the following autumn.