Warmth on the skin feels good physically, but a warmly decorated home? A treat for the eyes and soul.
As it turns out, creating a warm space goes beyond using a heater. Hence, we consulted a couple of experts in the decor world to break down what adding warmth to a room means—in the design sense—and share their top tips so you, too, can create a cozy cocoon that you never want to leave.
After chatting with the design pros, a few keywords stood out: welcoming but intimate and layered with cozy character.
In other words, adding warmth is about creating an inviting space, one that evokes a sense of comfort and coziness when you walk in and makes a house feel like a home—as Rayana Schmitz, founder and lead designer of Firefinish Interiors, puts it.
Think of the “warm aesthetic” as the complete opposite of cold, sterile, and impersonal interiors. It appeals to all senses and better yet, is enjoyable to be in.
Experts agree: spaces with wooden accents appear a lot warmer than those with mainly metal and glass pieces. Whether wood paneling, parquet flooring, timber beams, a chunky coffee table, or wooden shelving, nothing says natural warmth like this versatile material.
Floss Kelly, co-founder of TileCloud, and her team never fail to incorporate wooden elements in the bathrooms and kitchens they design, noting that the organic touch easily contributes to a cozy atmosphere.
“It doesn't have to be solid timber,” Kelly shares. “Timber laminate or other fake wood options give a similar look for a more wallet-friendly price tag.”
Design by @tilecloud & @mihbuilt / Photo by @joshuahill____
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