4 Ways to Keep Your Living Room Comfortable Through Fall and Winter
The leaves are changing colors. The temperatures outside are dropping. And pumpkin spice is back at every corner coffee shop. All of this can only mean one thing; fall and winter are both on their way. While summer may be fading, you can adjust your home to be more comfortable through the changing seasons with these comfy-cozy additions.
Nobody likes walking on cold floors during autumn and winter months. Give your floors some warmth and some style by adding a few fuzzy rugs throughout your living room space to make it more comfortable. A handmade white fringe can add boho style to your living area. When placing your rugs, keep in mind that there are a variety of ways to decorate with them. You can use rugs to define specific areas. Rugs can be used as a focal point. And you can even use rugs to control the volume, so to speak, in a room by choosing a style that complements, not competes, with your existing decor, wallpaper or wall colors, and furniture.
Dry indoor air and the changing seasons are synonymous. And dry air can cause cracked lips, dry sinuses and even bloody noses. This season, ease these problems with an air humidifier. These devices emit steam or water vapor to increase the moisture levels of the air inside of your home; the humidity in your home should be between 30 and 50 percent, says The Mayo Clinic. You can measure the humidity inside of your home with a hygrometer, or opt for an air humidifier that has a built-in humidistat, this way the humidity level in your home will always be within a healthy range.
Warm up the entire family with heated blankets. Great for families of all sizes, heated blankets are great to snuggle up with for movie night and can keep your feet warm when curling up with your favorite book and pumpkin spice latte. Heated blankets are available in a range of different styles, so you can choose one that complements your own unique style or your living room color scheme. Some are even made with ultra-soft microlight plush fabrics for extra coziness. Plus, many modern-day heated blankets are designed with technology that adjusts the temperature based on factors such as the ambient temperature of a room, spot temperature and overall temperature, all of which ensure a consistent flow of cozy warmth.
Exposed windows can send a chill through your living spaces. Keep the cold out with insulated curtains. Designed to keep warm air from leaving your home, insulated curtains can help maintain a consistent indoor temperature. Most styles of insulated curtains have an outer decorative layer that is protected by an inner lining, high-density foam that works to block heat exchange as well as sound waves, reflective film that directs heat back into your home and a vapor barrier that blocks moisture. Insulated curtains may even save you some money on your wintertime utility bills.
There are a wide range of ways to keep your living areas comfortable through the changing seasons. Add style and warmth to your floors with chic fuzzy rugs, control the humidity in the air with a humidifier, stay warm all winter with heated blankets and keep warm air in and cold air out with insulated curtains.