Soft knitted plaids on the couch, family photos on the walls and dresser, warm flickering candlelight – we have learned from professional designers how to create cozy winter decor in the model apartment
Each season brings new experiences and emotions, makes a difference not only in lifestyle but in the situation at home. December is the best time to turn an apartment into a cozy nest, to create a festive atmosphere with decorations and lighting. We asked professional designers to share tips and talk about the most popular methods of transformation of the interior this winter.
1. Add interior textiles
Update textiles is one of the universal ways to make changes in the interior of the house, to add mood and create a festive atmosphere. "Use a textured fabric: knitted woolen plaids, cozy small puffs with a nice touch of upholstery or pillows from fur of llamas – they are now in the trend, says designer Eugene Zhdanov. – Put on the couch, a cozy blanket, knitted pattern "spit", throw a couple of pillows with pillowcases made of natural or faux fur – you'll have a cozy corner where one can read or SIP tea on a cold winter day."
2. Light the candles
If you want to create a romantic house the cosy atmosphere, warm fire, candles – your choice. No need to wait for your holiday to arrange beautiful candle holders around the house. "Create the whole composition, experiment with the appearance of the candlesticks – they can be crystal, glass, brass," says the designer Ekaterina Kozlova. Use additional decor: in a large transparent vase place beautiful stones or lumps, put them on the plain candles – simply but effectively. Also interesting to look group of high candlesticks with thin candles – they give the interior of solemnity.
3. Update your curtains
"Replace the curtains to a more dense and soft. Ideally you should have two sets of textiles for Windows: summer and winter. You can easily and quickly transform the interior for the upcoming season. For winter formmenuitemlist curtains of velvet or fur," advises designer Irina Krasheninnikova. Textile must be more dense, opaque. Hang lined curtains: they not only visually, but also physically make the house warmer, protecting it from drafts.
4. Lay warm carpet
"If you have ever had a carpet in the living room – it's time to think about it! Warm fluffy textile on the floor is a must in our climate – it is not only warm, but also add to the interior play of textures and colors, – says the designer Oksana Panteleyev. – Pay attention to modern designs of rugs and carpets: now in trend simple shapes with geometric ornaments. Manufacturers offer a wide range of materials: from artificial to silk handmade carpets".