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Decor

Beat the winter blues by painting your home in fresh, warm shades to completely transform the space. Invest in organic ceramics, wool rugs, carpets, suggest experts.

Team Jaypore and Tania Rogers, senior designer at HomeLane.com, have given a few ideas:

» If you can't choose a single color for a room go for the color blocking trend. It is the perfect remedy to the winter blues and you can pick several contrasting shades together for an extra impact.

Room Photo: Getty Images

» An uplifting tone that sits between turquoise and blue, teal is the perfect shade to use to give a room a brighter look. It works particularly well when combined with fresh white and looks fantastic with pale blonde wood, as can be seen here. The simple lines of the furniture give a modern feel while the teal rug adds a decorative touch and links to the wall color.

Teal room Photo: Getty Images

» Paint your home in fresh, warm shades to completely transform the space. A warm tone that won't feel cold in low light is perfect. You could try a dusky pink or a muted earthy tone for a warming lift.

Earthy tone Photo: Getty Images

» Emphasize spaces by adding flower vases throughout your home. This provides instant cheer and brings nature to you, even when it is too cold to go outside.

Green interiors

» Glistening candlelight can turn the gloomy and cold December nights into a comfy and intimate setting. Use a few candles to usher in a charming warm glow!

Candles Photo: Getty Images

» Don't underestimate the depth of woven textiles and accents they bring to a room. Think of beautiful organic ceramics, wool rugs, carpets and linen tablecloths - this trend is all about traditional and luxury elements being used together. The colour palette ranges from off whites, soft creams and a spectrum of greys that leads up from the palest tone to dark slate.

Coloured rugs

» Brass is the new copper especially when incorporated into home decor in an overt way. It can be combined with natural and clean materials such as marble in kitchens and baths to create a cool, industrial aesthetic.

Brass Photo: Getty Images

» Get those beautiful rugs out. Create a welcoming entrance by covering up bare floors that are cold. A large, soft, but durable rug such as one made of nylon or acrylic, will withstand the heavy foot traffic and keep the entry feeling warm.

Neon rug and cushion

» Cushions and throw pillows are great for making your home feel cosy and warm. Not only do they look great, but they are affordable and comfortable too. Your guests will appreciate the effort you have put in to make your place warm and welcoming for them.

Cushions Photo: Getty Images

» Dress up the windows! Block out chilly drafts by layering on window treatments. Thick draperies add volume, color, style and warmth to any space.

Cushions Photo: Getty Images

» While decor and accessories help in cozying up your home visually, it's important to entice other senses too. A fragrant bowl of potpourri, in a wintry scent such as cinnamon, pine needles, or evergreen will fill your home with seasonal cheer. Display the arrangement prominently on a mantel or as a casual table center piece.

Potpourri Photo: Getty Images

» Include mirrors, lamps and metallic pieces. Items that bounce light are instant mood lifters in this chilly season.

Mirrors Photo: Getty Images
The opinions expressed here do not reflect those of Malayala Manorama. Legal action under the IT Act will be taken against those making derogatory and obscene statements.

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