Fairy lights to cheery rugs: 5 DIY tips to cosy up your pad

  • Aditi Caroli, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Mar 19, 2015 11:31 IST

Snuggling up in a comfy blanket with a good read and a hot, steaming cuppa is one of life’s little joys that make dreary winter days more bearable. If you are not venturing outside to brave the cold and love to hole up in the comfort of your slumber zone, we have put together interesting ideas to revamp your home. From using fragrant candles to decorating your pad with fairy lights, rugs and twigs, we tell you how to make your place inviting and cozy.


1 A touch of warmth
Installing a fireplace in your bedroom could drill a hole in your pocket. But you can always light up a corner of your room with scented candles to add a feel of warmth. The fragrance will lift your mood as you will relax in the lovely glow. Also put vapourizers to good use to brighten your mood. The best picks for winter are cinnamon, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils that will rejuvenate your senses and also help protect from seasonal infections and allergies.


2 Light it up
Take out fairy lights that you bought around Diwali. Run it around your bed post, hang it over your curtains, or decorate a wall with the strings of light. It will not only pretty up your abode, but the light will add to the warm feel of the room.


3 Curl up
Don’t keep your floor bare in winter. Cover up with rugs and carpets in warm, cheery colours. Apart from using soft, comfy quilts to keep you warm throughout the night, cover the chairs and sofas in your room with colourful, soft blankets. Layer up your bed with multiple throws, soft cushions, pillows and blankets to keep yourself snug.

4 The dark effect

Use bedsheets, cushion covers and curtains in rich, warm hues such as red, warm yellow and deep mauve. Replace your sheer curtains with thick, patterned ones. It will help make your place more vibrant and inviting. Throw in pillows with luxe fabrics such as velvet, faux fur or cashmere covers.

5 Countryside feel
Give a cozy, rustic feel to your abode. Fill up a crystal bowl with dried leaves. Throw in twigs in a vase and decorate a corner with it. A fragrant bowl of potpourri will also help ward off winter blues.

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