As the seasons change and colder temperatures set in we look to home as a haven, a place where we can retreat too. Here are a few quick and easy ways to add instant warmth to your home this winter.

Incorporate colour. Colour is more than just a backdrop, it influences mood and behavior. Use warmer tones like orange and red to pack some heat.

If you’re a little hesitant to commit to colour on the walls, use a few warm coloured accessories throughout the room to create that cozy feel even on the chilliest of days.

I personally love using a mixture of different textures and materials to create a natural look in any space, and one of my favorite materials to work with would have to be wood. It’s one of those things that lasts forever and looks better over time. Wood adds instant warmth to any space. Incorporate wooden accent pieces like trays and bowls around the home or wooden furniture.

Use varying textures to create that year round cozy feel and add a layer of dimension to your space. Pillows, throws, rugs and window treatments are all good options.

Other quick and relatively easy ways to add instant warmth to your home include use of warm metals and natural elements.

Love where you live!