If there's a season that shouldn't be missed, it's the December holidays. The Yuletide month is filled with festivities and intimate gatherings. It doesn't help that there are lots special holidays and non-working days.
Thus, you need to set up your home for maximum comfort, relaxation, and enjoyment. A psychic reader Philippines can only do so much regarding your life path for the next year. You, on the other hand, can do more to make the last days of 2017 an unforgettable experience.
If you plan to bunk at home this holiday season, here's how you can make your humble abode into a relaxation zone.
1. Designate a spot for reading
The holiday season translates to unlimited free time at home. You don’t have to think of work and other obligations. There are no daily commutes to think of so most of your time is spent indoors, which makes it a great opportunity to catch up on your reading. Whether it’s studying for licensure exams, research credit or reading for leisure, it’s best to have it in a comfortable setting.
A home becomes ten times cozier when you have a spot that allows you to enjoy solitude. You can transform a nook or a window sill to a reader’s seat. Place some cushions, fluffy pillows, a side table or bookshelf and a lamp to make complete the look. You can spend your free time sitting and daydreaming or merely indulging a warm drink.
2. Make a den out of the living room
Family members tend to gather in the living room during downtime or at various points in the day. People gather to watch comedic TV series or holiday cable movies. When nothing’s on TV, there are board games or endless storytelling. Nothing beats the feeling of doing all of the things in a cozy and imaginative fort or den.
Staying in a den is every child’s dream. You can make one by pulling the chairs and couches together. You can also assemble one using different sizes of pillows and soft, thick blankets. When setting a fort or den, make sure there’s enough space for people to pass through. That way, you won’t have to keep everything only to set it up again.
3. Light up the room
The secret to a cozy home lies in the type of lighting in the area. Cool light bulbs emit harsh lights. The bluish light is best for focusing or task-oriented rooms hence it is not suitable for spaces that encourage relaxation. Warm lights, on the other hand, resemble natural light. At the same time, they have a warm glow which is softer and gives off a friendly bulb.
Though warm lights are dimmer than cool ones, you can increase the brightness in the area by adding lamps and other light fixtures in each room.
If you have a fireplace, now is the time to use them. Clean the firebox of ashes and previous debris to get the most of the heat.
4. Use rugs for warmth
Floorboards and other types of flooring tend to get cool between December and February. Place carpets and rugs in areas you frequent. The living room can benefit from a soft and textured rug as children tend to gather and play in it. The bedroom can also benefit from an oversized floor mat as it adds color and life to the area.
To achieve the cozy holiday casa, always think of these elements of design - cushions, rugs, carpets and warm lighting. Having all of these in a space transforms a standard home to a place of comfort.