There’s nothing worse than living in a home which makes you feel uncomfortable. When you’ve worked for a long time to find the right chairs, beds, and other furniture to make the place feel good, having something like temperature ruin it all can be very frustrating. Thankfully, though, there are some easy ways to improve this, and it doesn’t have to mean turning on the heating or air conditioning. Instead, this post will be showing you how to use fabrics to change the temperature in your home. With this in mind, you should be able to work towards a far more comfortable place.
When You Want It Warm
Starting with the easier side of this, making a place feel warm with fabrics shouldn’t be too difficult at all. Floors, for example, can have practically any kind of fabric used on them to make them warmer, with thick rugs and carpets being the best options. When it comes to your furniture, you should always look for fabrics like wool and cotton, as they are great natural insulators, and this means that they will hold in the heat from your body. Curtains are also a big part of this, with thick and dark curtains always making a place feel warmer, especially when single glazed windows are being used.
When You Want It Cold
When summer rolls around, a lot of people will want to change the way their place feels, making it cooler and more comfortable in the heat. For floors, it can be best to ship the fabrics entirely, opting for hard floors, instead. Furniture will be a little different, with options like leather furniture providing the best way to keep it cool. Not a lot of people realise that leather is good for this, having never experienced the pleasure of sitting down on a cold sofa on a hot day. When it comes to curtains, light fabrics are best, blocking the sun, but not keeping too much heat in. Alternatively, you could also look at some blinds for this.
Being able to get the best of both worlds is a simple matter of combining the different fabrics you use. For the floors, you could have hard wood as your base for the summer, and rugs ready to add to the top of them to make winter more comfortable. When it comes to furniture, a similar approach can be taken, with throws being used over leather pieces to make them feel warmer during winter. Combinations of thick curtains and light blinds can look great, while also giving you everything you need to keep the temperatures you want in the house, instead of making it feel like you’re outside.
With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to start using the fabrics in your home to make the place more comfortable. A lot of people struggle with this sort of work, finding it hard to know what they need to do when they’re trying to make their home feel better. Thankfully, though, there are loads of products out there to help you, and a little bit of research never hurts.
This blog post was sponsored by Claire Parkin.
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