October 30, 2012
Everyone knows the traditional meaning of winterizing. Window insulation, a pre-programmable thermostat, space heaters, woolen throws and lots and lots of sweaters. But winterizing your home can also be a matter of interior design and decor. Warm colors, a stylish fireplace, cozy lighting - and of course more sweaters. But how do you achieve the perfect level of sophistication and winterized comfort in your city apartment? From the good looks of new hardwood floors to the cozying effects of red and orange cabinetry, consider some of these suggestions for winterizing your urban abode. Choose hardwood flooring
Looking to give your home a rustic vibe without losing your modern touch? Why not go with hardwood flooring? There may be no more elegant or stylish collection of hickory planks than those in Anderson Floors' Eagle Lodge line of flooring. With richly textured wood marked by expert wood carving and hand-scraped character, these engineered boards are unlike any other hardwood flooring you've encountered - durable enough for urban life and gorgeous enough for a mountain getaway. These boards are sure to stand up to the worst of city slush boots drag into your entryway. Paint with warm hues
One of the reasons hardwood flooring is so important when crafting a cozy and winterized space is simply the aesthetic of warm hues. From the patina of wood grain to the burnished tans and browns, these earthy tones are naturally warming. Why not complement them with similarly welcoming hues in your kitchen and living room? Go with unobtrusive oranges and reds, colors reminiscent of both flickering hearths and late autumn foliage. Give your kitchen cabinets, television stand, bedside table, wainscoting or even countertop a glow with warm and colorful hues. Synthesize the practical and stylish with handmade throws
You've got a couch that you're sure to do more lounging on now - with the sleet and snow outdoors - than you did all summer. Make sure to keep that couch looking good and yourself cozy with a collection of practical and stylish throws. One of the best ways to make sure your couch's throws defy expectation and look fantastic is to seek out handmade ones. Whether you hit up an artisan sale or check out Etsy, there are sure to be plenty of options to choose from.