33 conseils de design d'intérieur pour rendre votre maison confortable pour l'hiver

Pour beaucoup de gens, le début de l’hiver signifie une pause à la maison, en comptant patiemment le compte à rebours, jusqu’au retour du soleil et de la hausse des températures. Et pour ceux qui adoptent une approche semblable à celle de l'hibernation, il n'y a pas de meilleur moment pour rafraîchir votre maison que l'hiver. Cependant, vous n'avez pas besoin d'investir dans une rénovation majeure pour transformer votre espace en un refuge confortable contre le froid. Avec l'aide d'architectes d'intérieur et d'autres experts de l'industrie, nous avons tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour transformer votre maison en un espace confortable où vous pourrez attendre l'hiver.

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Même si la moquette à poils longs a fait son chemin dans les années 70, quelques pièces d'accentations floues judicieusement placées peuvent faire toute la différence pour ce qui est du confort de votre maison. "Les gens adorent la sensation, ce qui permet vraiment de créer un espace chez soi", a déclaré Gideon Mendelson, fondateur et directeur créatif de la société de design d'intérieur Mendelson Group à Sagaponack, New York. Il suggère d'ajouter un "coussin de couverture ou d'accent, ou même un pouf ou un couvre-lit" dans le tissu pour réchauffer votre maison.

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L'ajout au paysage visuel de votre maison n'est pas le seul moyen de le rendre confortable. "Les diffuseurs offrent une aromathérapie naturelle et aident à humidifier l'espace", explique l'architecte d'intérieur Diana Weinstein de Glen Ridge, New Jersey. "Essayez-en une avec de la lavande apaisante, de la cannelle épicée ou de la vanille douce pour garder l’espace confortable et chaleureux."

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Même si vous n'avez pas de cheminée intégrée, l'ajout d'un portable à n'importe quelle pièce de la maison peut instantanément améliorer le confort. Weinstein suggère d'investir dans un foyer Anywhere, qui "sont sans conduit et utilisent de l'éthanol, qui est recyclé et qui brûle de manière propre", ce qui signifie qu'il n'y a pas de fumée dangereuse à craindre.

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Bien que l'hiver ne soit généralement pas un bon moment pour le jardinage, vous pouvez apporter à votre maison des coupures de plantes respectueuses du froid (comme le houx, l'épinette bleue ou les pensées) ou d'autres éléments naturels (comme des pommes de pin), pour conforter n'importe quel espace en un instant— surtout quand ils sont associés à une bougie de fête pour plus de chaleur et de lumière. "L'ajout d'éléments naturels confère à la maison une chaleur décorative", déclare Linda Fennessy, coordinateur en photographie de mise en scène de cuisine avec Kitchen Magic Utiliser même de petits éléments naturels peut "donner un coup de pouce à vos décorations existantes avec un look unique", dit-elle.

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Si vous souhaitez créer un paysage de table invitant et confortable sans faire entrer la nature à l'extérieur, ajoutez des patins matelassés à vos tables et à votre bibliothèque. Non seulement ils renforceront l'attrait esthétique de votre pièce, mais ils protégeront également vos surfaces des éclaboussures et des traces d'humidité!

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Il y a peu de choses comme le parfum des biscuits fraîchement sortis du four pour vous enthousiasmer à propos des températures plus froides. Si la météo vous met mal à l’aise, essayez de préparer un lot de biscuits au pain d’épice ou de brioches à la cannelle pour donner à votre maison un parfum inspiré par les vacances – et, bien sûr, un bon encas à savourer après.

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La sensation de pieds nus sur un sol froid peut inciter quiconque à détester l'hiver. Si vous êtes désireux d'éviter cette sensation trop commune et très désagréable, essayez de couvrir les zones non tapissées de votre maison avec des carpettes moelleuses pour rendre les choses un peu plus confortables. "Vous pouvez considérablement améliorer la sensation de chaleur générale et la chaleur physique réelle de votre pièce en incluant des tapis", explique-t-il. Brett Elron, propriétaire et architecte d'intérieur principal de BarterDesign.co, un cabinet de conseil en design d'intérieur basé à New York.

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Si vous souhaitez que votre maison soit plus confortable pendant ces longues journées d'hiver, le temps est plus propice que jamais pour améliorer votre éclairage. "En appliquant un éclairage plus doux, vous apporterez un environnement plus chaud dans lequel vous pourrez vous détendre après le travail", explique Elron, qui suggère de le faire en ajoutant des ampoules LED à lumière chaude aux lampes des espaces communs. Vous pouvez également obtenir des résultats similaires en ajoutant des variateurs de lumière aux prises existantes.

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Le bon abat-jour peut faire toute la différence entre une maison qui ressemble à une grotte en hiver et une maison confortable et accueillante. "Les abat-jours en papier ou en lin diffusent mieux la lumière, ce qui facilite les yeux", explique Weinstein.

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Les coins de votre maison dépourvus de meubles peuvent sembler particulièrement sombres lorsque vous êtes sous la dure lumière hivernale. Pour illuminer votre espace et lui donner une chaleur indispensable, "créez des coins confortables et des vignettes invitantes", suggère Amanda M. Amato-Scotto, PDG et concepteur principal chez AMA Designs & Interiors à Wallington, dans le New Jersey. "Mettez en valeur un coin vide avec une petite chaise, une table d'appoint, un repose-pied et une lampe de sol pour créer… un havre de paix où vous pourrez vous retirer."

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Ce n’est pas parce que tout est brun ou couvert de neige que votre maison doit paraître terne à l’intérieur. Ramener à la maison quelques plantes faciles à entretenir, telles que les plantes succulentes, peut instantanément donner de l'éclat à votre espace. En fait, une étude de 2015 publiée dans le Journal d'anthropologie physiologique suggère même que les plantes d'intérieur peuvent réduire le stress psychologique.

Pas le pouce vert? Aucun problème! Vous pouvez "recouvrir de fausses feuilles de verdure les bannières, les escaliers, les cheminées et les lustres", suggère un architecte d'intérieur Denise Gianna de Denise Gianna Designs à Beacon, New York.

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Même si l'ajout d'une tonne de plantes à votre espace ne vous intéresse pas, il existe un moyen simple de rendre votre maison plus confortable cet hiver: construisez un terrarium. Que vous utilisiez des coupures succulentes ou de fausses plantes, faire votre propre terrarium est une activité idéale par temps d'hiver qui peut égayer n'importe quel espace en un rien de temps.

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La réalité: malgré toutes les intentions de quitter la maison, beaucoup de vos journées d’hiver seront inévitablement passées à l’intérieur. Dans cet esprit, il est impératif de disposer de nombreux endroits pour se détendre avec une tasse de thé ou de chocolat chaud. La meilleure façon de rendre chaque espace de votre maison plus agréable pour vous prélasser? Ajoutez des coussins, suggère Gianna. "Cela adoucit et réchauffe instantanément une pièce et augmente le niveau de confort jusqu'à 11!"

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S'installer sur son canapé lorsque la température baisse est assez agréable comme tel; se blottir sous une couverture douillette n’a rien de divin. "Changez facilement de décor pour votre maison avec la saison en drapant des couvertures douillettes dans des tissus chauds comme la laine, la fourrure, la flanelle et la toison sur vos lits et vos sièges", suggère Gianna.

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Ces panneaux translucides qui inondent votre maison de lumière naturelle tout l'été ne la couperont pas lorsque l'hiver arrivera. Si vous souhaitez que votre maison soit confortable et chaude, il est temps de passer à un tissu plus épais. "Des rideaux épais ou doublés dans des tons profonds complémentaires ajoutent une chaleur physique et psychologique instantanée à toute pièce", explique Gianna.

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Si vous sentez toujours le froid qui règne à l'intérieur de votre maison, essayez d'ajouter des rideaux chauds à votre espace pour couper les portes ouvertes. Avec une tige de tension et des rideaux épais, vous pouvez aider à garder l'air chaud à l'intérieur et le froid à l'extérieur!

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Les longues journées grises de l’hiver peuvent rendre les maisons les plus vibrantes encore plus denses. Il est donc temps d’essayer d’ajouter des touches de couleur à votre modèle de conception actuel. Brightly patterned pillows, a winter bouquet on your mantle, or a few holiday-themed accents can instantly brighten your space, even when you don't see the sun for days.

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Who says you need a fireplace to make your home cozier this winter? "A fire might seem like an obvious way to warm up a space, but a simple grouping of candles on a coffee or buffet table adds beautiful light and ambiance to a room," says Gianna.

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While you may have to wait a few more months to enjoy barbecues in your backyard, there's an easy way to make your interiors more conducive to hosting. "Bunch seating groups closer together to facilitate warm, intimate conversation. I routinely encourage clients to float furniture eight to 12 inches away from walls to create a feeling of space and lightness," says Gianna, who also suggests moving seating areas slightly closer to warming elements, like fireplaces. "In the colder months, pulling your furniture away from the walls and windows helps to mitigate the effect of drafts and cold outside."

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Coziness isn't all about interior appeal. In fact, making a cozy home starts at your doorstep with a seasonal wreath. "A simple pine bough wreath can be decorated with fall ribbon and faux fruits or vegetables in November and wrapped in silver ribbon and embellished with cardinals, snowflakes, and holly berry crafts a month later," says Gianna.

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Getting your home ready for winter also means adding comfort to your bedroom in the form of heavier textiles. Cotton flannel, velvet flannel, or heavyweight Egyptian cotton sheets are all warm alternatives to your average thin bedding and can make your home cozier (and your sleep a lot more comfortable).

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A little color can go a long way when it comes to making your home cozy for winter. "Switch your warm weather accessories for décor in rich, warm, jewel-toned colors and fabrics," suggests Gianna. "Choose deep or bright tones that complement the décor you can't switch out," like tables, chairs, and other larger wooden pieces.

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A new season calls for some new decorations on your walls. If you're trying to create a cozy home for winter, it's time to forgo that minimalist aesthetic. "Bare walls—especially bare white walls—can feel cold," says Gianna. "Warm your room and encourage cozy gatherings by filling walls with large scale art, tapestries, or decorative rugs in bright or deep seasonal tones. And don't stop there—share happy times and memories by adding a few carefully placed, meaningful family photos in warm wood, metal, or fabric frames and intersperse with cherished family ornaments or mementos."

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While it may be dark and gloomy outside, there's no reason your house has to feel the same. Instead of turning on the overheads, a cozy home is well within reach if you simply switch on some table lamps instead. "Consider avoiding using recessed or ceiling lights during fall and winter evenings and sub in low task or targeted lighting that floods the room," suggests Gianna. "Floor or table lamps nestled close to the sofa, tall buffet lamps, or candelabras on a console table are flattering and elegant."

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There are few things more enjoyable on a cold day than sinking into a good book. If you want to catch up on the classics (or those holdover beach reads) when it's too cold to go out, make yourself a reading nook in which to do so. A comfortable chair, a reading lamp, a blanket, some pillows, and plenty of peace and quiet are all you need for a cozy day in.

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Just because it's dark by afternoon doesn't mean you need to forgo your outdoor space this winter. Even if you're not having meals outside, you can still brighten up your patio, gazebo, or garage with a few rows of string lights, making your home look instantly cozier in the process.

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Stepping out of the shower on a below-freezing day and trying to stay warm with a threadbare towel is hardly a pleasant experience. This winter, try upgrading your towels. A set of plush towels can not only keep you warm, but make the whole idea of getting up while it's still dark out a whole lot more palatable.

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Keeping a cozy home means keeping yourself cozy, too. Fortunately, a pair of slippers next to your bed or at your front door can help you outsmart drafts and stay warm.

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While dark winter days can make even otherwise homey spaces feel strangely austere, adding a few rounded accent pieces can make any room feel cozier in seconds.

When you add in design pieces like round mirrors, tables, and pillows, "you'll achieve a relaxed, welcoming vibe with minimal effort," according to Jemma Lane, a design expert with U.K. luxury home company Arbor Living.

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Make your home cozy from the outside in by upgrading your welcome mat for the winter months. While the rest of your neighborhood may be gray, a brightly colored winter mat means that, at the very least, your home won't be!

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And don't be afraid to put that welcome mat to use, too! After all, the shoes you wear outside aren't exactly clean, especially after you've trudged through the uniquely wintry mix of slush and salt. If you want to make your home cozier this winter, install a no-shoes-inside policy and you'll not only have less cleaning to do, you'll keep your whole family healthier. Research conducted by Charles Gerba, PhD, at the University of Arizona in 2008 revealed that 90 percent of the bacteria on footwear—including E. coli and coliform bacteria—transfers directly to the floors of your home. Yuck!

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According to a 2014 report from Energy Star, upgrading those old windows can not only make your home cozy this winter, it can save you a boatload of cash along the way. So, how much can you save when you install new windows? Up to $465 a year! The pleasure of never dealing with another draft is just an added bonus.

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Want to make sure your home is comfortable when you come home, no matter how cold it is outside? Then consider upgrading to smart technology. Craig Russell—founder and CEO of The English Contractor, a building and remodeling firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio—says that smart systems, like Nest, are a great way to instantly upgrade any space for the colder months. "We like the control that it gives to make the home more comfortable," says Russell. He notes that such systems also save users money "by lowering the heat when you leave and [having] it back up to your preferred temperature by the time you arrive back home." What could be cozier than that?

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