Here are the mistakes that make you colder in winter.
Use curtains that are too thin, cold colors
Thin curtains in light colors bring a feeling of lightness and natural light to your interior in summer but are not suitable for winter. If you already have a thin layer of curtains, install an additional layer of curtains made from thick fabrics such as velvet, father, belly… warm colors suitable for the interior of the house.
For flexible use between winter and summer, owners do not hesitate to invest from the outset in two layers of curtains. When the sun is hot, you can fold the thick curtain to the sides, using only the thin curtain. Thus, creating a decorative function while capturing the sun and avoiding drafts.
Homeowners can also use single-layer curtains, but this curtain should have a certain thickness for convenience in both summer and winter.
Besides the curtain, you should change the light and thin bedding sets such as cotton or sateen cotton or summer silk for beddings with thicker materials such as flannel or cotton flannel with quilted cotton . Putting two or more pillows on the bed also creates a feeling of “crowding” and warmth.
Do not check openings in the main door, window or around the house
Winter is often accompanied by cold winds that bring chills. Winds will often be colder when blowing through ducts or openings.
The condition of the main door and window opening is often due to long-term use, resulting in the door not closing. Some natural wood door frames exhibit shrinkage due to construction quality or weather conditions. Cracks around the house are less common, but they are. Or useful openings such as door handles, skylight ceilings for ventilation from summer to winter, become the cause of cold for the house.
Check it immediately and make sure there are no openings in main doors, windows or around your house. If so, don’t be afraid to remodel them. For small openings, you just need to cover with plastic edging, the space on the wall can be plastered and sealed. For large openings such as door handles, skylight ceiling panels, you should consider installing an additional layer of controllable doors or roofs to be used flexibly for seasons, especially l ‘winter.
Remember to close the doors of the rooms when you go out or when you are not using yourself in the evening to keep the house warm.
Forget the ground
Natural stone or glossy tile floors bring a luxurious and modern look to the home, but when winter comes, it chills the floor, chilling the body and losing the comfort of home. To improve this situation, even if the house uses wooden floors, owners should still invest in carpets and some pillows on the floor.
Using too many white lights
The cold winter will be even colder if you make the mistake of choosing the color of the light fixtures in your house. White light can bring you comfort in spring and summer, but completely opposite in winter. Replace them with yellow light fixtures for the winter.
Currently, it is not difficult to find lighting fixtures capable of switching lighting functions (usually three functions: white light, warm light, yellow light), requiring only one investment and efficient use all the four Seasons.
Regrets buying heating equipment
Heating devices such as fan heaters and radiators were invented to perform the function of keeping the house warm and the room spaces with a moderate area. The market currently has a variety of heaters such as two-way air conditioners, oil heater fans, halogen heaters, infrared heaters and mayso heaters. Each type has its respective advantages and disadvantages.
The halogen fan heater uses infrared bulbs to warm the room space, cheap price, easy to move, instant heating but narrow heating range, not suitable for night use due to glare, cause skin dries and burns easily to the touch, so be careful when there are young children in the house.
The oil warmer has the ability to heat up quickly, a wide range, does not dry out the skin, does not burn oxygen, does not continuously emit light, has a fan function that automatically adjusts the amount of heat, but it is expensive, bulky . Can be applied to living room, common room.
The most effective way to keep the room warm is two-way air conditioning. In addition to cooling in the summer, it also has a warming effect in the winter, keeping the room at a temperature of 25-28 degrees Celsius and filtering the air, especially suitable for families with the elderly and young people of small age. size.
Each house can be equipped with a radiator to heat common areas and two-way air conditioning in private areas such as bedrooms. You can also replace the two-way air conditioner with a fan heater to better meet your financial conditions.
Don’t enjoy the sun
Sunlight provides an ideal heat source, both for heating and for sanitizing items such as pillows and duvets. Take advantage of the winter day from morning to noon to open the door and enjoy the sun shining in your house or room. It also helps circulate the air conditioner and reduce the buildup of moldy moisture in the winter.
Lack of decoration
Dark winter days bring boredom to homes, no matter how bright the interior is. No matter how much you like cool colors, you should always add bright and vivid colors in your living space, such as at the head of the bed or in the living area. Also, do not forget to decorate the miniatures such as fresh flowers, colorful fabrics on the dining table or buy a shelf with decorative tools.
Leaving large empty white walls also makes the house feel cold. Investing in images for certain frequent spaces such as the living room, dining room or common area brings aesthetic values and helps the house to be cozy and closer in winter or spring – summer. .
Also, add green plants suitable for living in cold weather as studies show they increase vitality and are considered natural “air conditioners” that provide a cool environment and a warmer, relaxed feeling in the winter. You can also use natural herbal scents such as ginger, frankincense, cinnamon, coffee, frozen apple, pine to make the house warmer.
Architect Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu (TheDesignStudio) – Vnexpress