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How to create a warm or cool interior (without blowing your energy budget)

There are many factors that determine whether your interior has a ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ feel – and they have nothing to do with leaving the air-conditioning blasting day and night. Thinking about how you want to live can help you choose the right option for your interior.

What makes a warm interior?

  • Warm colours: beige, brown, cream, pink, earthy tones
  • Warm materials: floorboards, timbers, organic shapes

 When might you choose a warm interior?

  • You live in a colder climate with longer periods of winter
  • You favour natural, earthy elements throughout your home
  • You’re chasing that ‘hygge’ vibe (hygge is a Danish word that describes a cosy and comforting aesthetic that fosters a sense of contentment and well-being)

What makes a cool interior?

  • Cool colours: grey, white, black
  • Cool materials: tiles, plain colours, monochromatic

When might you choose a cool interior?

  • You live in the warmer parts of the country, and are focused on staying cool during the hot summer months
  • You favour a sleek, modern and minimalist aesthetic
  • You want a ‘blank canvas’ to highlight the furniture, fabrics and artwork that will bring character and life to your home

Start your journey

Make your home journey a reality with Fairhaven Homes. We’re here to guide you through the home-building maze so you can move into your dream home sooner, with less stress and more confidence.

For expert advice on interior design, and all other aspects of your new home, book a consultation with one of our New Home Consultants or call us: 1800 Fairhaven (1800 324 742)