As the cold weather persists, do you find yourself longing to infuse a touch of springtime freshness into your home?

Consider the challenge of a dark, north-facing room that rarely sees the light of day. In spaces like this, the introduction of a log-burning stove becomes a game-changer, not just for its ability to warm the room but for the cosy glow and focal point it provides.

Here are some practical tips to make your living room feel more springlike, even as the chill of the season lingers:

Layered Textiles: Bring in throws and blankets in light, pastel colours to add warmth without sacrificing the spring vibe. Think about lightweight, breathable fabrics that exude comfort.

Natural Elements: Embrace the simplicity of natural materials. Wooden furniture, woven baskets, and earthy decor pieces can evoke a sense of spring, making the room feel grounded and inviting.

The Stove: As a focal point in any room, a log-burning stove can provide warmth and a cosy glow. With a mantle above and log baskets to the side, this is the perfect place to display logs and kindling, creating a rustic and inviting atmosphere that beckons you to unwind by the fireside, fostering a sense of comfort and relaxation in your home.

Soft Lighting: Beyond the glow of the stove, incorporate soft lighting with strategically placed lamps. Choose fixtures that emit a warm and gentle light, enhancing the overall cosiness of the space.

Fresh Scents: Introduce subtle scents that evoke the essence of spring. Consider using essential oil diffusers or scented candles with floral or citrus notes to lift spirits and create a refreshing atmosphere.

Botanical Prints: Bring the outdoors in with botanical-themed artwork or textiles. Floral patterns and green accents can instil a sense of renewal, even in the heart of winter.

Bright Accents: Add pops of colour to combat the winter blues. Vibrant throw pillows, decorative vases, or even a statement rug can inject a dose of energy and playfulness.

Functional Decor: Choose decor items that serve a purpose. Utilitarian yet stylish storage solutions, cosy reading nooks, and practical furniture can enhance the functionality of the room while contributing to its welcoming aesthetic.

All of these suggestions can help create a spring-like atmosphere, with the log-burning stove the cornerstone for battling the lingering chill. By combining practical warmth with these thoughtful touches, you can transform your cold room into a haven that radiates the lightness of spring.

Call our Devon office today to book in your free stove design survey on 01404 892 980 or email