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Darker tones help insulate as the seasons change

As teh leaves start getting darker, reflect that idea inside your house to get the best insulation possible.

As teh leaves start getting darker, reflect that idea inside your house to get the best insulation possible.

Colors that feel warm actually go a long way in making sure a room is properly insulated. As you anticipate the change in the seasons, even the smallest details help to can make sure you are not overpaying on your monthly utility bills. When choosing your window treatments, there are many aspects of the design to consider that will go a long way in making sure you have a room that is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to be in.

Darker tones absorb more thermal energy than lighter ones, meaning they will retain the heat that is produced by natural light. This means that during the cooler months of the year, you should incorporate a richer color scheme into the decor of your room than you would in the summer.

When the weather is warmer, lighter tones will reflect thermal energy, making them a cooler option, as anyone who has worn black to the beach can attest to. You want to capture as much heat as possible when the temperatures begin to drop, so switch your intuitions as the seasons change and bathe your room in darker tones.

Velvet is one of the heaviest materials you can use in your curtains, so a blackout drape that employs the fabric alone will add insulation to a window. A black shade may be too stark a choice in more brightly decorated rooms, so consider a wide range of rusty or forest colors that not only absorbs heat energy, but also complement the tones of the season.

You may not be able to paint your walls a different shade every season or replace your light colored furniture. But simple changes, like rethinking your window treatments can help a room feel warm even on a brisk fall night.