Smart decorating can help improve the natural flow of a home and make use of every inch of space. But decorating also can help you keep your home warmer in the winter months. Older homes often have no sidewall insulation, and the result is walls that absorb cold air from outdoors and bring the chill inside the house. Insulating the walls can be expensive, but you can provide some DIY insulation by placing bookshelves or other heavy furniture like sofas against the walls to block cold air. Hanging decorative quilts can look good and insulate, too.
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