With the nights drawing in, and the temperature certainly dropping, there’s nothing we’d like more than to lock the doors and hibernate through the winter months. Although that’s not always practical – there are ways you can make your home ready for the colder months and help you to embrace winter! So turn up the thermostat, and fill yourself a mug of something hot: here we’ve gathered a few ideas to help make your home a cosy haven for you and your family to enjoy this winter.
Cover Your Floors
This is ideal, particularly if you have hard wood floors or laminate. Invest in a few beautiful and cosy looking rugs to place across your floors. Nothing warms up a bare floor quicker than an area rug. Don’t underestimate the visual warmth it provides as well, especially in sunburst tones.
Candles are a gentle and intimate way to warm up a space. Easy to implement in any room from the living room to the bathroom they provide a charming warm glow without the need of a fireplace!
Get Yourself a Comfy Chair
Everyone needs a spot to read all those books, right? So, we suggest shedding out on a quality cosy armchair to spend your Sundays on. A large, comfy chair to land in at the end of the day is the ultimate refuge from the cold world. Create the full “chair ensemble” with a standing lamp and end table and set the grouping in an intimate corner.
Introduce Some Warming Aromas
Scents help to create a cosy atmosphere in your home. Look out for candles with woody aromas, such as fir or eucalyptus, that sum up the warmth of winter. To avoid accidents, use a lantern or tealight holder when burning candles.
Add Cosy Texture
During winter evenings, you’ll always need layers to snuggle under! In your bedroom swap your summer duvet for one with a higher tog rating. Finish with layers of throws and cushions for maximum warmth.
Get Your Sofa Ready
In a similar vein, get your sofa winter ready with throws and cushions in soft textures like wool, faux fur or velvet. Cover your sofa in cushions, throws and blankets – make it place you can’t wait to flop onto after a chilly winter walk.
Light Up Your Home
As the days get shorter and the night becomes longer, lighting is increasingly important to set the perfect atmosphere. So, make your home cosy by adding sparkle to night time with fairy lights and fire-safe LED lights. Make sure you have a few lamps dotted in living spaces. They provide relaxed low level lighting for your living spaces.
If you have a fireplace, this can quickly become the heart of the home as you and your family will be naturally drawn towards it. Dress your mantle with candles and fairy lights and keep logs and kindling to hand in a stylish wicker log basket.