I don’t know about you but as soon as the clocks go back I’m all about making my home as cosy and comforting as possible. I like my house to feel welcoming and warm during the winter so when I get back from a cold wet school run it feels like a little retreat.
In this post I’ll be sharing some great tips to get you well on your way to creating a warm, cosy haven for you and your family to relax in during the depths of winter.
Candles & fairy lights
How lovely is it to be sat by a roaring fire? Sadly, we don’t all have the room for an open fire in our homes however lighting candles and hanging a few fairy lights is an inexpensive way to get a similar effect.
Make your home smell reminiscent of baking cookies or warm cinnamon and you and your guests will instantly feel welcome as you walk through the door. Try different scents in different rooms to help make the scents more noticeable. My favourite way to keep the house smelling wonderful is to use a wax melt – current favourite scent is Mulled Pear and Cranberry.
If you’re in need of a bit of renovation try including some heat saving, energy efficient features such as an insulated loft or aluminium patio doors. Ensuring you have efficient glazing is key to keeping your home warm and cosy this winter….not to mention the reduced bills!
My husband will hate this one but adding a few blankets or throws and some scatter cushions does wonders. Many a night I have to grab the throw off the sofa as I’m a little chilly. Not only is it great for snuggling but it softens furniture, such as leather sofas, and creates a homely feel. Unless you’re lucky enough to have underfloor heating in your home, hard flooring can feel quite frosty in the winter so why not throw a rug down for the ultimate treat for your feet?
If you have the time and budget why not redecorate a room? Changing something as simple as a paint colour can do wonders for a room. Think carefully about what colours you choose as some can give off a cool feeling – how about looking at Pinterest for some inspiration?