With the weather starting to turn as the nights slowly but surely become longer, this is the time of the year where we start spending more time indoors. There’s nothing better than coming home to a house that feels intimate and cosy, ideal for snuggling up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate. It’s always better to start early, so that’s why we’re here to help you get your house ready, just in time as the temperature begins to drop.
Rugs: Sink your toes into something soft by putting a rug down in your home. As well as adding something extra to your living space, they also help to keep your house insulated.
Throws: Throws are great for multiple purposes. They can serve as blankets when it’s freezing (bonus points for using them instead of putting on the heating- stay green!), and they also add a splash of colour, especially if you go for contrasting colours in comparison to the rest of your interior. Throws in shades of burnt orange and deep purple are great for those autumnal months. Put them over the backs of chairs or the end of your bed for extra comfort.
Draught excluders: These are handy to keep out the cold and they can also look great if you choose one which stands out. To keep it super cosy why not go for one in an interesting material such as fake fur or velvet? Different textures add to a homely feel.
Curtains: The thicker the curtains the better. It also helps if they’re longer in length as it keeps the heat in meaning that your home stays toasty and warm, especially at night when they’re closed.
Dim your lighting: Bright harsh light doesn’t feel very welcoming after coming in from a dark night. The best alternative is a dimmer yellow light that makes you feel safe and snug, excellent for winding down.
Invest in a log burner: If you can afford to splash the cash, then why not put in a log burner? Not only do they add character to your home, they’re also more environmentally friendly as they burn wood rather than coal which emits less carbon dioxide emissions.
Due to how many different solutions there are, there’s no need to worry about the cold creeping in. How are you staying cosy this year?