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Winter is the perfect time for cosy nights by the fire, but you’ll want to ensure you can keep your entire home warm too. As the temperatures begin to plummet, you can find a range of ways to amp up the cosy this season. If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at our top tips for staying cosy this winter…
Add throws and blankets
A fleecy throw or a thick blanket will have you feeling cosy in seconds, so be sure to place them around your home this winter. As well as adding a blanket to your bed, keep a couple handy on the sofa too. Wrapping yourself up in a blanket as you watch television, read a book or chat with friends is one of life’s luxuries, so make the most of it.
Don’t leave floors bare
Treated floorboards, laminate flooring and tiles can look stunning at any time of year, but they can be cold underfoot. If you want to know how to keep your house warmer during winter, start with your floors. Adding rugs during winter will help to prevent your feet becoming icy blocks, which will help you feel warmer all over.
People often turn the thermostat up when their flooring leaves them feeling cold, but this can be a waster of energy. Instead, put some rugs down in any rooms which have bare flooring and enjoy the cosier feel and look of your winter abode.
Light some candles
Okay, lighting candles won’t actually make your home warmer, but it will certainly make your feel infinitely cosier. Candlelight is, perhaps, the most atmospheric choice when it comes to lighting, so it’s not surprising it’s so popular. As the evenings get darker earlier and earlier, switch off overhead lights and take the opportunity to enjoy the flickering candlelight instead.
If you have young children or pets at home, or you’re simply worried about having flames lit indoors, opt for electric-powered candles instead.
Winterize your windows
Winterizing your home means being prepared for everything the elements can throw at you. A significant amount of heat escapes through your windows but you can combat this with savvy furnishings. Thermal blinds and thick curtains will help to keep the warm air in and the cold air out, which is exactly what you want when it’s freezing outside.
As well as enhancing your décor with tasteful colours, subtle hues and complementing patterns, you can use your window furnishings to keep every room in your home warm and cosy this winter.
Stay warm until Spring
Whether you love the colder temperatures, or you can’t wait for summer, there’s no avoiding the rain, snow and sleet that winter will bring. With a little bit of prep, however, you can keep your home feeling warm and cosy right through the winter period. From thick woollen socks to a drop of mulled wine, there are plenty of ways to ensure winter doesn’t leave you feeling cold, but instead that you say toasty warm and cosy all the time!