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13 Ways to Make Your Home Cosy this Winter

Shorter days, longer nights, and the drop in temperature can only mean one thing: winter is here. The chilly weather outside means that your house needs to be extra comfortable and snug. It goes with the season; you’ll be spending a lot of time curled up on the couch drinking hot chocolate and cups of tea. Combat the cold with these tips to make your home cosy this winter.

Blankets

Blankets are the ideal way to kick the cold weather to the curb. Have lots of blankets in rooms you spend most of your time in. Chilling in front of the TV wrapped up in a blanket is the perfect way to spend a frosty night.

blanketsRugs

If you haven’t invested in some rugs, now’s the time to do so. Your home loses heat through the floor so rugs are great at keeping things toasty for that bit longer.

rugsCandles

Candles, especially scented, are a must have for a cosy home. Not only do they make your home smell amazing, they generate some serious heat into a room. Why not try cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg scented ones to give your home a real winter aroma.

scented-candlesLight the fire

Light the fire for the ultimate cosy experience. This heat is best enjoyed with a glass of red wine or a mug of hot chocolate topped with some toasted marshmallows.

firePoufs

Nothing is more relaxing than lying with your feet up. Invest in some poufs to take your chill time to a whole new level of relaxation.

poufsDraught blocker

Block out all sources of possible draughts. Doors are the obvious culprit. If you don’t have a draught blocker, make your own using rolled up towels, old teddies or check out Pinterest for some DIY inspiration.

draught-blockerCushions and extra pillows

Add some extra cushions and pillows to couches and beds for an extra layer of comfort.

cushions-extra-pillowsPlenty of mugs

A decent amount of time during winter is spent at home drinking cups of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Make sure to stock up on extra mugs so you’ll always have one ready for your cuppa.

plenty-of-mugsTry darker walls

Charcoal grey or chocolate brown are good choices.  Darker walls hold the heat longer than brighter colours.

try-darker-wallsPlants

When it’s dark outside, plants add some natural and vibrant colour to your home. They smell lovely and bring some freshness into every corner of a room.

plantsFairy lights

Fairy lights are the ideal bedroom accessory for winter. They add a cosy atmosphere and look especially good around beds, mirrors and windows.
fairy-lights
Pull the curtains

Winter is a season of cold weather and dark days. Nobody wants to look out at that. Pull the curtains to block out that sight. Also good quality curtains help reduce heat loss through windows.

pull-the-curtainsMake the most of every heat source

Whether it’s the oven after dinner or a warm bath, soak up every morsel of heat.  Waste not, want not.

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