Another year has flown by, and now winter is upon us yet again. It’s time to pull out your chunky knit jumpers and thick socks from the back of your closet and get cozy. While winter clothing is a great way to keep warm during the colder months, surrounding yourself with the right things at home will also help you get into the seasonal spirit, and make staying indoors a lot more appealing. Here are four tips on how you can make your home a cozy haven to hide-away in this winter.
Check Your Windows
Cold draughts floating through your house is not something you want to deal with at the best of times, but especially not when there are frost and snow on the ground outside. Check your windows to see if the seals need repairing, or if the window needs replacing altogether. If you can feel that there is a draught coming through even though the window is closed, or there is mold or condensation inside the panes of glass, these are all indicators that your windows require some repair work. Avoid letting the cold air in and your heating bills soaring this winter by checking your windows!
Buy New Cushions and Throws
Having throws on your couch or a comforter on the bed is a great way to add some extra warmth to your home in winter. They are perfect for snuggling down with a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite book or movie in the evenings, and plump new cushions only add to the coziness. Make sure you buy the softest throws and comforters you can find for some added luxury and comfort.
Get a Fireplace
This might seem like an extravagant addition to your home, but it is sure to raise the cozy factor through the roof! There is nothing more comforting during the winter months than sitting in a room with a crackling, roaring fire on the go. It could also help you save on heating bills as you won’t need your radiators on when you’ve got a fire going. In addition to this, a fireplace could also help to add value to your property making it a good investment. You can find some wonderful examples of antique-style fireplaces at stonewoods.co.uk, or you can purchase an electric fireplace instead if this is more cost-effective.
Scented candles are always pleasant accessories to have at home, and during the winter months, you should look at purchasing ones with seasonal scents. For example, cinnamon and apple to get you into the festive spirit, or pumpkin spice and pecan, even ones that smell like fresh pine trees can help create a winter wonderland in your living room. Not only do they smell great, but the flickering flames will help enhance the atmosphere.
There’s nothing better than settling down in the winter months and enjoying more time indoors. To make your home cozier this winter, use these four tips to help boost the atmosphere and to get you into the festive spirit.