Feel Good Home: Tips for Staying Cosy and Warm Throughout the Winter
Get ready for the beautiful British winter by adding seasonal accessories and making sure your home is as warm as can be
Nothing quite says winter like warming up beside a crackling fire. Not only does it beat the winter chill, it’s such a joy to watch flickering flames in their merry dance. If you’re lucky enough to have an open fire or wood-burning stove, now’s the time to have your chimney swept.
Draw your armchairs closer to the warmth, and add soft cushions and cosy throws that you and your guests will want to curl up with.
If you can’t build a fire, a cluster of chunky candles can create a similarly appealing scene, so make sure you stock up on a good selection.
Boilers have a hard time come winter, when they are in constant use. To cut down on any potential problems, consider booking in a service now. Not only will it mean a winter of guaranteed hot showers and warm rooms, but a boiler that’s in good condition will work more efficiently, saving you money.
Sumptuous and tactile textiles make for a warm and cosy winter. Of course, layering various textures is delightful at any time of year, but, come the colder months, soft and luxurious materials, such as sheepskin, velvet and soft merino knits, really come into their own. Consider incorporating them into your room in the form of rugs, throws and cushions.
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If you haven’t already done so, consider switching your duvet to a thicker alternative that will keep you toasty as you drift off at night. A soft rug or sheepskin underfoot will keep your feet warm as you step out of bed in the morning.
Treat your feet to a stylish and tactile bedroom rug
Thicker curtains really make a big difference to keeping the warmth inside, rather than letting it escape through your windows – especially if you live in a period property with single glazing. Consider investing in thermal linings to really boost their insulating properties.
What will you be doing to stay warm and cosy this winter? Share your tips in the Comments below.