How to Create a Cosy, Welcoming Home for Winter

With the oncoming arrival of the colder months, it’s only natural that we begin to think of how to insulate our homes and create a welcoming, cosy atmosphere. After all, the last thing you want after a long day at work is to return home to a cold, damp property, unable to relax and refresh ready for the next day. How can you ensure your home is the perfect environment this winter, though? Below are three areas to focus on as the days get shorter and the nights draw in.

Embrace the Heat Inside

Of course, you will want to create a warm, homely atmosphere and one key way to do this is to ensure your heating is working! However, it’s important that your heating is energy efficient for your own money-saving and for the planet. Therefore, before the truly cold weather sets in, discuss your heating needs with to replace your existing radiators and save up to 25% on your annual heating bill.

With regards to your heating systems, it’s also worthwhile looking into smart technology, which will allow you to turn on your thermostat with the touch of a button on your smartphone, even when you’re not at home. This innovative technology can help you time your heating requirements, so you can turn it on when you’re coming home from work, whenever that may be.

Cosy Up to Textures

Onto home décor! Creating a cosy home can be as simple as replacing your current home accessories, such as lightweight throws and blankets, with more substantial fabrics, including wool and fleece. If you live in a particularly cold area of the country, adding a patterned woollen throw onto your sofa or bed can be the difference between shivering while you are watching TV or being warm and at peace.

Furthermore, the winter weather calls for deeper, richer tones within our home furnishings. Rather than choosing a pastel pink cotton throw, opt for a luxurious, burgundy chunky knit throw to welcome the colder weather into your home. This method works well for your bed linens also. Who doesn’t want to jump into bed when it’s adorned with inviting cosiness, using bright, soothing wool?

Scent Matters

One of the most important senses, scent, can evoke a variety of emotions and bring to the front of your mind the happiest of memories. Therefore, this winter, utilise the many varieties and scents of alluring candles to create the perfect atmosphere. From winter spices to seasonal fragrances, this is one area of your home which you can’t miss. What’s more, candles are ideal for lighting your bedroom or living room when you need to unwind and relax after a long day. The key scents to use this season include seasonal cedarwood, pine and bergamot, wild fig, and cinnamon and vanilla for a sweeter fragrance.

Creating a cosy home needn’t be a headache with our tips above. Choose to embrace the wonders of your heating system, ensure it’s working correctly and its energy efficient, add chunky, warm textures and fabrics, and add scented candles in every room.