It is September, which means within the next few weeks the weather will begin to change and the temperatures will start to drop. While winter is a wonderful time of year, the coldness that comes with the snowy season can be somewhat of a problem. There is nothing worse than spending the winter months in a home that doesn’t feel cosy, is there?
Cosiness isn’t just about heat; it’s about that feeling of warmth and comfort. It’s about having a home that not only feels warm but also looks and smells cosy and welcoming. So bearing that in mind, below are some little tweaks for achieving a home that is cosier and more comfortable this winter.
A constant temperature is a must
To be cosy, a home must be warm. The key to keeping your home warm and comfortable, but not too hot or too cold, is consistency. To prevent drafts from getting in, if you don’t already have double glazing, it is vital that you consider investing in it. It isn’t as expensive as you would think, especially as companies like Buckingham Double Glazing can offer some amazing deals. Setting your heaters (and underfloor heating if you have it) to come on at least four times a day at a low heat, should help to keep your home consistently warm. To add an extra sense of warmth, an electric fire can work wonders, even if it isn’t giving off any heat, just the ‘flames’ alone can make your home feel cosier.
The right soft furnishings are vital
For a cosy home, it’s all about the soft furnishings. The more throws, cushions and rugs your home has, the cosier it will look and feel. The textures of soft furnishings will also have an impact on this too, for instance, throws and cushions that have a chunky knit design or are made of faux fur will always look warmer and cosier than certain other materials. There’s something about natural fibres or fibres that look like natural fibres such as faux fur, that add an extra sense of warmth and cosiness.
Scents play a huge part
When it comes to creating a home that not only looks the part but feels it too, smells play a vital part in that. Smells like mulled cider or mulled wine, homemade cookies, or freshly baked apple pie help to add a sense of cosiness to a home. Of course, everyone has different scents that remind them of warmth and cosiness, but there are certain ones that tend to work well regardless. Vanilla, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, orange, and also smokey scents that make you think of fires burning, all tend to work well for helping to create a cosier feeling home. You can infuse these scents into your home through candles, wax burners, incense sticks, potpourri, and plug-in air fresheners – there are plenty of options.
There you have it, a few little tweaks that will help to make your home look, feel and smell cosier this winter.