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Feel as if your home isn’t quite the way you want it? Whether you’re a home bird or a seasoned traveller, a house you can look forward to coming home to is sure to keep you in high spirits this winter. As we’ll all be spending more time than usual inside over the next few months, now’s the time to refresh your interiors to make your space as inviting as possible. Read on to find out how you can transform your home into a cosy haven with these six easy steps.
Get your Lighting Right
One of the first things you can do to get both yourself and your home ready for winter is simply to turn off the big light. Harsh, cold lighting will make your space feel cool and unwelcoming, especially when the nights draw in more quickly. Instead, turning on lamps and lighting candles in whatever room you’re spending time in will add a warm glow, and quickly help your home feel cosier and more friendly.
Scented candles can also help you get in the autumnal mood. Seasonal scents like sandalwood, apple and even pumpkin spice help you relax and add to the calm feeling inside your whole home.
Keep Snug and Warm
No matter how hygge your home looks, you won’t feel cosy unless you’re warm too. It’s hard to concentrate on your work, or even just relax fully when you’re chilly, so it’s important to make sure your boiler can be relied on to keep you warm when you need it to. Checking on your central heating system before winter kicks in will make sure you won’t have any trouble when the temperature really begins to drop. Or check what a new boiler cost is if you need a new one.
If your pipes sound like they’re banging or your radiators don’t feel like they’re getting fully warm, BOXT have you covered with expert advice and high-quality boilers at competitive prices. Knowing how to bleed your radiators, as well as recognising when it’s time to invest in a new central heating system, will keep you cosy and warm as we get closer to Christmas.
Stock up on Autumnal Accessories
Now’s the season to snuggle up on the sofa, and with weekends being spent inside for the foreseeable future, you have the perfect excuse to stock up on your favourite films and books. Indulging in seasonal sweet treats like hot chocolate and spooky sweets will help you fee more homely, and gives you the chance to really treat yourself as the winter nights begin to draw in.
Go All Out With Soft Furnishings
Having a selection of comfy blankets in your home, as well as soft cushions on your sofa and bed will mean you feel instantly relaxed and rested. Rather than pastels that suit summer interiors, deeper colours add warmth to your home, and so are perfect for winter.
The textures of your home can also have a big impact on the way you feel. Soft furnishings like velvet, knitted wool and faux-fur are cosy to curl up underneath, and will make any guests you have want to stick around and sink into your sofas as well.
Keep your Feet Cosy
Did you know we lose a huge amount of heat through our feet? Keeping your feet warm with fluffy socks and big slippers will mean you can concentrate for longer, stay snug all day long, and get the chance to invest in cute and cosy footwear too. If you have a lot of wooden floors in your home, you could also consider looking into rugs to cover the areas of each room you spend the most amount of time in. Especially if you’re working from home at the moment, a rug beneath your feet can make a huge difference to helping you stay snug, cosy and warm.
Bring the Outside World In
Finally, getting some green in your home will uplift your mood as well as your interiors. Houseplants and flowers aren’t just for the summertime. Treating yourself to a bunch of beautiful blooms every now and again adds a burst of colour to your home, makes your surroundings smell nice and will make you smile every time you see them.
If you’re green-fingered, growing houseplants in your home is a great way to keep your space feeling calm and cosy. Plants can make your environment more relaxing and soothing, making them practically helpful as well as aesthetically pleasing.