The winter months are creeping ever closer, which means that for much of the world, the temperature outside is dipping lower and lower. This chill seems to set into the bones, get into your socks and even find a way to wind underneath your gloves! It’s for this reason that we need to look at how our homes – and us! – can stay warm throughout the winter season.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be difficult. After all, winter rolls around every single year, so it’s not like we’re not ready for it to happen. However, we do need to be prepared and that means looking at your current summer decor and making some changes. To be prepared is to be warm this winter, so let’s take a look at some of the best ways to keep your house warm through the winter months.
- Start With The Bedroom. The best place to start when it comes to getting your house warmer for winter is the bedroom. Cosy nights spent tucked up in bed are always so much better with a winter throw on the duvet and some hotel quality bed linen from Richard Haworth. Pile up the pillows and add a draft excluder to underneath the doorways, and you can ensure that your bedroom is comfortable and cosy from the start of the season until the end.
- Move To The Windows. The windows tend to release a lot of the heat of your home, and they are also responsible for letting the cold air leak through. Take the time to add curtains to windows without them, blinds and, for the coldest rooms in the house, tin foil! Believe it or not, a layer of tin foil on the window will prevent the cold coming in and insulate your home much better than being without it.
- Layer It Up. Layers are crucial for the decor in your home, so consider adding rugs and throws in almost every room. You can even add rugs in the kitchen and hallways to allow for extra padding throughout the house. Extra throw pillows on the sofas and curtains on the windows will also mean that you’re not letting the heat go from your home. The more layers you add, the better your home will feel.
- Buy Extra Heaters. When all else fails, the best thing that you can do is buy in new radiators and heaters for the rooms of your house. You don’t have to be cold and if your central heating isn’t enough, then the best thing to do is add more. Light candles (out of the reach of children) and plug in one or two heaters in each room that are the biggest and coldest.
Making your home extra cosy this winter is easy enough to do if you know how. Research is key, as are blankets, rugs and super fluffy socks to wear in the house!
What else do you do to stay warm? Let me know in the comments below!