About Time: You Made Your Home Cosy This WinterBy Angelica Malin
The colder months are well upon us and this can only mean one thing… cosy evenings and comfy clothes! There is no greater feeling than coming home after a long day out in the cold and being able to snuggle up next to the fire with a hot drink and something on the TV. Is your home ready for the winter? Or… is it time to have a little redecorate so that your home creates the warm and inviting atmosphere that you’ve been longing to feel – you may want to get a new boiler installed. Read on to discover how to make your home the cosiest it’s ever been this winter; you wont want to leave!
First off, begin with colours. To give your home that warm vibe, opt for browns, yellows, reds and oranges. These colours are extremely autumnal and will bring the beautiful outdoorsy scenes into your home (without the cold weather to follow). Whether you want to go large and paint the room or keep it simple and find small bits of décor, you will be sure to find additions to your home that give it that level of cosiness you’ve been wanting. Remember that there are plenty of cheap ways to get this done through the use of a plastic sheet from Simply Plastics; it’s amazing to see how many purposes they can cater for. This can range from a brand new splashback all the way to cake decorating tools.
Once you have a colour scheme sorted, you’ll want to consider the best forms of lighting that’ll really make them accentuate. Allowing natural light in to a room gives the illusion of a bigger space, but this is hard to achieve in the winter months when we have more darkness than light. If you’re looking for a cosy effect, then keep lighting to a minimum, and take advantage of candle light. This’ll make your room toasty and keep you snuggled. However, visibility is rather necessary in a room, so consider installing energy saving light bulbs that’ll help you save money and keep rooms lit only when necessary. There are plenty of themed lights available, including beautiful decorative pieces that’ll be centre of attention.
This one may not be the most exciting addition, but it is perhaps the most important. Before winter approaches each year, make sure that your walls and loft are fully insulated; this’ll avoid letting any nasty breezes circulate around the house. As well as this, you will save a lot of money on energy bills when you have up to date and thorough insulation. You are far less likely to face any maintenance problems when your insulation is in tack.
Picture yourself now, snuggling up on the sofa with a good film, comfy pjs… and a comfy blanket. Blankets are not only perfect for keeping warm, but they can be draped over pieces of furniture and work as wonderful finishing touches to a room!
So, with these easy tips in mind, you are well on your way to having a beautiful home which is perfect for the winter months. This season doesn’t have to be a time for darkness and misery, so it’s time to make the most out of the weather and decorate your home accordingly!