Stylish Ways To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter
With frosty mornings and dark evenings upon us, it’s safe to say that winter is well and truly here. This means it’s that time of year when you start to turn on the heating, bring out the thicker quilt and get your home ready for the coldest season.
In order to keep your home warm this winter you could take steps like bleeding your radiators, installing insulation and sorting out those draughty areas. But what else can you do? Are there any ways to make your home feel toasty and cosy while also adding a little seasonal style?
In this blog post, we share some simple and stylish ways to keep your home warm this winter.
Invest in a Goose or Duck Down Duvet
Bedding can have a huge impact on your quality of sleep and with the UK’s ever-changing climate, you need different things from your bedding at different times of the year. This is where upgrading your current quilt to a luxury duvet could be beneficial.
Whether you go for a duck down duvet or a goose down duvet, these natural materials are not only excellent insulators, they’re also breathable. This means they help you stay warm during those cold winter nights, so you’re more likely to get a better quality of sleep. What’s more, they feel luxurious and look decadent, too. So, they’ll enhance your bedroom and turn it into a more sophisticated and stylish space in an instant.
Get Cosy with Candles
When the days are short and natural light is limited during the winter, candles offer an effective method of brightening up your interior. They also enhance the ambience, create the illusion of warmth and make your home feel extra snug – just what you want when it’s cold and dark outside!
For the chilly months, we suggest choosing candles with warming fragrances as this will make every room look, smell and feel wonderful. Think scents like cinnamon and cloves, or spiced aromas such as chai.
Banish the Cold with Blankets and Throws
When the weather is a little on the cold side, who doesn’t love curling up and getting comfy under a lovely luxury throw or blanket? From the bedroom to the living room, a well-placed throw is an effective way to bring together any decor scheme, adding a warming and stylish finishing touch.
Transform a tired sofa or make sure your bed is winter-ready by playing with textures. Pile up plush luxury faux fur throws, chunky knit designs and sumptuous bedspreads for a chic and cosy home.
Trap Heat with a Coat of Paint
The colour schemes you select for your home could be doing more than just styling up your space. In fact, different colours are known to absorb or reflect heat, so depending on the shades that you’ve selected, your on-trend interior could be the difference between a warm and welcoming home, or a cool and chilly atmosphere.
While colours like grey or white are often chosen for their contemporary feel, if you want to make your rooms feel toasty, opt for darker tones. Deep purples or blues hold heat, which can result in a warmer home.
Use Rugs to Warm Wooden Floors
Most of us know that heat can escape through small cracks in window frames and around doors, through the loft or external walls, but floors can be an issue, too. This is particularly true if you have real wooden floors in your home, as not only can they feel cold underfoot, but any gaps can allow heat to escape.
While you could invest in underfloor heating or insulation, for a stylish and cost-effective fix we suggest rugs. Choose an oversized area rug for the living room, a runner for the hallway or soft and sumptuous sheepskin for next to the bed.
Feel the Warmth with a Fire
Nothing says a cosy winter’s night like spending time in front of a crackling, roaring fire. So, why not heat up your home with a fireplace? In addition to making your home feel snug, it creates a focal feature, elevating your living space and tying your decor together.
Depending on the current configuration of your living room, there are multiple options to choose from. This includes a realistic fake wood burning stove or, if your home has a chimney, you could go for a real fire.
Display Tapestries and Fabrics
Insulating your home is an effective means of preventing heat from escaping. However, if you don’t have the budget or live in a flat or rental property where your options are limited, what else can you do? The answer: hang tapestries on your walls.
In addition to adding a stylish statement, a tapestry is a cheap and simple alternative to insulation. We recommend going for thick, large and heavy tapestries and fabrics, as they will be more effective and make your home feel warmer.
With these tips, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a warm and sophisticated home this winter!