Many people in Britain dread the thought of a cold winter. Shivering at home and never seeing daylight isn’t any fun. But there is one fun way you can prepare for the inevitable freeze. Why not give yourself a home makeover project with a cosy theme? There are so many ways to make your home nice and toasty, ready for winter. Here are just a few of them:
Being cosy at night is easier than you think. There are some wonderful 15 tog duvets out there that will keep you very warm all night long. If you lay on one and have another covering you, it will be even warmer! You can also keep a squishy or faux fur throw on the sofa to wrap up in on a colder night. They’re idea when you want a cosy cuddle with someone too.
Many of us have heating systems that are older than our kids. Most manufacturers only put a ten-year warranty on these things that are supposed to keep us warm in harsh weather. If yours is past its best, it could be time to consider an upgrade. Of course, this is a really expensive thing to do. Why not have it serviced and flushed to prolong its life? You could also add an attractive Nicole column radiator or flat panel heater to the system to bring extra warmth around the house.
Your choice of lighting can help give you the impression that it’s warmer in the house. Look for warmer tone light bulbs. Unfortunately, most LEDs remain cold while they’re on so they’re not going to actually heat the room! Of course, some lighting systems are able to change the colour of the light they emit. This means you can colour the room exactly the way you want it. Add some soft fairy lights or mini strip lights to warm your room edges and stairs too.
Even when it’s very cold outside, you’ll be lovely and warm in your hot tub. Of course, getting out of it and dashing back inside could be a bit of shock! Your bathtub could also be the perfect way to warm up on a cold night. Spoil yourself with a high count fluffy towel. Maybe you could install a whirlpool mat to whip up some bubbles while you soak? Your tub could even be coated to help preserve the heat for longer.
It’s amazing how much heat leaks out of the windows and doors. Many of us know to insulate the roof, but you can’t easily insulate a window. As it’s dark out by late afternoon anyway, why not invest in some thermal lined curtains? When these are closed, they will prevent you feeling any drafts, and they’ll reduce the amount of heat escaping from the room. They can be purchased for little cost at your local home furnishings store. Pick colours that match your accent colour. Or for a plain room patterned curtains can look great, like plaid curtains – they always stay in fashion.
A cosy house is essential in winter. And taking on one or two of these little projects could be a fun way to get creative around the house too. Love your warm home this winter.