2016 has flown right past us. The summer’s been and gone, and now frost is appearing on the rooftops and the days are swiftly getting colder. As winter closes in, we’re going to be spending much more time indoors. This means that it’s time to make a few changes, and get your home as cozy as possible. To get you off to a great start, here are a few changes that will make your home instantly cozier
Make a Cozier Bed or Couch
When we’ve been out in the frigid wind and rain all day, there’s nothing better than snuggling up on a comfortable couch or bed. Seeing as you’re going to spend so much time there, why not make your little nest even more cozy? If you’ve got a leather couch, then cover it in some nice throw pillows, blankets and other soft homeware. This will get you warmer faster, and make the whole room more inviting if the couch is the centerpiece of the room. Faux fur is a wonderful and affordable addition that will instantly make your bed or couch much cosier. Get a nice throw and have it subtly draped over the foot of your bed during the day. When you’re ready to snuggle up, just grab it and add it to the rest of your bedding.
Make it Christmassy!
If you’re one of those people who just gets annoyed when people start getting out the Christmas stuff in November, then you should probably skip over this tip. However, if you love the Christmas period as much as I do, don’t hold back! To me, there’s nothing that makes a home more cozy and inviting than a beautifully decorated Christmas tree giving off its warming glow. Your family may be busy, but I’m sure you’ll be able to find a window where everyone’s free to pitch in and help you decorate! After that, look at a few other things in your favorite store’s Christmas range. A wreath on the door will make you feel toasty and comfortable before you even get in the house. Some Christmas lights will also make your home more inviting, provided you don’t over-do them! The finishing touch, of course, will be a wonderfully ugly Christmas jumper!
Don’t Forget the Floors
In the height of summer, hard wood floors can be ideal. However, when the weather starts to get colder, they just get chilly and unpleasant to walk on. You can get around this problem by covering your floors with a thick, soft rug. To pamper your feet a little more, get a pair of slippers and keep them by the door. This way, you can beat the chill from outside as soon as you come through the door, and instantly feel more at-home. It may take a little more effort, but take your time picking out rugs for your home. Believe me, you’ll notice if it clashes!
If you’re starting to feel the chill just by looking out the window, these simple changes will make all the difference!
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