How to Keep Your Home Cozy in the Winter

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For most of us, half of the year is spent in dreary weather which spurs the desire to create a cozy living space. But that doesn’t mean it has to be cold outside for us all to enjoy a really cozy, warm, and inviting home. Yet, during those months, it can be essential for your home to protect your health and wellbeing, as well as become a comfort for you. Not only that, but creating a warm and inviting atmosphere inside your house can also save you money on heating bills. So, how exactly can you do that? In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some of the things — both big and small — that you can do to keep your home cozy all year round.

Improve Your Insulation

For starters, if your home isn’t insulated, you’re going to want to make sure that you sort this out first. It might feel like a minefield, but when you know the best types of insulation to choose from, all you need to do is get it booked in. Then you should find that your home is warmer in the winter (and cooler in the summer).

Add More Textures

Nothing screams cozy more than soft and warm textures. So why not add a cozy throw, plush rugs, and soft pillows to your living room or bedroom? You could also consider a cashmere or wool blanket for an added luxurious feel too. It’s all about trying out different fabrics to see what effect they can add.

Use Dim Lighting

Bright lights can be too harsh and can create a cold atmosphere. So, instead, use dim lighting to create a warm and inviting ambiance. To do this, you can look to add lamps and candles to different rooms with soft lighting options that will make your home feel more welcoming.

Change Your Bedding

When it comes to winter, think about swapping your lightweight summer bedding for heavier, warmer bedding. You could even think about switching to flannel sheets, down comforters, or fleece blankets for extra warmth too. After all — there’s nothing better than snuggling up in a warm bed on a cold night.

Decorate with Warm Colors

Another thing you can do in your decor is to use warm colors such as red, orange, yellow, or brown in your home decor to create a cozy atmosphere. Whether you add rugs, pillows, curtains, and blankets in these colors, or focus on the walls and furniture, you’ll be able to create a welcoming and inviting vibe.

Bake and Cook

This might seem like an odd one, but it works! Think about baking, roasting, and cooking more throughout the winter season. Not only will the heat from your oven warm up your house, making it more comfortable and inviting, but also the smells will feel really lovely and cozy too.

Use Cozy Fragrances

Finally, you can also think about turning to fragrances such as vanilla, cinnamon, and pine to make your home feel welcoming and cozy. Whether that’s with candles, incense, or diffusers, working with scent can really harness the feeling of coziness and make your home feel more inviting.

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