Winter is approaching which means you need to start dressing your home for the cold weather.
I don’t know where the months go. They definitely move faster now I have a full-time job than when I was a student. And now, we’re back to Winter. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the sun was out, and we were all sat in beer gardens without a care in the world (nearly). But the heating’s back on, and it’s time to dig out your blankets.
For a lot of people, me included, this is fantastic news! It means that jumper weather is finally here, we get to see the beauty of the leaves changing, and pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu. However, the cold isn’t a nice place to be if you can’t get warm, so with that in mind, here are a few simple ways to get your home nice and cosy for the winter.
Invest in a great blanket
Everyone needs a great blanket as a staple home accessory. They serve multiple uses: protecting the sofa from the dog, keeping you warm during movie night, acting as a decorative throw. A blanket is just as necessary as a sofa, a bed, or a decent set of pots and pans. If you don’t have a thick, fuzzy blanket that you can hide under when the cold weather hits, then you’re never going to be able to get cosy during the winter months.
There are plenty of options and what you choose is entirely up to you. Just make sure that it’s thick enough to keep the cold out, soft enough that you’re able to get comfortable and preferably big enough that you, your family and the cat can all get snuggled up underneath!
Double glaze your windows
Double glazing is one of those things that people don’t really think about. It’s hardly the most glamorous of home improvements. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not incredibly important.
If you don’t have double glazing, your home will be leaking warmth like a boat with a hole in it. This is going to cost you far more money on your heating bill than you would otherwise have to pay. Make sure that all of your windows are double glazed before the cold weather arrives in earnest. It may be a large upfront cost, but, over time, it will save you on your heating bills.
Make sure your home is warm
You won’t worry about heat escaping if you can’t warm your home up in the first place. Your radiators won’t have been on at all during the summer, so it’s worth checking them over to make sure that they work before winter really sets in. Sometimes you’ll just need to bleed the radiators and other times they might need replacing entirely. If that’s the case then somewhere like Only Radiators is perfect. That way you can keep your house warm while also making sure that it stays stylish and well designed.
There really is nothing quite so wonderful as being able to get warm and cosy at home and watch the cold weather rage outside your window. So grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate, put on your comfiest pair of slippers, and start dressing your home for the cold weather!