Dressing your home for the cold weather

Dressing your home for the cold weather

Winter is approaching which means you need to start dressing your home for the cold weather.

Time goes faster and faster, and the cold creeps up on us so quickly. It only seems like a few weeks ago that the sun was out and everyone was sipping cold drinks in their back gardens. Now there’s a pretty distinct chill in the air.

Of course, for a lot of people, this is fantastic news! It means that sweater weather is finally here, we get to see the beauty of the leaves changing, and yes, pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu. The cold is only ever really fun if you’re able to snuggle up somewhere warm to escape from it. 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

thick blanket with man reading book

Everyone needs a great blanket as a staple home accessory. It’s one of those things that should really come with your home when you buy it. It’s 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. They can also double up as a home accessory. Have it thrown over your sofa as decor, and pull it over you when you want to stick a movie on.

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 and your family can all get snuggled up underneath!

Double glaze your windows

Double glazing is one of those things that people have a tendency not to really think about. After all, 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. 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 overtime it will save you on your heating bills.

Make sure your home is warm

feet up with slipper, cup of tea, blanket and warm fire.

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! 

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