When the weather turns cold, who doesn’t get that nesting feeling? We all want to huddle up in a warm home, after a long day at work – with a generous glass of wine – and look forward to Christmas. Here’s how to make sure that you get a head-start on making your house feel like a home, this festive season.
Make Your Own Draught Excluder
You don’t even need to be able to use a sewing machine to make your very own draught excluder at home. It’s incredibly simple, and it means that you can select whichever design you like best, based on which fabric is at the haberdashery. Take a look here for the full instructions. A draught excluder not only makes your home look cosier, but it also actively keeps the warmth in, and reduces bill costs.
Cover Exposed Floors With Rugs
Even if you like how your exposed floors look, they are cold to the touch, and will make a room seem less welcoming. A few rugs here and there can still show off your flooring, while keeping your feet toasty.
If you have a fireplace, make the most of it. Otherwise, set up a number of candles around your home, to provide soft light and a warm, soothing ambience.
Line Your Curtains
Not only does lining your curtains make them appear thicker and plusher, but it also helps to keep the heat in. If you struggle with the temperature around your home, doubling up on fabric really helps.
Your home should be a positive, sensory experience. Good smells are a part of this picture. This includes warming scents, such as cinnamon candles, but it can also be regular baking within the home, filling the house with the smell of fresh bread.
Blankets, Throws, And Pillows
Make your home more inviting, by creating a nest for your family and guests. Lay out pillows and throws, so everyone can snuggle up on the sofas or chairs. Throws and pillows can also add different textures to a room, generally increasing how cosy it appears.
Invest in a range of knitting needles or crochet hooks, and a bag full of yarn; it’s time to get crafty! With a little practice, you will soon be making anything from scarves to blankets, to tea cosies. It’s really therapeutic, and you can make simple patterns, while watching the TV.
Pimp Your Bath
Your bath is a winter haven. Make sure that it’s decked out with a range of decadent products. Hang up fluffy towels on towel warmers and treat yourself to some post-dip creams too, to soothe dry, winter skin. Always make sure that your bathroom is heated, as a priority. Other rooms are not as important, except maybe the main living space! No-one wants to get their kit off in a freezing room.
How do you like to make your home feel cosier over the festive period? Let us know in the comments below.