With Christmas just around the corner, many people will be wanting to make their home feel warmer, more cosy and inviting. So, we are here with a few simple tips to help you do just that! Whether you have a large budget and are wanting to make quite significant changes to your home, or you want a few affordable tricks that won’t cost much at all, we have got you covered. We all deserve to fall in love with our home every time that we walk through the door, so let us help you make it happen this winter!
Invest In Warm Lighting
The first thing you can do to make your home more cosy this Christmas is to invest in warm lighting. All you need to do is swap out any bright white light bulbs around your home and replace them with warm yellow ones. While you’re at it, why not make them energy saving so you can save some money and help the planet at the same time!
This really helps to make your home feel cosy and it will cost next to nothing. You could hold onto your brighter lights and swap them back in the summer if you’d like to, although it’s likely you’ll fall in love with the warmer lighting in your home.
Have Custom Blinds Fitted
Our next tip is perfect for people with a slightly larger budget. Having custom blinds fitted in your home can make such a big difference to the overall atmosphere. Not only will they help to keep your home warmer, but they bring such a cosy elegance that you will fall in love with them as soon as they are fitted.
Choosing custom blinds will make sure that they fit absolutely perfectly in your home and you can select the perfect shade, design and material to suit your space. Plus, custom fitted blinds will make sure that less heat escapes and less cold air enters the room, meaning that you will save energy and money throughout each winter! These are just a few of the reasons why custom blinds are the most effective choice for any home.
Add Throw Blankets
We’re moving back to another more affordable option now, by adding throw blankets to your home! There is nothing better than getting in after a long day and curling up on the sofa. If you don’t think your sofa is very comfy, or you want to make it even cosier, add 2-3 throw blankets. These will look beautiful whenever you aren’t actually sitting on your sofa and it will also be practical when you want to curl up!
Heating and energy costs are more expensive than ever, so if this simple tip can not only help you to feel cosier, but also keep you warmer so the heating doesn’t need to be as high in the evenings, then it’s a win-win!
Avoid Really Dark Colours
Our next tip is to avoid really dark colours in your home. Whilst dark colours can work really well in some spaces, it can also really dominate in others. So, if you feel your home is too dark and you don’t feel cosy, swap out the dark colours for warmer neutral colours. Whether this means you need to paint a wall, swap a rug or replace a few soft furnishings, it could be just what you need to feel more happy and cosy in your home.
Buy Plug-In Scent Diffusers
Our final tip is to buy plug-in scent diffusers. This is one of the best ways to make sure that you can keep your home feeling fresh and lovely all the time. Candles are great, but you will only benefit once they have been burning for 15 minutes, whereas with a plug-in, the scent is circulating all day so you will be hit with a gorgeous scent the second you walk through the door!
Many people like to use stick scent diffusers, although they tend to wear off quite quickly and the smell doesn’t circulate quite as well. The beauty of plug-in diffusers is that you can change the scent whenever you want, so you can keep them season after season and still love the smell of your home during every time of the year!