As the nights draw in and the air gets noticeably cooler, our instinctive desire to retreat to our homes wraps around us faster than a plush blanket, as we’re faced with the prospect of cold nights, frosty mornings and drizzly days.
Though you may mourn the mild temperatures of the summer months, the so-called bleak season comes with its upsides; curling up on the sofa with a hot drink, cosy evenings in fluffy socks, thick, woolly jumpers, roaring fires and not forgetting, the all-important cosy home makeover.
With the turning of the season, comes the changing of the interiors, turning homes from summer sanctuaries to winter-ready cosy cabins.
Ways to make your home feel cosier
There are many ways you can make your home feel cosy and even the smallest adjustments to your living space can make a huge difference.
Here are some of my top tips for making your home feel warm and welcoming:
- Dressing your sofa with throws and blankets is a quick and easy way to make your living room look more inviting and are perfect for snuggling in on those cold nights!
- Adorn your sofa with some comfortable cushions. Look for soft fabrics, such as boucle, velvet and chenille, and don’t be afraid to mix fabrics as a sumptuous selection will add to your sofa’s appeal. Look for different sized and shaped cushions to add more interest to your couch.
- Rugs are a great way of incorporating texture and colour in a room, and will create some much-needed warmth underfoot. A beautiful plush or deep pile rug will look luxurious whilst giving your toes something soft and indulgent to sink in to. Accessories also play an important role in giving your home a warm and inviting touch. Candles are fantastic for creating a romantic ambience and provide the perfect glow in comparison to harsh ceiling lights. Indulge in some scented ones and fill your home with some enticing seasonal scents.
- Is there anything cosier than a roaring fire? Making your fireplace the focus of your living room will help to create a feeling of togetherness and act as the perfect lounging spot for those cosy nights in when you and your family are gathered around to watch your favourite film or play games.