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Time to get cosy Posted On 12 November 2018

The sun has packed its bags and the nights are getting darker. Make the most of the winter nights by creating a cosy retreat in your home

If the colder, darker nights are making you hanker for a cosier home environment and reaching for your slippers, then follow our simple steps to achieving a warm, inviting, living space that’ll have you cosied up in no time!

The bedroom

Updating your living space doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise – you can achieve a lot on a small budget, starting with your bedding. Swap your linen bed covers for those made from flannel or jersey. They’re perfect for holding in the heat during the cold nights. There’s nothing better than being cosied up in bed!

Why not invest in a thick blanket or throw too to keep at the end of your bed – perfect for those extra cold nights.

Even your kitchen can benefit!

Kitchens are renowned for being areas that can seem cold due to having tiled floors and walls, which help you keep the area clean for food preparation and cooking. Why not add a carpet runner alongside the floor cupboards where you do the majority of your food prep? It’ll create warmth while also keeping your feet warm if you’ve forgotten to put your slippers on!

Update your lighting

Something as simple as changing your light bulbs for ones that emit a softer glow is the perfect way of creating a cosy atmosphere in your home. You can also look at updating your light switches with dimmer switches which will allow you to control the amount of light coming into your rooms.

Or if you’re on a tight budget, then opt for candles instead. There’s something mesmerising about the flicker of candle light. However, always ensure that candles are placed away from curtains and are put on a fireproof surface or mat to avoid the chances of fire (and never leave candles unattended).

Accessorise yourself

As well as making little changes around your home to create a cosy feel, there are plenty of ways to make yourself feel cosy too. Opt for a long-length dressing gown which feels super soft to touch. The same applies to your slippers too. In addition, invest in a super-soft throw which you can transport from room to room; whether you want to cosy up in front of your favourite TV programme or create an extra layer while tucked up in bed – it’ll be your new best friend!

Your living spaces

There’s no need to update your whole living room to get that comfy, cosy, feel. Opt for new cushions for your sofa which incorporate cool, wintry colours such as mustards, gold tones or bold checks.

Apply the same mantra to your living room curtains. It’s a super easy way to update your space. Opt for heavier weighted material to help block any cold breezes creeping in through your windows. And if you don’t have carpets on your floors, transform the feel with a fluffy rug to add instant warmth.

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