Now that the cold, dark days are officially here, I’ve been thinking about how to make a home warm
and cosy for winter. When you’re spending so much time indoors it’s nice
to make have a haven that you love to get back to. Those of you that are regular readers
will know that I fully embrace hygge – that feeling of being super content and cosy. So here are
my top tips for creating a cosy, relaxing home that you love to retreat to on a cold and wet
Cosy Curtains and Blinds
One of the best ways to keep the cold out and the warm in is to create layered windows by
using both blinds and curtains. Doubling up will add an extra layer of insulation to reduce
any pesky drafts and stop noise creeping in from outside, helping you shut out the world outside and totally relax. This layering technique is really on trend this year, with interior designers promoting the look to create a nurturing and cosy environment.
The great thing about layering is you can switch it up to suit any interior. In a Scandinavian
style room, go for neutral colour blinds with sharp lines and simple curtains which fall to the
floor. If you prefer farmhouse interiors, pick a traditional check print curtain with a solid
colour blind behind.
Has anyone else ever creeped out of bed in the morning, made your way downstairs to be
greeted by FREEZING cold wood or laminate flooring? Not ideal. Invest in an oversized
fluffy rug this winter to keep your home feeling warm and cosy. If you’re after the perfect rug
for your living room or hallway, opt for wool. It is a strong and durable material, so if you
have an accidental spillage it can be easily fixed! If it’s your bedroom that needs to feel
cosier underfoot, treat yourself to a luxurious silk rug. These are soft and sumptuous but do
require professional cleaning if anything spills on them, so better in areas you won’t be eating
Lamps and Lights
During these dark months of the year, fill your home with lots of lamps, fairy lights and
candles. Opt for warm colour light bulbs rather than the bright white, their golden glow will make your home feel much cosier. Scatter fairy lights around your rooms as well as scented
candles. Not only do candles give off warmth they will also fill your home with lovely
scents, so you can relax in complete serenity.
Once you’ve made your home the perfect cosy haven, you’ll have no doubts about spending
the whole day snuggled under a blanket with your favourite book or binging the best TV on those dark and gloomy weekends.
This post is in collaboration with direct blinds