As the winter nights creep in and the weather starts to turn it gets chilly and begins to snow, then all you can do is… let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. With Christmas around the corner it’s time to snuggle up indoors, get the old wood fire going, wrap up in a blanket and watch some of your favorite Christmas movies. However how do you get a cosy feeling? What gives you that ooooooo feeling? when you are feeling relaxed and want to unwind, let us discover how you can make your home much more comfortable.
How to make your home feel cosy
Candles are a perfect, a cheap solution to brightening your environment up and not harming the earth. There are a number of candles available, from Yankee candles that smell out of this world, to normal candles that stay alight for hours on end. A simple candle does the trick, all you have to do is light up to 5 candles around the room, away from any clothes or furniture, and let them brighten up your room. Be sure to always supervise them when they are in use.
No I don’t mean those annoying flickering tube light, in the 21st century we are doing more for the planet earth and almost everyone now uses fluorescent bulbs that are environmentally friendly as they give out a warm glow and keep your electricity bills down.
One great solution for warm lighting is the dim lights, they are widely used in places of work, from kitchens to living rooms. You can easily set the lighting to suit your preference, from bright during those family events when you want to capture that perfect shot, to dim lighting during those family movies and late night TV shows.
Add Fabric Furniture
Fabric furniture is a great solution to making your house cosy, in a recent survey conducted by leading sofa suppliers, 82% of people found fabric sofas more comfortable to leather sofas and the most common reason was because leather sofas are cold.
So when buying furniture for the first time, be sure to get fabric materials as in Winter they will be comfortable and cosy.
If you are on a budget and looking for something cheap an cheerful, then incense sticks are a great option. If you go to your local newsagent or hardware store many sell them in packs of 100, which will last you for a number of months. Incense sticks are widely used in temples and places of worship as they help to calm and bring out inner peace within people, so be sure to invest in some incense sticks and they won’t cost a fortune.
Get a Cosy Blanket
Yes something simple as that can do the trick. Faux blankets are a good choice for those winter nights when you are sitting by the fire with your favorite book. What I also recommend is getting a small faux rug to place on the carpet, this is great to have if you are sitting on the floor wrapped up.