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5 ways to create a cosy and comforting new look in the home for winter

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November 3, 2020

Autumn and winter are my least favourite seasons and can seem never-ending, with drizzly weather, cold temperatures and dark nights. Add another lockdown into that, making your home feel warm and comforting is essential.

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Think about flooring

Creating a Danish Hygge feel in the house is still a popular trend, especially in the winter months and carpets and rugs definitely add to that cosy feel.

Rugs on wooden / laminate floors can really help a space feel more cosy, but also think about layering up rugs on top of carpet to add new texture, depth and warmth to you room.

Make it cosy

Nothing feels better in winter months than snuggling up on the sofa with a warming mug of hot chocolate, against soft, snuggly cushions and a fluffy throw.


With the clocks falling back an hour last week, the nights are already feeling longer and we have darker mornings to look forward to. Getting the lights right in the home is essential.

Soft, diffused lighting works best in creating a cosy warm atmosphere and I highly recommend installing a wireless lighting system in the home. Using our smartphones, we can change the brightness and colours of our lights, set a timer so the lights come on before we are home and even sync with our TV for the ultimate cinematic experience.

Scented Candles

The highlight of winter for me is trying out scented candles and with the absence of a real fire or log burner in our house, I adore Woodwick Candles which not only give off a beautiful smell, but they crackle as they burn.

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Warm up your windows

There is nothing worse than feeling a cold draft in the home. If your windows feel drafty, consider adding thermal blinds and heavy curtains. Not only do they look great, but they can seriously reduce your heating costs.

How do you warm up your home for winter?


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