There’s nothing better than coming in from the cold to a cosy house. Cosiness isn’t just about physical warmth – although that certainly helps.
It’s a certain atmosphere of homeliness that makes you feel warm on the inside when you walk into a house. If you want to get a feeling of cosiness in your home, then there are a few quick updates you can make that don’t cost a great deal of money to do.
To help you get started on your path to the perfect winter home, we’ve put together these top three tips for a cosy home sweet home.
One of the easiest ways to make a home look cosier is with lighting. Rooms with a soft glow give an instant impression of warmth and comfort, so try to achieve this kind of light effect in your home.
Don’t worry though, you won’t need to install a roaring log fire to get a glow in your home; shaded table and free-standing lamps are perfect for creating this effect. You can also use lamps that create patterns with light, such as this gorgeous dandelion lamp.
A statement rug
Nothing says homeliness like a gorgeous rug. When it comes to choosing a rug for your home, there are plenty of styles available, but if cosiness is what you’re going for then our recommendation would be a colourful, Oriental-themed rug.
A dark or bright-coloured rug is also perfect for adding warmth to a neutral room. If you want to add even more colour then buy some cushions and throws in shades that compliment your rug.
Bright new windows
When the days are shorter, you’ll want to get as much natural light into your home as possible during the daytime.
If your windows have seen better days, then they might make your house look in a worse condition than it actually is, so if you want to give your home a bit of a makeover, it might be a good idea to install new windows, for example from Safestyle UK.
Replacing your windows can also help you to keep you warm during the winter, as double-glazed windows will keep the heat you use in and save you money on energy bills too.
***This is a guest post from Safe Style UK***