Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Making my home feel more cosy as the winter months roll in is always something I look forward to; with George being a winter baby too, it’s my favourite time of year! We’ve got parties galore coming up and then it’ll be Christmas before we know it so I want to get my house feeling nice and seasonal (without going OTT on Christmas decorations already). Here are a few things you can do to help feel more cosy:

Candles, candles and more candles!*

*Or wax melts.

There’s nothing that says winter than lighting candles, especially as the evenings are rolling in. Getting some festive scents to fill your home will be a sure fire way to make it feel cosy. I’m not a big fan of spice scents like cinnamon or clove so I tend to go for things like winter berries.

Making sure you have some tea lights and matches in the house is also just generally a good idea in case of a bad weather spell that causes a power cut.

Ornaments

Woodland animals remind me of autumn/winter – is that just me? Being subtle with your ornament choices can be really easy. White ceramic pieces will fit seamlessly into any room, even if it’s a raccoon wearing a scarf! Metallic accents can also add a touch of glamour to a setting – I love this squirrel that we got from TK Maxx a couple of years ago.

Furnishings

Soft furnishings can make a big difference to the feel of your home. Blankets and soft cushions are always needed throughout the winter, especially for me as I get cold super easily! Rather than just have them scattered around, why not use a fabric basket to make more of a feature of them and make them easier to find. You can always keep things like slippers in there too!

Wardrobe Re-Shuffle

Not that other people see your clothes regularly but seeing all of my knitwear and long sleeve striped tops out on the rail makes me feel super cosy. It’s always a good idea to circulate your wardrobe, not only to give you more space but to force you to freshen up your look.

Heating

A cause for many strongly worded debates in any UK household between the dad and every other family member. Before we had George, it was very much a case of “put an extra jumper on” but now we have to make sure that we keep our home at a comfortable temperature. With this being our first winter in this house we haven’t quite figured out how to work the central heating yet but that is one of Charlie’s tasks for the very near future. It’s a blissful moment when you walk in after work to a warm and cosy home.

So those are just some of the ways I’ve changed my home to make it feel more winter-y and cosy. Do you do any of these things? Is there something else you’d add to the list that is guaranteed to make you feel festive? Leave a comment and let me know!

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