Winter is coming – days are getting shorter and colder. Flipflops, sun dresses and shorts can all be swapped out for boots, sweater and rain coats. While it might be a little sad to leave the warm, summer days behind us, autumn and winter are truly cosy seasons. Learn how to make the most of the upcoming months by creating a cosy home.
Pull Out Your Throws & Blankets
Get ready to snuggle up on the sofa with a soft throw, a big cup of a tea and some snacks. Winter is the time for comfortable evenings indoors, perhaps with a snoozing cat on your lap as well. If you don’t have any nice throws, now is the perfect time to buy one. Not only will they keep you warm on chilly nights, they can add a great pop of colour to any interior, or use a nice throw to update an old chair or sofa – it will add a whole new feel to your room. M&S, John Lewis, Ikea and Primark all have a diverse range of blankets and throws. If you are strapped for cash, try Ikea or Primark first – you will be able to score a great deal. Ikea sells nice throws from £4 and up for example.
Brighten Up a Room with Plants & Flowers
A great way to add some new life to a room is by buying a nice potted plant or treating yourself to a stunning bouquet of flowers. If you don’t have time to go to a florist, why not have the flowers come to you? Online florists like Bloom Magic Flowers UK make it insanely easy to have amazing arrangements delivered right on your doorstep. Pick something that strikes your fancy and you can have the flowers delivered by next-day delivery. You could also join the latest home interior trends and buy some stunning succulents. For a slight tropical theme to your room, buy a potted palm tree like an areca palm.
Treat Yourself to New Linen
Be honest, how often do you buy new bed linen? If you’re like me, you’ll only buy a new set when one of your old sets is worn. There is no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a set of comfy yet beautiful bed linen. Companies like House of Fraser or John Lewis have a few fantastic ranges that include anything from geometric to floral prints. For a complete bedroom makeover, invest in a warm bedspread as well. Pick contrasting colours to ensure maximum impact. It will feel like you have redone your entire bedroom!
Invest in Luxury Candles
What better way to add a little cosiness to your home than by lighting some candles? Many big high street shops, including M&S, Rituals and Oliver Bonas, sell beautifully scented candles. Not only will your home smell amazing, it will look super cosy too. For a neutral smell, opt for a candle like Patchouli & Cedarwood by Oliver Bonas, or Spring Garden by Rituals. For a stronger, wintery smell, go for a candle with vanilla, winter spice or spruce – it is guaranteed to get you into the perfect mood for Christmas.