5 Steps for a Cosy Home this Autumn


With the Autumn / Winter seasons setting in, now is the perfect time to get your home feeling cosy.  Of course turning on the heating and lighting some candles will make a difference, but there's a lot more you can actually do to make your home feel cosy and warm. In this post I'm going to share 5 ways you can make your home feel cosy and inviting this year.

Crisp bedding and linen are ideal for when it’s warm outside, but with cold weather being just around the corner, you might want to try and choose flannel instead. You need sheets that hold the warmth in, while also keeping the cold out. Fabrics such as flannel or even jersey are ideal and if you want to take things to that next level, then you can easily fold a quilt or even a blanket at the foot of your bed. If you enjoy talking on the phone in bed, why not buy a telephone that’s cordless so you can relax more?

Nobody likes to have cold feet - especially in the winter. Snuggly slippers or slipper socks are definitely essential for the colder months. Keep a pair by the front door, so that you can change into them as soon as you walk in the door. Ideally a hard-soled pair are best as you can wear them outside without them being damaged.

Pillows and Throws
Nothing quite compares to big, fluffy pillows and throws. Consider adding a selection of throw pillows to the your bed and sofa. If you aren’t quite sure which fabric you should be going for, then rich velvet, knit cable and other warm fabrics are all great choices. Blankets and throws on the bed or sofa are great for snuggling under when it's especially cold too.

Sisal and even flat-weave rugs are fantastic if it’s warm outside. In winter on the other hand, they are not the ideal choice. If you don’t have the budget to get a big area rug, then you might want to layer a lot of small rugs in strategic spots. This could include putting them next to the bed, underneath the coffee table or even in your favourite reading spot. Keeping it warm underfoot will definitely help with the cosiness of your home.

Soft Lighting
When the days grow darker, it can feel like it's much later than it actually is. If you want to make yourself feel better when it gets colder outside, then consider investing in some nice, soft lighting. A dimmer switch can go a long way here, as you can adjust the level of brightness to your personal liking. Not using the 'big' light and instead having small lamps or floor lamps will help make a room feel cosy too.

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