scandinavian Living room by INT2architecture

It's getting cold! How to stay warm and cosy at home

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost not nipping at our nose. That's what we want our winter to be about, how about you? 

When the colder weather kicks in you need to know some top tips for staying warm and snug, without breaking the bank or needing to redecorate the whole house. Well, we've got some super ones for you right here! 

From adapting the outside of your home to feel a little more cosy and welcoming through to making your bedroom a haven of comfort and warmth, we've got some brilliant, interior designer-inspired ideas so, read on…

1. Instally warm-toned light bulbs everywhere

modern Houses by Kabaz

Even in your outdoor lighting!

2. Invest in plenty of knitted blankets

Tiles Collection, Blankets and Cushions: scandinavian Living room by Catherine MacGruer
Catherine MacGruer

Tiles Collection, Blankets and Cushions

Catherine MacGruer

If you're crafty, you could even make these.

3. Fill the house with lovely festive smells

 Household by COLLINES DE PROVENCE
COLLINES DE PROVENCE

PRECIEUSE PROVENCE SCENTED CANDLE 9.17fl.oz.

COLLINES DE PROVENCE

Diffusers and candles are a cheap and easy way to do this.

4. Darken your colour scheme

modern Bedroom by Studio Artere
Studio Artere

Modern Blue view 1

Studio Artere

If this is too radical, do it the easy way and just opt for some darker bedding!

5. Invest heavily in plush fabrics

Huge velvet sofas are a gorgeous way to embrace this approach.

6. Add some rustic items for flavour

Hand-thrown pottery and crockery really adds to the look.

7. Include warm metallic additions

Rose gold and copper are hugely fashionable right now and add a warm, rich hue to your winter home.

8. Embrace a little Hygge

The Scandinavian design movement (pronounced hue-gah) looks to encourage chunky blankets, warm colours and cosy living so is perfect for winter!

9. Add extra duvets and cushions to your bed

Classical elegant frontage with a more relaxed facade towards the sea: classic Bedroom by Des Ewing Residential Architects
Des Ewing Residential Architects

Classical elegant frontage with a more relaxed facade towards the sea

Des Ewing Residential Architects

A simple but effective tip, adding more layers to your bed will up the cosy stakes.

10. Try some cosy statement furniture

modern Living room by Global Bedding GmbH & Co.KG
Global Bedding GmbH & Co.KG

Pushbag 4 Living—Chair, Easy und BAG500 in Soft petrol

Global Bedding GmbH & Co.KG

Anything you can sink down into will do the trick. Think beanbags and low seating!

For extra winter home tips, take a look at this Ideabook: Get Your Home Winter-Ready Right Now (And Feel Smug).

How else do you stay cosy at home during winter?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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