Having a cosy winter home is not just about cranking up the heater. It’s about creating a welcoming and comforting environment.
Start by designating a place for coats, umbrellas and gloves near the door so the cold weather accessories don’t spread through the house. If you’re anything like me you will be more likely to crave a hot drink to ward off the chills, so leave out your tea and coffee supplies near the kettle. Warm yourself up from the inside and create an irresistible aroma by cooking a hearty meal such as a roast, curry or casserole.
By now you will have ditched that thin blanket in favour of the heavy winter doona. While you’re about it, change your bedlinen to a set with a more season appropriate colour and design. Still on textiles, add a rug to warm up those cold floors – make it a shaggy one for ultimate sink-your-toes-in bliss. Winter is all about curling up on the couch. Up the comfort factor with a fluffy throw and switch the cushions to touchy-feely fabrics such as wool, faux fur and velvet.
Create a nook for indoor activities such as reading, craft or games. All you need is a corner with a comfy armchair, a side table and a lamp (granny knee rug optional). Speaking of lighting, light some candles for instant atmosphere.
Curl up and enjoy the best parts of winter.
Images from Bloesem.