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The temperature is beginning to drop, and many of us are starting to think about digging out our winter boots, scarves and gloves and are spending less and less time outdoors in the chilly winds and driving rain. Also, because we are spending more time indoors, there is nothing wrong with wanting our homes to have an extra level of warmth and coziness, is there?
With Christmas coming, you might be a little constricted by your budget but don’t worry – here you will find some handy ideas of how you can make your home nice and cozy this winter without breaking the bank.
Add a touch of green
Once the leaves have fallen from the trees, we don’t really give much thought to plants, shrubs, and flowers. However, there’s no reason why you can introduce a few to your home. Adding a touch of green with a leafy houseplant will give any room a much need boost. Besides, they say that being surrounded by plants and nature is proven to reduce your heart rate and help your stress levels, so treating yourself to a lovely houseplant will be good for your health too!
Invest in new doors and windows
Okay, so this one does involve a slightly bigger outlay, but will save you money in the long run and make a huge difference to your home. If your existing ones are no longer as efficient as they were, replace them with a
Kelly Window and Door. Better insulation will make a world of difference to the coziness and also has the added benefit of better security.
Amp up your lighting
You’ll be amazed at the difference a gorgeous light fixture can make. You don’t even have to buy an expensive one to really make an impact. If your budget will stretch, then consider adding a standing lamp to a dark and dingy corner of the living room, or a few table lamps here and there. If you want an even cheaper option, then never underestimate the power of tea lights and candles. They will add an instant warming glow to any room. As will a beautiful set of fairy lights in a warm white glow. Drape them over curtains, your frames, mirrors or mantlepieces for an instant boost of comfort and style.
Update your bedding
We all love getting into a bed made up of clean, fresh sheets. However, how about taking it up another notch? Treat yourself to a new set of bedding, not just a beautiful bedspread, but new pillows, a new duvet, and how about a nice scatter cushion or two? Bliss.
Keep your slippers nearby
It is sad when we buy a pair of shoes that we love, and they just don’t love us back, so if your feet are sore and achy after a long day at work, then you can slip straight into comfort as soon as you step through the door. Just keep a set of gorgeously fluffy slippers by the door!
Put up some memories
It might not make your house feel physically warmer – but filling those blank wall spaces and empty window sills with happy moments will undoubtedly fill your home with memories and loved ones and make it feel cozy and welcoming. We all have so many photos stored on our phones, so why not release them at long last and get them on display? You will wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
Can you think of other ways to cozy up the home, other than these 5 inexpensive ways to make your home cozy this winter? If so, feel free to leave your ideas in the comments!