As the winter season dawns on us, there are some endless ideas for creating ultimate comfort in your home this chilly season. To prevent that cold snap from creeping in, it will come as no surprise that during winter households switch on their heating in the attempt to get their homes cosy warm. Here are some useful tips for keeping the inside warm and how to embrace the beauty of the season within your home this winter.

HOW TO KEEP WARM THIS WINTER

Use heavier curtains on your windows

Who would have thought that the heavy the better is the way to go for covering up your windows this winter? In the cooler temperatures, up to 40% of the heat escaping your home is purely from not covering your windows! By investing in heavier curtains or drapes, your comfort will be key with the extra insulation of your windows.

Take in the free heating from the sun during the day

Although those heavy curtains keep that heat in, it is important to let the sun into your home during the day and truly take advantage of the sun heating the interior. By opening up your curtains during the warmer parts of the day and closing them when the temperature drops as the sun sets. Using the sun to heat your house is the most economical and environmentally friendly way to stay comfortable when the temperature drops.

Seal up those cracks and gaps

Have any cracks or gaps in your home that have been on your to-do list lately? Now is the time to check it off the list! Did you know that unsealed cracks can account for around 15-25% of heat loss in your home throughout the winter? The gaps within your home let that warmth essentially ‘slip through the cracks’ and bring in unwanted cool air. Those major areas to make sure are sealed up nicely are in and around your windows and door frames.

HOW TO SET THE WINTER MOOD

There is no doubt that the winter can be daunting for some but it is a great opportunity to create and redecorate within your home to capture that snug space to cuddle up in. Here are some great ideas to create a winter interior.

Introduce layers of texture

A great start to setting the mood within your home this winter is by introducing some cosy knitted throws and a few new cushions to your living space, placing some on your couch or chairs can really add to your space and make all the difference when creating that winter sensation. Additionally, adding some warming hints of timber or brass can make your space feel welcoming. Not only does it add another layer of warmth, but it also adds dimension to the space and acts as an additional styling piece.

Adding some scented candles to your space

Scented candles have gone from stocking fillers to the ultimate luxe home must-haves. Candles within your home this winter can create an intimacy that sets a mood to a room and makes guests feel welcome, a flickering candle within a room really is warm and inviting. Ideally, arrange your candles with some table accessories to produce a pleasant look in your space. Opt for warm and spicy scents such as cinnamon, cardamom and fig.

We hope these tips help you create a warm and cosy environment at home this winter season.

KELLY MCNAMARA – MARKETING ASSISTANT
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Passionate marketing student with a keen interest in real estate, Kelly is the perfect addition to the iThink marketing team. Armed with the latest marketing knowledge, Kelly is ready to put her degree to use in the real world.
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