Wednesday 17 October 2018

Warm Up Your Home for Cosy Family Nights

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When it starts to get colder, it can make for some fun autumn and winter family outings. You don't want to be outdoors all the time, though, especially when it's raining and dark. Getting cosy at home can be just as fun, and there are plenty of family activities you can do to keep your spirits up during the dark and cold winter. Creating a cosy home for the winter isn't difficult, and you could do it in just a few easy changes. All you need are the right items to add a bit more comfort to different rooms in your home.

Get Some Ambient Lighting

The dark mornings and nights in the winter can get you down but having the right light and warmth at home goes a long way. A roaring fire is one of the best ways to have both but, in the absence of that, there are lots of other ways to get it right. Warm and ambient lighting can make a big difference, giving your home a cosy and welcoming glow. Rather than have bright ceiling lights, making use of lots of lamps with warm lighting is a great way to achieve the right effect. Floor lamps, table lamps and wall lights are all good choices, and candles can be a nice addition too (if you use them safely).

Snuggle into Pillows and Throws

Your living room (or whatever you call it) is a family space, where it's fun to spend a winter evening. If you want to make this space more warm and cosy, adding lots of pillows and throws is a fantastic way to do it. You can create a layered and textured look for your family room that will always look warm and inviting at the end of a long day. Try warm fabrics like wool and faux fur that you can really snuggle into.

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Boost Your Beds for Winter

Another place to up the cosiness in your home is in your bedrooms. When it gets colder, switching your bedding around can help you to avoid having the heating on all through the night. A thicker duvet or some extra layers will keep you warm through the colder nights. You might also want to consider that now is a good time to replace mattresses, pillows and other things that you don't buy too often. Take a look at www.Mattress-Guides.Net if you're thinking about new mattresses but you don't know where to start. There are lots of different options, so making sure you have the right advice is important.

Use Some Festive Fragrances

All your senses can play a part in how you feel about a room. Your sense of smell is particularly powerful, and it has a strong link with your memory. There are several fragrances that are perfect for creating a cosy winter atmosphere, like cinnamon, oranges, and winter spice. You can use scented candles, essential oils and diffusers to create warming winter scents that might just transport you back to your childhood Christmases at your Grandmother’s home.

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I hope you like these ideas to help make your home warm for the winter. Take on board even a couple of them and you'll have the perfect place to enjoy some cosy nights as a family.

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