Winter is on its way! It’s time to make your home cosy for the coldest time of the year.
The mornings are dark, there’s a crisp wind in the air and the markets are here. Yes, its official, winter is on its way. Say bye to the heatwave of summer 2018 and hello to our famous British winter time. Our weather history shows that a warm summer means an extra cold winter, so it is time to learn how to get cosy! A cosy home is what we all aim for – there is nothing better than walking inside after a day out in the chilly breeze to a house that feels warming and welcoming. I want my family to step into our house and feel relieved to be home.
It can be tricky to know exactly what to do to give your home that cosy feeling. Lucky for you, I’ve done all the hard work already and put together a few top tips that will help you achieve this.
Here are my six go to tricks for a cosy winter.
Spice it up
Spiced aromas really enhance that cosy winter feeling. There are a variety of ways to achieve these exciting scents. Scented candles are a personal favourite of mine, it is such an easy trick to just light your candle once you’re in the house and let the fragrance spread around. For those of you with fiddly fingers around the house, opt for a plug-in or reed diffusers. They get rid of any fire risk you might be worried about and have the perk of a constant aroma without any hassle. Stick to scents such as cinnamon, gingerbread, wood and chestnut for an extra winter feel.
With Autumn arriving I like to do a sort of Spring clean and refresh the home ready for the Winter months. By doing this it makes the home more cosy and snuggly ready for the colder months. It’s also a fantastic time now that Summer has been and gone to research and update the decor and soft furnishings. I love to browse online for home interior trends for ideas. So while I have been doing my research I’d thought I would share with you what I’ve found for the Autumn Winter home living trends 2018.
Autumn/Winter Key Home Decor Trends 2018
This has to be my favourite trend I’ve found so far. I think of Autumn as wandering through the woods seeing all the marvellous colours and textures around me. All the browns, oranges, russet, plum and damson colours. These are in fact the key colours this Autumn.
Texture wise it’s all about dried flower arrangements, woods, woollen chunky knits from giant knitting, and rustic country linens. The theme can be shown to be sort of like hibernating, the feeling of contentment and hygge – creating a happy home. Hygge style.
As you all know I love a good bargain. I have been really pleased with the new home furnishing bits and bobs I’ve picked up recently for the new house but I’m on the look-out for some new mugs and other china ware for the kitchen.
Last year you may remember I did a Wish-List post for items for the home, so this time I’m back with another wish list for the home, but for Summer time.
If you’re lucky enough to have your own conservatory, you should do what you can to make the most of it. The best way to think of a conservatory is as an extension of both the living room and the garden, bringing the outdoors in and vice versa. By working on this premise, you can create a stylish, comfy conservatory to keep the whole family happy.
We are planning to have a new conservatory built when we move into our new home. It’s one thing I have always wanted and can’t think of anywhere else I would love to cosy up with a book and a slice of cake!
Here is another installment of items for my Christmas Wish List. You can pop back and read my other wish lists here for a coffee machine and a subscription box. But on this list are items for the home.
I’m a homely person and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I love the comfort and style of things around my home. I know some people think they are dust catchers but not me. It’s a home to be lived in and have lots of pretty things around.
My Wish List
I love to shop sales. I rarely buy things at full price I can’t bare to! Maybe that’s the money-saving fiend in me. One of my favourite online websites to browse is Love the Sales. Not only do they cover the latest fashion go-to retailers but also home, garden, electronics and more.