Wintertime brings with it all sorts of challenges. Number one of these for residents to face is how to keep the home comfortable and warm throughout the season. Rather than simply cranking up the heating, there are a number of positive ways to influence the overall temperature and feel in the home. By incorporating a few new additions to home furnishings, you can begin to experience a warm and comfortable space during the colder months.
Here are our top tips on how to make your home-space a warm and comfortable place over the winter.
Knowledge of how to make the most of curtains goes a long way to adding more warmth to the home. During the day time open up the curtains in the room to bring in the daytime sun. As the sun goes down, draw the curtains and make the most of any heat that has built up in the room. Always make sure that the closure of the curtains is sufficient to not allow any moisture or condensation in to the room.
The above Climbing Daisy Eyelet Curtains from Orla Kiely are a lovely opportunity to not only conserve heat from the sun, but also to furnish internal rooms with a captivating set of curtains. Easy to hang and look after, the curtains offer style and a warming finish over winter.
Shawls and Throws
Wrapping up warm is key to the challenge of staying comfortable in winter. Employing a collection of striking shawls and throws is a great way to keep warm and stay stylish over the cold season.
Using a throw such as the above Ryan Throw, Stone Blue by Essenza over chairs and furniture is a great way to keep the cold away. Produced in 100% cotton, the throw includes a delightfully designed fringed edge and will complete a satisfying and homely look to any living room.
Hot water Bottles
Hot water bottles are always a good bet when the weather outside gets really cold. Easy to use and perfectly safe, they provide a comforting warmth where its needed most.
The above Children's Hot Water Bottle by Farbenfreunde is a wonderful way to ensure that the little ones's beds are comfortable and warm. Presented in a range of different bright colours, there are also adult sized ones from the design label available. A brilliant and practical way to keep the cold at bay!