How to Prepare Your Home for Colder Days

How to Prepare Your Home for Colder Days


For many, the thought of the up and coming Winter months brings thoughts of cold, dark, and a less than joyful experiences. However, Winter is the perfect time to transform your home into a relaxing, cozy, and comfortable haven to rest, reflect and revive yourself after a busy Summer.

You also don’t need a huge investment or major renovation to turn your space into a comfortable hideaway from the cold. These tips will help you create a space you can’t wait to return to day after day.

Install Area Rugs

There is nothing worse than the feeling of cold flooring against your feet in winter. Try adding some plush throw rugs over uncarpeted spaces to create a warmer looking and feeling environment. Rugs also help to increase the physical temperature ina room too!

Use Soft Lighting

If you want to upgrade your cozy factor, swap out your lightbulbs for warmer tones. Where possible switch to lamps instead of overhead lighting. Softer lights bring a sense of relaxation to a space and help you to wind down at the end of the day. You can also achieve this look and feel by adding dimmer switches to existing outlets.
Try swapping out your existing lampshades for linen or paper ones to help diffuse light better, this makes it easier on the eyes and can help to brighten a room on those darker winter days.Another thing you can do is to purchase candles to really create that therapeutic feel in a room and take full advantage of fireplaces.

Add Accent Pieces to your Walls 

Dark, cold winter days can make our homes look and feel bleak. Adding some color from artwork, photographs or an accent mirror can help bring some life back into a room. Bold artworkin warming colors can help achieve a welcoming energy to a room in seconds.

Switch up your Curtains  

Swap any translucent curtains for thicker fabrics to help insulate a room from the cold, especially in older buildings. Curtains with a deeper toned color can help to instantly make a room feel warmer.

Create Cozy Corners in Different Rooms

Let’s face it, despite good intentions we often spend far more time indoors during the winter months. With that in mind, it’s important to have spots to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.

Blank or empty corners can make a room feel sad on a dark day. To brighten up a room try adding floor lamps, comfortable chairs, cushions, or throws to any bare corners. This will help to create the sensation of comfort and coziness. And they’ll soon become your favorite spots in the house!

Update your Bedding

This is a great time to invest in some new sheets to get your home ready for winter. Use heavier textiles such as heavyweight Egyptian cotton or cotton flannel. These are great alternatives to traditional bed linen and help make your home feel more inviting. But we need to warn you, it might also make it harder to get out of bed!

Move Furniture Around 

Move beds and sofas away from windows when possible to avoid feeling the occasional draft while relaxing. You can also benefit by pulling furniture away from the walls slightly.

Moving things around can help refresh a room and create a sense of calm and newness.

Get a Wintery Welcome Mat

Make your home inviting by upgrading your welcome mat for winter. This helps to brighten the exterior of your home and creates an inviting feel for your family and guests. Don’t be afraid to use your mat, too! Ensure you create a place for people to place their shoes and hang up coats before entering the house. Keeping the outside separate from the comfort of your home will help to ensure your home looks and feels extra cozy.

Let us help you make your home extra cozy!

We hope you are a bit more excited for winter, now! We sure are! And we’re here to help make your home extra cozy. Contact us for a free discovery call.