November has started and so far the month has brought with it rain, fog and a lot of cold! Things are set to get worse as we head toward December, so now is the perfect time to make your home feel as cosy as possible.
This doesn't mean making your house warm - which you can do with our great tips - instead, it's all about making your house look and feel comfortable. Not only will this make it better when you have to spend more time inside, it can also help you to relax and put your feet up.
Here are some simple way to achieve a lovely cosy home:
Add soft furnishings
A big part of making a home cosy is making it as comfortable as possible. Adding soft furnishings - such as cushions - to a room can help you achieve this. You can make a sofa or armchair extra soft with some added cushions, which can also be used to introduce colour to your room.
You may also want to add some blankets and throws to a room, which can be used to wrap you and your family up on a cold night.
Choose a warm scent
Home fragrance can play a big part in how your house feels, with warm scents helping to make a room feel warm and cosy - even when the weather outside is frightful!
You can use reed diffusers to add your fragrance to your home all day long, or candles to increase the cosy feeling with flickering light. Of course, you could use both together to ensure your home feels warm and inviting.
As well as candles - or a fireplace if you're lucky enough to have one - creating a nice cosy light, you can use lamps to create a soft light in your home. This instantly creates a lovely feeling that can allow you to wind down and settle in against the cold.
Use low-wattage bulbs to create a soft light and avoid using bright overhead lighting or naked bulbs, which can ruin the effect.
Combine all of these with our tips to keep your home warm and you'll create a lovely space that you won't want to leave for the chilly outdoors this winter.