Not everyone is a fan of the cold weather and snow that comes with the winter months. Some people thrive in the cold season, enjoying plenty of outdoor activities like skiing and sledding, but many prefer the comfort of staying indoors curled up next to the fire. If you want to make your home into your winter haven, here are a few tips to transform your space into a cozy nest for staying safe from the cold.
Decor Makes A Difference
Appearances matter when it comes to keeping your home cozy. Adding more plush and luxurious decor can help a space feel warmer and more inviting, especially during the winter. Try adding a few throw pillows or blankets to make it welcoming and cozy. You can also add plenty of candles to your space; these will help warm up the room both in appearance and in temperature.
Home Improvements For Maximum Comfort
If you’ve been putting off certain repairs, your home is likely to be not quite as comfortable as it could be, especially when the weather outside is frightful. Take time to improve small things around your home that will make it more comfortable overall, like fixing leaky faucets. Chances are this fix will do more than make your home feel more comfortable, it’ll also help you conserve water. In the United States, household leaks can waste nearly 900 billion gallons annually.
Additionally, winter is the perfect time to swap out your light bulbs for an alternative that creates as close to natural sunlight as possible. A lack of vitamin D, caused by reduced natural sunlight, is thought to reduce fat breakdown and trigger fat storage, leading to an average weight gain of two to four pounds each year in autumn and winter.
Keep It Toasty
There are plenty of additions you can make to your home to help keep things warm when turning up the heat isn’t quite enough. An electric blanket can help you stay extra warm while bundling up indoors without having your heating bill skyrocket. Similarly, a space heater is great for those particularly drafty or chilly rooms in your home and can increase room temperatures without increasing the bill drastically for the entire home.
If you’re looking to stay cozy for the winter, these tips and additions should help you stay warm when the coldest months of the year hit. Which of these tips do you plan to use for maximum comfort during chilly weather?