As the seasons change, it can often inspire us to start thinking about the changes that we’d like to make in our home. The weather is getting a little cooler now, and the nights a little longer. That nesting instinct is starting to set in, meaning that we want to spend more time indoors where it's warm and cozy. So, to get the most snuggly home for the cooler seasons read on for some advice.
MaintenanceBefore you start to beautify your home, it's best if you do all those little jobs that you have been putting off. Check that the guttering is clear, so you don't spring any leaks during the bad weather. Make sure all the window frames are tight and that there are no nasty drafts that will be troublesome when the temperature starts to drop.
BlanketsOne of the simplest and easiest tweaks you can make to get your home ready for fall is to get out all those lovely throws and blankets. Not only do they give your home a delicious, cozy feel, but they will also help you save on your heating bills. Make sure each member of the family has a blanket on the end of their bed, so if they get cold in the night they can add an extra layer.
It's also a great idea to put throws on sofas and chair that people use regularly. You’ll find they get used whether it's cold or not. As who can resist snuggling up under a fleece blanket to watch their favorite show or read the next chapter of their book?
WallsA smallish change that can alter the ambience of a whole room is to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. If you are repainting in the same color, the room will instantly look cleaner, fresher and brighter. Or you might choose to change the color and go for something more warm and inviting. You could even consider going for some wall paper to provide some interest in a plain room. Textured opulent styles give a luxurious finish. While illustrative prints are more modern and graphic.
Maybe you love the idea of getting your home freshly painted but aren't too keen to embark on the work yourself. Then find a reasonably priced company like PaintZen to do it for you
DinnerwareIt might sound weird, suggesting to change your dinnerware or crockery, but bare with me. We use our plates, bowls and mugs a lot. Several times every day in fact. But some designs are just more suited to the warmer months.
In the winter you will want deep bowls to hold your soup in while keeping it hot. Not those wide and shallow salad bowls you've been using in summer. You’ll also want oversized mugs to hold a bumper size cup of tea to get you going on those chilling mornings. So why not treat yourself to a new crockery set. Then you can rotate between the two in FW and SS.