AS I’M WRITING THIS, WE’VE JUST BEEN ENJOYING WHAT SOME HAVE BEEN DESCRIBING AS A MINI-HEATWAVE IN OCTOBER, GIVING US ALL ONE LAST CHANCE TO WEAR OUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM OUR SUMMER WARDROBES BEFORE PACKING THEM AWAY FOR THE NEW SEASON.
Once we’ve all soaked up the unexpected sunshine, the His & Hers team will be preparing our homes for winter. Candles will be lit, throws will be added to the bed and sofa and we’ll be doing all we can to make our pads look and feel warm and inviting.
We’ll also be tackling any underlying problems that could leave us shivering through the winter months sooner rather than later. From temperamental boilers to issues with damp, it’s worth making a list of any issues with heating your home, or with drafts or damp, and googling relevant companies that offer home improvements like weatherproof coatings from All Weather Coating sooner rather than later. Because no-one wants to be desperately calling round for a heating engineer, or trying to deal with damp, as we head into the Christmas holiday period.
Once the basics are all taken care of and you’re happy with your heating system and insulation, you can start focusing on making some small changes which can make a surprisingly big difference. For example, lots of companies are now producing thermal blinds and curtains, which will help to keep your home cool in the summer and warmer in winter.
Also, simply having a bit of a re-jig of furniture in your living room so you can position your sofa a little further away from the window if you have enough space can also help you to feel toastier on chilly evenings.
Here at His & Hers, we also welcome the opportunity to dig out those winter duvets and start getting some nice tactile bedding and throws on the bed. Any excuse for a cosy early night with a good book and fresh bed-linen!
On the topic of early nights, as well as actually raising the temperature of your home, using a few visual tricks to make your home look like it’s warm and inviting can also work wonders in terms of making you feel more relaxed and comfortable. Look out for low-level lighting and consider switching to warm toned light bulbs at this time of year to give your room a comforting glow. This will also help to ease you off to sleep far better than bright overhead lighting.
Here at His & Hers, we also like to treat ourselves to a few strings of fairy lights long before we head into December. They’ll cast a soft light into your room and as long as you steer clear of anything overtly Christmassy, you can keep them out all year long.
If you have any other tips you’ll be using to make your home look and feel cosier this winter, please share them in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with All Weather Coating. Although the inspiration for this feature came from them, the words are all our own.
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