As we welcome in another new year, now is the perfect time to create new routines and refresh your home. Shorter days and colder weather are the perfect combination for cosy days spent close to home, especially when we are unable to visit family and friends.
Here are 3 ideas on how to cosy up this winter; to make your home warm and inviting, and make the most of the places around it.
Declutter and Spruce Up
Once the New Year has come and gone and Christmas decorations have been packed away, your home can often feel bare and lifeless. We often use overlooked spaces around the home to add some Christmas sparkle; so why not fill those spaces with a year-round alternative to add interest?
Something as simple as lighting some candles will create a soothing atmosphere after the chaos of the festive period. Also, filling your home with warming scents and flickering candlelight will make it feel cosier and more inviting. Choose from the gentle crackle of a wood wick candle or dot tealight holders with scented tealights around your home to add decoration and leave it smelling beautiful.
Cwtch Up With Family
Just because we can’t be with family and friends in person right now doesn’t mean we can’t spend time together. Love them or hate them, virtual quizzes and digital discos mean we can all be together whilst staying apart. So grab your warmest blankets and comfiest cushions, call your friends and cwtch in for a night of online entertainment!
Natural materials are better at keeping you warm, especially wool; so make sure to bear this in mind when looking for the perfect winter warmers. Woollen blankets are certain to ensure the cosiest of evenings in!
Whether you’re at home on your own or the whole family is with you, make sure to take the time to head out of the house for a daily walk when you can. Getting out and enjoying some fresh air will do wonders for your wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
Modern life can be hectic, and many of us don’t get chance to explore and appreciate the places around where we live and think we have to go further afield to find places of natural beauty. Though it may be cold, when the sun is shining, winter days can be beautiful and perfect for resetting your mind after a day of working from home or home-schooling.
Make sure to wrap up warm, with your favourite woollen scarf and a sturdy pair of shoes, and you’re all set. Plus, nothing beats getting home to a cosy, warm home!
We may be spending more time at home than planned this winter, but these 3 simple ideas to cosy up this winter will make sure it doesn’t seem so bad and help banish the January blues!