7 Cosy Home Hacks for Winter
1) Use Blankets
Invest in good-quality blankets. When not in use, they can be a statement piece draped over your sofa for an instant stylish hack. Our favourites come from The Tartan Blanket Company.
2) Add Softness Around the House
Soft pillows are one of our favorite ways to inject extra coziness into our homes and they’re perfect when stacked together! Place them on your sofa or bed to add layer after layer of softness. Our hack: freshen up your decor with a set of winter cushion covers that you only use at this time of year. Invest in quality and a timeless style, so you can enjoy them winter after winter.
3) Play Music 🎵
If you’re looking to add a little ambiance to your home in winter, try playing some music. In addition to making your house feel more comfortable and relaxing, music is also known to lower blood pressure and stress levels. Our favourite album for the season? It must be Loreena McKennnit's Winter Garden - here is a link to it on Spotify!
4) Sleep Under Heavy Blankets 😴
A heavy blanket or duvet is sure to keep you warm on cold winter nights. During summer, it’s best to use lighter linens so you don’t become too hot, but during winter months you want to trap in as much body heat as possible.
5) Hot drinks ☕
Hot chocolate with marshmallows or a cup of latte are our favourite. Check out this article on the best hot chocolate brands from BBC Good Food.
6) Use Candles 🕯️
Candles are an instant cosy addition to any room, especially in winter. Whether you buy candles or make them yourself, they give off an ambiance that instantly cheers up any room.
7) Stews, soups and casseroles 🍲
There's nothing better than coming home to a hot bowl of soup! Don't forget to make use of your slow cooker. Throw ingredients in before you leave for work and when you come home you'll be welcomed by a delicious smell of a home-cooked meal! Check out top 10 winter soups by BBC Good Food.