How to make your home feel cosier this winter

Cold weather is fast approaching, and it’s time to start making your home warm and cosy. Here are some tips to help you fight the chill this winter. 

As the nights grow darker and colder, what better time to turn your home into the perfect cosy retreat? There are many ways you can make your home feel cosier.

Regardless of whether you’re renting or own your own property, here are some quick and easy ways to cosy-up your home and make it a much more relaxing place to be.

Paint the walls a comforting colour

The best way to dramatically change the feel of a room is to change the colour of the walls. You’ll especially want to focus on the lounge and the bedroom, opting for a warm, cosy colour palette.

If you don’t want anything too dramatic, think of adding a biscuit or stone colour. If you invest in matching soft furnishings too it will really add to the cosy feel of the room.

Add cosy, soft furnishings

Speaking of soft furnishings, you’ll want to make sure you have thick, warm furnishings in time for the colder months. This includes throws, cushions, rugs and curtains.

A good tip is to layer your furnishings to give the room a cosy cabin feel. This is particularly easy to do in the bedroom. You can use crisp, linen bedding, then cover the bottom with a thick, fur or woollen throw. The curtains should also be replaced for thicker, cosier variations.

If your lounge has a wooden floor, a thick soft rug will help to make it more comfortable to walk over in winter, while also adding a real cosy feel to the room.

Use scented candles to fill your home with an indulgent scent

Creating a cosy atmosphere isn’t just about the aesthetics. You can also achieve it through the power of smell. Scented candles, like the selection at Neom Organics, can instantly transform a room into a tranquil, cosy paradise.

The great thing about scented candles is they come in huge choice of different scents. So, whichever type of mood you’re in, you’ll find a candle to match it. For true relaxation, opt for scents such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang and warm spices.

Bake ‘cosy’ foods

Nothing makes your home feel more cosy than the scent of a delicious cake or biscuits baking in the oven. Or a wintry stew bubbling away on the stove. (Or even the aroma of mulled wine slowly heating up!)

So dig out your apron and get cooking or baking, and let your home ooze cosiness.

Main photo by Kira auf der Heide