As winter approaches the Christmas adverts start to appear, the days get shorter and frosty mornings become the norm. The weather may be gloomy but these few winter warmer ideas will cheer up your home decor, taking your mind off the cold.
What better way to snuggle in the evenings than with a blanket. Being a student, my fleece blanket was a great investment as we tried to save on our energy bills. With a range of colours out there, you can easily find one that will add a warming feel when thrown over your sofa or bed, like this red one from John Lewis.
The ultimate winter warmer is a traditional fireplace or stove. Creating a central point in your living room, a stove brings real character and warmth. Electric stoves, which do not require a chimney, are quick and easy to install. With traditional designs, these stoves from Homebase are fantastic if you want to go that extra mile in sprucing up your home for the winter.
If that proves too pricey (especially since Christmas is on its way), candles can be really cheap and fill your home with a rich aroma of spiced scents. Struggling to find a candle holder? A clean jam jar should do the trick creating a warm and inviting ambience.
Fairy lights can work their magic by brightening up any room in your house- from your living room to your bedroom. As Christmas approaches, it is a subtle but effective way to lead onto the classic Christmas decorations. These Ikea fairy lights are great value and you don’t have to worry about finding a spare plug socket!
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Enough with the fancy lighting, now onto furniture. There is no better way to curl up and relax than in an armchair. With a modern twist and a dark wooden finish, this armchair will stand proud in your living room.
Cover up your table with a seasonal table runner or cloth for an extra splash of colour, creating a more seasonal feel. Instead of buying one, you can use a long scarf or piece of fabric to get the same effect, ready for Christmas dinner.
Now, the only question is- when will it snow?