Getting Cosy at Home for the Winter Season

Do you like to change your home according the season? I know I like things bright and airy during the summer, but in the winter months my focus is on warm and cosy. This often means putting up some thicker curtains in my living room and adding lots of throws and cushions. It’s nice to get warm and cosy on these cold winter evenings. I’ve also crocheted my own little blanket to keep my legs warm.

It’s not perfect but it’s my first attempt, and it’s very cosy. 
I also think that winter is a good time to add a splash of colour to the home, I may get the paintbrushes out, or just hang a nice picture on a bare wall. Anything to brighten up those dark dreary days. Of course lighting is important too, it gets darker so much earlier and too much darkness can be depressing so I like to keep my home bright whenever I can. As well as adding an extra lamp I sometimes feel that candles add just that little bit of extra light and if they are scented they can also create a warmer welcoming environment.

Our garden in Winter gets very neglected. We can’t even venture down to the bottom of the garden because the drainage is poor and it’s just like a bog. We really need to get this sorted. Our garden furniture is covered up in an effort to keep it dry and clean. Unfortunately our poor patio table became a victim of storm Eleanor. My hubby had left the parasol up and when the wind blew it over it shattered the glass top of the table. Lesson learnt! You can never be too careful.

Winter is also a time for checking that you are safe in your home, is your heating working properly, have you had your boiler checked. What would you do if it let you down when it was really cold, or even worse, what if it was faulty and letting of harmful fumes?
Do you have secure locks on your doors and windows? With there being much more darkness in winter it creates more opportunities for those that burgle. I know that unexpected disasters can happen any time of year but it’s always a good time to check that you have adequate insurance.
Chill Insurance have devised this great little e-book with lots of ideas for decorating and designing your perfect winter home. 

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6 Comments

  1. mummyhereandthere
    January 9, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I feel more inclined to stay at home during the darker and colder times. Perfect to read and watch films in bed X #mmbc

  2. debsrandomwritings
    January 11, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Hi Anne, we know winter is here once we put our carpets down. It's amazing how much cosier the house in once they're down. I did once crochet a blanket, I started it in school and it took me years to finish, it was a case of not knowing when to stop… Our dogs seem to be all the deterrent we need, although they'd probably lick any burglar to death.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

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    January 23, 2018 / 5:05 am

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