There are very few places in the world which manage to escape from winter’s frosty grip all year round. Whether you live in the North, South, East, or West, you will have to endure a regular periods of challenging and uncomfortable weather. In some places, this leads people to build their home around the effort of keeping warm, but this doesn’t work everywhere. Here, I’ll explore some of the best ways to add a little bit of warmth and comfort to your home without having to compromise on the styles you’ve worked hard to build. Get your Hygge on before spring comes, and enjoy these last weeks of winter!
Over the last couple of decades, manufacturing techniques have developed in such a way that loads of quirky and complicated products have been able to hit the market. This diversification gives you loads of options when it comes to getting warm, with hidden blankets being a great place to start. Having a pillow or two which can turn into an object like this will make the colder months far easier to cope with.
Microwave Bean bags
While they may not sound hugely exciting, microwavable bean bags come in loads of shapes and sizes. With a lot of designs being aimed at children, you will find loads of stuffed animals which have a space for a bag like this, but you will also be able to buy examples which are a little more adult, if you prefer. All you have to do is pop the bean bag in the microwave for a minute or two, and they you can enjoy hours of warmth, all without having to turn the heating up.
A Log Fire
Getting warm and feeling cosy go hand in hand, but aren’t exactly the same thing. On a hot summer’s day, for example, most people won’t feel comfortable. Instead, a big part of this feeling comes from your other senses, like sight and sound. There are loads of stylish log fires on the market, and you can go here for more information if you’d like to learn about them. There are few better ways to make a home feel welcoming during winter.
While the idea of adapting your home to have its own sauna may seem a little extreme, this tactic is used throughout several countries to make the winter months easier to cope with. These little warm rooms will make you sweat, but this will feel great when you’ve spent a day in the freezing cold, and is something which most people can enjoy. Of course, this isn’t a job which most people will be able to DIY, but could be something to look into. I would KILL for a sauna, as I love using the one at the gym!
With all of this in mind, you should be feeling inspired to start making your home a little cosier in time for next winter. The benefits of this work can be seen all year round, with the parts of your home which only come out during winter being easy to keep hidden away when the weather is warmer outside. You never have to endure a cold winter again!
How do you make your home cosy and warm? Let me know in the comments below!