Winter is fast approaching and the cold weather has already started here at the farmhouse. Soon there will be heavy rain, ice and maybe even snow.
When you are in your home you want to feel snug and cozy and protected from it all.
How can you achieve that feeling and get your home ready for the winter months?
A lot of us think about lighting a fire in the fireplace to get that warm cozy feel.
But not everyone has a fireplace or if you do you sometimes do not want the mess or have the time it takes to maintain the fire.
Ours is a wood fireplace so there is some mess associated with building the fire.
Don’t Let Your Feet Get Cold
If your feet are cold you will feel cold all over. There is no need for your feet to freeze with the right decor though.
Have some throws handy so that if a pair of socks does not do the trick, a throw over your legs and feet will help.
Leaving some throws scattered around means that when anyone needs a bit of extra heat they will be able to use them, but also they look warm when they are left on the arm of a sofa or on a side table.
A sheepskin rug on the floor can also help give a feeling of warmth inside your home if your floors are not carpeted.
Dress Your Furniture
Once you’ve got your furniture taken care of with some cozy pieces, like the vintage stuff in the Eames furniture range, scatter a few extra cushions on your furniture to give a feeling of comfort.
A tablecloth on a side table can help, or maybe some faux fur throws for the back of your chairs or couch.
Pinecones and a few pieces of greenery can make a lovely winter display.
In fact, anything green and leafy will do the job, although flowers are best avoided at this time of year.
Put some in your hallway and turn it into an indoor winter wonderland to greet visitors as they arrive.
Generally, ornaments are dust collectors, but you could have a few winter themed ones in your home.
You could even make some yourself.
You could make a winter wreath for your front door, or make some pretend snowballs from wire and Styrofoam.
Large snowflakes made from paper with some glitter added to it can look very effective as well.
You should not overfill your home with things like this, but just a few can make you realize how much warmer you are inside.
Get Rid Of The Drafts
It will not matter what you do to make your home feel warm and cozy if there are cold drafts coming from outside.
Make sure you deal with them all so that inside your home stays as warm as it looks.
You can by draft tapes that will cover any gaps in window or door-frames, and they are very easy to apply.
You can take them down again in the summer when perhaps you will welcome the air coming in.
Keep it cozy!