Winter can be a tricky time of the year as the sun takes a back seat and that bitter winter chill grabs a hold of the driver's seat for what feels like the longest part of the year. But just because it's cold outside, doesn't mean it has to be inside your place. By investing in a few clever pieces and making a few tiny changes to your living spaces, you can keep that fresh feeling all year round and really capitalise on the cosy!
1. Cosy up with a new Couchmate
Sure, cuddles are nice, but what this kind of Couchmate offers is something a touch more stylish and a helluva lot more practical! If you fancy a tipple on the couch with the latest episode of Better Homes and Gardens or anything going on Netflix, perhaps, you'll know the pain of living in constant fear you might drop a drip of red on your fab new reupholstered sofa.
Couchmate does away with that by giving you a handy place to pop your couchside goodies as you indulge in much-needed R&R. Stability and style combined makes one nice new addition to the living room this season.
2. Rug up with a new family-proof rug
Amp-up the cosy, homely feeling we all love and adore in winter with that fresh rug feeling underfoot. Nothing says 'comfy' quite like a fabulous shagpile in a light, bright colour or warm and inviting neutral colourway as the mercury begins to drop. Either running the length of your hallway, or filling a big space in your bedroom or living space, a wisely-chosen rug is always a winning winter warmer.
3. Throw around a bit of colour
Unwinding after a big day on the couch might be one thing, sure, but what is it all without the right sort of throw rug? When styled with colours that complement the throw itself, it makes for one comfy-looking living space, but also, one ideal spot to rug-up with a nice hot tea and while the winter away.
We've found some sensational throws here, but if making your own is more your speed, check out our latest season knit kits like the one below, right here!
4. Nesting isn't limited to inside only
Think outside the house, too and consider giving your garden some love. Did you know that now is the time to plant regenerative bulbs in the soil to give them the best chance at blooming come spring? Have a peek right here at our garden editor's top 5 picks for the easiest bulbs to grow if your thumbs aren't quite that green!
We've got the best saving on all kinds of bulbs from hyacinths to tulips and everything in-between for our readers with this year's bulb offer; have a look at them all right here!
5. Get creative
Itchin' for a stitchin'? If knitting or crochet is your thing, crafting your own bits of cuddliness for the home is as rewarding as it is stunning! Whether colourful or neutral palettes are your flavour, something like this season's Bobo Chic or Neutral Mist throw rugs in rectangle or round are probably just the ticket.