5 ways to warm up your home for winter

Fight the chill and snuggle up indoors.
Roller blinds in White, Carpet Court. Image: Supplied.

In these colder months, you want your home to feel warm and inviting. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend a fortune or embark on a major renovation to make it happen. A few small, thoughtful changes can keep the chill away and create a sense of comfort and relaxation that’ll make you want to curl up and stay in every night.

Try these simple ideas to increase the warmth and comfort in your home.

Layer up with cosy rugs

The right floor rug can do wonders for controlling your home’s temperature and adding a dash of style and comfort.

For winter, you want thicker, plush fabrics like wool. Wool rugs are excellent insulators, trapping heat naturally and keeping your floors warm throughout the season. They also feel amazingly soft underfoot, increasing your enjoyment of the space.

Placement is important. Rugs in high-use areas, such as the living room or bedroom, will have the most impact, offering extra warmth and creating a visually cosy atmosphere just made for hibernating at home.

Darren Palmer ‘Paperbark’ rug in Oatmeal, Carpet Court. Image: Supplied.

Choose insulating blinds

Keeping the chill out is so much easier with the right insulating blinds. They create a barrier that prevents heat from escaping and blocks cold air from coming in.

For ultimate warmth, check out the Contemporary Blockout range from Carpet Court. These blockout blinds are fantastic for rooms with large windows or French doors where heat loss can be a real issue.

If you’re looking to make more of a design statement, the Austere range in blockout and light-filtering options comes in a stylish, textured linen look that complements any interior. And for the ultimate winter chill-blocker, pair your blinds with thick curtains for a double layer of insulation.

Light candles for ambience

Candles are a simple yet powerful way to create a cosy look and feel in your home. Dot them around the house, on windowsills, coffee tables, consoles, bedside tables and even next to the bath.   

Mix and match different candle sizes and styles for visual interest, and be sure to exercise safety precautions. Always place lit candles on a heat-resistant surface away from curtains and fabrics, and never leave them unattended.

Snuggle in with blankets and throws

Blankets and throws are a must-have for winter, so drape them over your sofas, chairs and beds or keep them in a basket for easy access whenever you’re feeling chilly. Opt for blankets made from soft, thick materials like fleece, wool or velvet. They’ll trap the heat and keep you cosy day and night.

Cosmos carpet in Luminous, Carpet Court. Image: Supplied.

Add soft lighting

Harsh, bright lights can make a space feel cold and uninviting. Instead, opt for table lamps, floor lamps and wall sconces that emit a soft, warm glow. Position your lamps in corners and near seating areas to create cosy pockets of light throughout the room. Dimming your lights is another great way to enhance the warm atmosphere. This lets you adjust the brightness based on your needs, whether you’re reading, relaxing or entertaining.

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