Before the winter make sure your boiler has a service. This will ensure that your heating is running efficiently and you are not wasting energy. Check your radiators to make sure they are hot all over. If you have cold spots at the top of the radiator they may need bleeding. This gets rid of any air in the system and allows the hot water to flow freely. Start with the downstairs radiators and bleed the ones furthest from the boiler first. Keeping the system clear of air prevents damage to the boiler and lowers energy bills. Make sure the thermostat is not set too high and turn off any radiators in rooms you are not using.
The nights are dark so make your home feel cosy by adding extra lighting. If you have a fireplace a roaring fire is the ultimate warming touch. There is something magical about flickering firelight on a winter night. If you don’t have a fire add fairy lights to a corner for a festive touch or light a few candles. Candle light adds a soothing glow to the home making it feel safe and warm.
There is nothing nicer than walking into a room and experiencing a lovely smell. Aromas have the ability to take you back in time and release memories. Why not add some warming scents to your home with scented candles, diffuser reeds or a simple room spray. Perfect winter scents are those of pine trees or spruce trees which will remind you of real Christmas trees. Other great scents are those of orange, cinnamon and clove or winter berries. These will all make a room feel much more welcoming.
These are my five ways to make your home feel more cosy this winter. Do you have any tips to add? Let me know below.
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