Brrring on the Cold – 17 Easy Ways to Wrap Up Your Home for Winter

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted

Autumn is officially here – the clocks have gone back and it's down-hill all the way to winter! Enough of the doom and gloom, there's lots of positive way you can wrap up your home before the really cold weather hits. Make space in your home for some little luxuries that will keep you as-snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug right through to Spring. So, brrrring on the cold, let's face the challenge together and you'll be surprised how easy a few warming home comforts can be.  

Two pairs of feet wearing cosy socks in front of a roaring log fire

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It may sound daft or even a little old-fashioned but adding extra layers of clothing will definitely help you stay warm. Fashion socks are a great way of keeping your feet toastie warm without having to resort to granny-slippers!  

Thermostat control on the side of a radiator

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Turn up your heating – however, be careful because you'll also be turning up the price of your fuel bills.

Make sure your radiators, no matter how old are working efficiently.

An infra red thermal image of a house, showing where heat is escaping

 

Laverty Architecture

Find the hot-spots, or not so hot spots, in your home and set about redressing the problem areas.  

Two pairs of feet, sticking out from under a red cover

 

Consumer Focus

Share body warmth in the bedroom!  

Beige sleigh bed with fabric headboard and raised footer, with cosy cream bedding

 

Best Daily

Alternatively add extra layers of bedding; quilted bedspreads are back on-trend in a big way.  

Cream and beige living room with Chow Chow dog lying on a beige rug

 

Furniture Trendz

If you don't have carpets use area rugs to make the floor feel warmer.

Cream and light grey living room with large grey sofa and cream voile curtains covering two windows

 

 Zeo Spot

Full length curtains and drapes are great for reducing the amount of heat loss from windows.  

A cream harmonica and grey three seater sofa, with orange cushion and beige and orange striped curtains

 

Fancy Cribs

Add thermal Roman blinds or thick curtains to your window dressing to give you another stylish layer of insulation.  A black foam piper cover fitter to the bottom of a door to provide insulation

 

Life Hacker

Stop draughts from seeping in under doors with an up-cycled foam tube; it will stay in place when you open and close the door.

Sticky insulation tape being fitted on the inside of a door frame

 

DIY Network

Add a foam insulation strip around ill fitting internal doors.  

The grooves between floorboards being filled with insulating foam

 

Nigel's Eco Store

Stripped floorboards may be on-trend but if there's a void underneath the floor the chances are they'll be draughts too. Use caulking to plug the gaps.

A close up on loft insulation foam and wooded roof beams

 

Plymouth

Make sure your loft is well insulated; you may be entitled to a government or local council grant to help with the expense.

Four letters coming through a letterbox on a wooden door

 

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Don't let warm air outside via your letterbox – invest in an insulated one to help keep precious heat inside your home.

A dark grey hallway with side table containing decorative antler table lamp and blue vase containing flowers

 

House To Home

Old front doors can be very draughty, use a floor length door curtain to help block the draughts.

A cat flap with insulated flaps

 

Petsafe

Cat flaps are notoriously draughty – use an insulated version to stop heat loss.

A white wool throw draped over a brown traditional leather sofa

 

 Mr Kate

Throw blankets are bang on-trend; they'll add style, colour and texture to your living room and you'll be able to wrap yourself up with a good book or in front of the telly to keep warm.

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