September 30, 2020
3 Ways to Make Your House Luxuriously Warm and Cosy this Winter
The winter is on its way, with everything that comes with it. Some may look forward to the season, but for others, it fills them with dread. However, there are ways that you can turn your house into the perfect retreat for these cold winter nights.
Winter can be a great time to recharge your batteries, reflect on the year that has passed, and start laying the foundations for the next one. To do this, you have to find ways to make your house look and feel as comfortable as possible. Here are a few ways that you can make your house feel luxuriously warm and cosy this winter.
Turn Up the AC
You heard us correctly. You can actually benefit from using your air conditioner even in the winter, but not in the way that you think. We’re actually talking about heat pump air conditioning systems that can both produce hot and cold air.
If you want to learn more about these systems, we suggest you check out Chillaire’s website. They have a page explaining exactly how you can use air conditioning during the winter and how air conditioning heat pump systems work in detail. They also explain the differences between different HVAC technologies, and which ones would be the best for your particular situation.
Summer is a great time to scour farmers’ markets for great candles and scents, and winter is the perfect time to put them to good use. Scents like musk, cedarwood, and vetiver are great if you want to convey a truly homey atmosphere. They can provide you with just the kick you need to combat winter blues as well. You can also simmer a pot of scents consisting of aromatics like cinnamon, clove, vanilla, or ginger. Whether you’re crashing at the end of a long day or entertaining, these scents will add a sense of cosiness to any living space.
Inspect the Insulation and Block Draughts
Another thing you absolutely need to do before the winter is to start looking for air leaks and holes in the insulation. You want to make sure that there is no condensation forming in your loft space. If you notice condensation spots anywhere on the walls, it could be a sign that the insulation isn’t up to par.
It’s also important that you check doors, windows, and any area where cold air can seep in. Weatherstripping or adding/changing door sweeps are two things you can do. Another thing you could do is add thermal curtains, but they do have to be closed to work. So, these wouldn’t be the best option for a room you use often during the day, but they’re perfect for less busy rooms, like a games room or a basement for instance.
All of these tips will allow you to make your house much more comfortable this winter. Make sure that your house is ready for the cold season, and look for as much inspiration as you can to make it the perfect getaway.