As the winter months start to close in and the temperatures start to drop, most of us spend more time in the comfort of our own homes. However, it goes without saying that not everyone can afford to keep the heating on full blast throughout the colder months, and so they are looking for more budget-friendly ways to make their home feel cozier. We have put together this guide of a true and tested range of methods to keep your home warm and cozy without costing you a fortune.
Seal Drafty Windows and Doors
You may be surprised just how much warmth and heat you are losing from the rooms in your house due to drafty windows and doors. While this is likely the case throughout the year, it becomes a lot more noticeable as cold air can quickly cool down the room’s temperature during winter. If you find that you have the heating on a lot, but the room isn’t getting any noticeably warmer, you could have cracked seals that need your attention.
While purchasing new windows and doors may not be an option, it may not be necessary. We recommend that you apply a sealant to any cracks and even get some thick curtains and draft excluders to help limit how much cold air the rooms in your home are exposed to.
Add a Fluffy Blanket
A fluffy blanket and throw can make a huge difference to how cozy and comfortable your home feels, and it doesn’t even have to cost you a lot of money. Snugly blankets are great to cuddle up to when you are relaxing in your home, but they also look great as a feature when draped over the back of a chair or couch.
Simply having a few fluffy blankets in a room can improve coziness and add warmth while also introducing some of your own personality and taste to your surroundings. For example, very colorful blankets bring some character to your living space.
Create Mood Lighting
The lighting in a room can make a considerable difference to how cozy and warm a room feels and how settled and relaxed you feel. Strong and bright lighting can make it difficult for you to feel at home, whereas subtle lighting can add warmth while making the room more enjoyable.
Decorate with Photographs
Making a room feel cozy means making it a place that makes you feel happy and settled, which is hard to achieve if you haven’t made your own mark on it. Therefore, we recommend that you add a more personalized touch by using photographs. Most people take endless photos on their phones and never do anything with them. So, why not instead use them as an affordable way to make your home cozier? You will be surprised at how much of a difference it can make, from adding photo frames filled with pictures of your loved ones to adding your own photo pegs as a feature for your living room.
Add a Lick of Paint
Often, if your home is a blank canvas, you may feel the need to do some decorating to make it cozier. However, we all know how the cost of redecorating can soon start to add up. So, we recommend that you make some small but significant changes, such as painting one wall a different color. This allows you to put your own stamp on the place without breaking the bank.
With these budget-friendly tips on making your home cozier, you can make significant changes to your living space without too much cost or effort.
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