Your home is a space that you’re likely to spend more time in during these cooler months. While the summer sun is still a little far away, you can still enjoy plenty of socializing but more so in the comfort of your own home.
When you’re looking to entertain your family and friends, it’s important to add warmth to your home where you can. There are a number of ways in which you can deliver warmth to your home this year. From small investments to big changes, here are some top tips to add warmth to your home this year.
Invest in Some Thick Rugs
If you’re looking to add warmth to your home this year, remember to invest in some thick rugs. Thick rugs will provide extra insulation to your home, even if you have plenty of insulation packed within your floors or walls already. It’s also a great alternative if you don’t have the best insulation in your home.
With wooden flooring especially, a room can get very cold or can be colder than other rooms with carpet, for example. With that in mind, making sure you spend a bit of money on a rug or two can make a big difference in creating more warmth in the space. It also means you’re going to spend less money on your heating bills by creating your own insulation through furnishings.
Consider the Type of Lighting You Choose
The type of lighting you choose is important. There’s plenty of lighting that can be incorporated into the space to make it feel warmer, even if it doesn’t add much in the way of temperature to your rooms.
With lighting, it’s important to consider each room carefully. Some rooms might need heavier lighting than others in order to add the warmth to the space. Depending on how much natural lighting is in the space, you might want to add more to it in order to compensate for it.
Experiment with the lighting options and play around with how it can emphasize various parts of the space.
Boost Your Insulation
Insulation is an important part within any home, whether that’s a modern home or one that’s decades old. It’s useful to know that not all insulation is going to last forever and all insulation at some point, will need replacing.
As engineering and advances are made within insulation, it’s worthwhile looking at new insulation types and how this might benefit your home. Look into the insulation available and the budget you have. Some insulations are going to be more effective than others but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on it in order to benefit from the warmth it provides.
Keep on Top of Any Heating Repairs
Heating repairs are a great way to ensure your home stays warm all year round, especially during the cooler months.
With that being said, take a look at your heating systems and how that might need addressing from time to time. For example, you might want to get an annual check up of your heating. A furnace repair is best to avoid by maintaining your appliances on a regular basis. Don’t let such an important part of the home, go untreated.
If you allow your appliances to go unnoticed, then they’re more than likely to fall apart as a result. By keeping on top of the maintenance you avoid the problems and costly fallouts that come with ignoring it.
Consider a Fragrance for the Space
The fragrance you have in your home is an important one and is a great way to make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside too. Fragrances differ from home to home. Whether it’s the natural fragrance from washing detergent, the aftershave or perfume of household members to the various sprays you use to make your home smell nice, your space should have a smell.
Of course, you want that smell to be a pleasant one, so experiment with different fragrances to find one that you like. You’ll likely find that home’s fragrance is going to change over time but it’s a great way of having fun with your space and making it your own.
You may even want to create your own personable fragrance that is unique to you and your home.
Add Layers to Your Bedding for Warmth
To help bring some warmth to the bedroom, don’t skimp on bedding. Of course, you can invest in heavy togs for your duvet but you might want to look at extra layers like a mattress protector with fleece lining.
Throws are a great way to dress the space, especially when it comes to the cooler months of the year. These throws can also be useful in the summer too, but perhaps opt for a lighter material.
You may want to pick some thicker materials for the cushions and covers too in order to add extra warmth.
Draughtproof Your Doors
To keep your rooms warm, make sure you’re draughtproofing your doors and windows in some cases. Adding draught excluders is a usefl way to keep the warmth in each room, especially when you’re wanting to limit your use of heating around the home.
Make sure to keep doors closed in order to keep specific rooms warm. While they can sometimes be a fuss to shift from one place to another, they are a valuable investment to have.
Seal Your Windows
Finally, to help with keeping heating costs down and to prevent putting on your heating so regularly, seal your windows. Over time, the sealant around your windows will come away or become less effective. There are also great sealants out there and might be worth replacing any existing ones around your windows.
Sealing up your windows is a great way to stay on top of the draughts that can come into your home.
Adding warmth to your home this year is a great way to save money and enjoy your home space more as a result.