Four ways to turn your home into a winter haven

As we reach mid-winter, long summer days become a distant memory as we bunker down and spend more time indoors. So let’s take a look at how we can make winter more bearable with some of our favourite cool-weather decorating tips.

1. Invest in beautiful throws

We all love a leather sofa but they can be cold and less inviting in the winter months. A simple way around this is to invest in beautiful throws, which can be draped across your sofa to cozy-up the space and give you something to snuggle up to on those cold winter nights.

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2. Reconsider your window dressings

In summer, our main concern for window dressings is to provide privacy in the evenings when it’s still light outside. This can see us choose options that are little more than screens. However, window panes, particularly the over-sized varieties in modern homes, can be a huge heat vacuum in winter, so we want to be choosing window dressings to insulate our homes. Ferrari Shutters have great thermal properties – to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter, while being a timeless choice. Curtains can also be installed over shutters to add an extra layer and further insulate your home.

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3. Fool yourself with lighting

When we imagine a cosy, warm space, soft lighting often comes to mind. Indeed, lighting is one of the best ways to create ambience in a room. So this winter, as night falls, consider turning on lamps and lighting candles to create a cocoon in your home or install dimmers.

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4. Explore gas log fire options

Sometimes, central heating just doesn’t do the job. If you’re after something a little more, a gas log fire can be a great option to add a focal point to your living space as well as a whole lot of warmth. There are a huge range of options on the market, but the ‘floating’ variations, as seen below, are one of the boldest statements you can make.

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