Top Tips to Cosy Up Your Home

21 December 2015

We at Estateology believe it is always a good idea to add a few changes to the interior of your property in order to create a cosy atmosphere to relax  after a long hard day .

Here are some tips from interior design bloggers on how to cosy up your home for the winter period.


Never underestimate the power of lighting. It really is the most transformative thing, particularly candlelight. I light 13 t-lights every night. Does that sound a lot? They’re dotted around on the kitchen island, dining table, coffee tables and side tables. Then if it’s not too windy I’ll light all the hanging t-lights suspended in trees outside which is probably at least another 20! It’s a beautiful way of decorating and dead cheap.

Clever colours

Nothing shouts cosy and snug like dark hues. Paint out an accent wall, add some black accessories or go for painting the whole room come to that!

You can also cosy up your pad with warm metallics, I love them all year around but particularly when getting into the festive mood! Bronze, gold and gleaming copper has a warming effect whether that’s on picture frames, mirrors or accessories. They gleam beautifully, particularly in candle light and give any space a lift. I’m a fan.

Cosy textiles

Rugs might just be my no. 1 winter survival tool! Rather than cold floorboards, padding across thick, fluffy rugs is heaven. The woolier and chunkier the better in my book. Not forgetting to chuck in a throw too. Sheepskins, thick chunky knits… anything woolly is the ideal companion for sofas and chairs at this time of year. Now all you need is a glass of warm mulled wine, or a movie or both. Bliss.

Add a Throw Blanket

Nubby knits are an ideal companion for chilly nights at home with a movie. Plus, they temporarily add seasonal pattern and color to your home.

Pile Up Pillows

Paired with a warm blanket, pillows become snuggle buddies during on-the-sofa homework help or bill paying. Look for pillows with a lot of texture.Then pile them on the sofa and think about investing in or making larger ones for the floor.

Try an Area Rug

Nothing heralds the pending arrival of winter quite like a cold floor on bare feet. Fend off icy toes by placing area rugs in well-traveled spots in the home. Or layer area rugs for even more coziness.