Wow its winter and we have cozy surroundings. We suddenly start to love bonfires and pull out our sweaters. Time goes by really fast but the season shows its effect in the least of time. Reluctant to move out in this chilly weather, home becomes our favorite destination. But only a cozy interior giving out warmth is a favorite. Here are some few tips on how to keep your home warm in winter.
- Safeguard your home
Water-proofing is a simple and preemptive exercise that will allow you to guard your home against erratic weather whilst keeping the cold air out. Make sure you check all your doors and windows for any spots that may be leaking cold air and then proceed to seal them.
- Re-arrange your furniture.
Sitting by the window can cause radiant heat loss from your body to the glass make you feel cold. To avoid this, make sure your furniture is not in front of a large window or pushed up against an outside wall. Additionally, avoid placing large pieces of furniture in front of radiators as they say, couch or sofa, will absorb the heat you want.
- Window Treatments:
More than the doors, it is the window which brings in the cool breeze making us tremble and shiver. Full drapes, especially those made of a wool-cotton blend, help to insulate a room from the cold air seeping through the windows. Line the window treatments to provide more insulation.
Lights keep the room warm. Bulbs are preferred to other lights. A chandelier with aromatic candles can also be opted, for both, to spread scent and distribute coziness across the room. A table lamp or wall lamps have the ability to give out warm glow coping up with cold outside.
- Area Rugs
Area rugs are often used as a design element in a room; they add color and style while unifying a space. During the cold winter months, they serve another important function: Rugs add a layer of insulation to the floor, trapping cool air underneath and keep it from seeping up and cooling the room. The warmth of the rug will keep your feet toasty, too.