Simple hacks to make your home cosier than ever

Posted: 18th Oct 2019

From throws to electric heaters, we take a look at some of the High Street's cosiest buys


Whether it’s dusting off those trusty winter woollies or cranking the heating up and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate, it’s time to hunker down and transform your home into a cosy winter wonderland.

But if you need a helping hand with where to find the best winter buys, don’t worry, because we’ve put together a list of simple products that will get you feeling warmer in no time.


Heating and fires


Beldray stove fire suite, £99.99, B&M


You’ve turned the central heating on and the radiators are starting to fire up – but there’s still something missing, right? If you’re lucky enough to have a log burner or a working fireplace, lighting a fire will give you instant cosiness, but for those without access to a fire, a flame-effect electric fire is a great alternative.

This Beldray heater from B&M is just £99.99 and provides a toasty heat source, as well as a realistic fire effect! Place it in your living room and get one step closer to that warming winter fire feeling.


Throws and cushions


Assorted soft furnishings, from £40, John Lewis


Have you ever looked at a photo of a cosy room and wondered how to get the look? The secret is all in the layering.

Add clusters of cushions on your furniture and drape multiple throws across your sofa to create a country cottage-inspired look in no time at all. When picking your colours, it’s best to stick to rich, deep tones to achieve a rustic and homely look.


Traditional patterns


Highland Check Wine eyelet curtains, from £65, Dunelm


When you imagine a rustic and cosy interior, you probably think of Highland checks and deep tones. Though they may seem traditional, tartans and check patterns are a classic style statement that add instant warmth to an interior.

To mix up this traditional pattern, go for a daringly dark wall colour, like a deep navy or matte black!


The cosy corner


Claudia Loveseat in Antique Gold Velvet, £499, Loaf


Every successful winter interior has a cosy corner – it’s a must! Whether you use it for reading, chilling out, or a cheeky afternoon nap, finding the right seat is critical.

We love this petite Loveseat from Loaf. Priced at £499 and finished in a decadent Antique Gold velvet, it’s ideal for long reads on a rainy day.