The rain is falling faster, the evenings are getting darker and the air is growing colder. That can only mean one thing – winter is around the corner.
It's inevitable that you're going to be feckin' freezing on more then one occasion in the coming months.
So here are some tips for making your space as cosy as possible for the chilly season.
It'll be soooo good you'll find it hard to leave.
1. Light a fire
Nothing makes a room feel warm and cosy like a good aul' fire. Gather the firewood, pick up some kindling and dig out the firelighters and let your cold cave be transformed into a heavenly haven.
2. Buy some blankets
Generally associated with babies and grannies, blankets are something that is SERIOUSLY underrated. There's no greater feeling than snuggling up under a soft, warm blanket on a cold winter's day.
3. Build a fort
Hours of fun could be had as a child assembling a fort in your living room. But who says kids get to have all the fun? Use it as a space for a home cinema or simply take a nap in the comfort of your makeshift surroundings.
4. Light some candles
There is something that is just so fab about candles being lit around a room. Not only do they provide a cosy and peaceful vibe they also smell pretty damn good. It's a win-win situation.
And if you don't own a fire place then this could lend the same atmosphere, just not much actual heat.
5. Put down a rug
If you're lucky enough to have a carpet then this one isn't really an issue but wood and tile floorings can be like walking on ice sometimes.
A soft, fluffy rug will bring texture and warmth to any living space and will make your feet feel all toasty and cosy too.
6. Hang up some fairy lights
Not only will this make your room look super pretty, it will also have you feeling incredibly cosy too.
Penneys always have some in stock which makes this the most cost effective way to warm up your space. Cheap AND cheerful!
7. Cushions, cushions and more cushions
You can never have too many cushions and they're a great way of adding texture and introducing colour into a room. Just don't blame us when you run out of places to sit when they start taking over your couch.
Cosy living sorted.