October has arrived and although we can't hibernate (though there are some dark winter mornings when we'd very much like to), we are commandeering a new word when it comes to our home. What's the word, we hear you ask? Cosy-fying. The winter coats are coming out in the My Favourite Voucher Codes office and many of us are on our search for the jumper we'll exhaust wearing this year. But we're also on the lookout for easy, simple ways to make our home feel warmer with our choice of décor and home accessories.
The temperatures are dropping and with the festive season just around the corner, there's really nothing we love more than nights in. Think glass of mulled wine, Strictly Come Dancing and maybe cracking open a packet of shortbread.
With more time spent indoors, it's critical to make your space a haven for you. To do that, follow our tips to make a quick transformation and learn more about the importance of home accessories being used to accent and accentuate your home..
How to Lift Your Mood with Lighting this Winter
Whilst some of the best autumn and winter days are those when the sun comes out and the frost glints in the sunlight, it goes without saying our dosage of Vitamin D takes a dramatic plunge during the colder months of the year. Unsurprisingly, a lack of Vitamin D and natural sunlight has found positive correlations with depression and other mental health disorders. Lighting is therefore key in the home, particularly in the winter.
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Short of investing in a SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) lamp, built for those suffering with depression in mind, 7dayshop voucher codes supply a number of great LED bulbs to transform your space. Not to mention new customers can get 2% off their first order. Choose a bulb that emits a warmer hue rather than stark white. Warmer white, borderline yellow bulbs are available that will make your space that much more inviting.
It's also worth looking at bulbs that offer the possibility of dimming. There's nothing that quite sets the tone than adjusting your lighting and, simultaneously, the atmosphere you're creating in a room. Drop the lights as you snuggle in for a movie night. Go one step further and buy smart lights with the ability to change from the standard white glow to pinks, reds and blues, available by top brands like Philips and Hive.
The Home Decor & Textiles to Have in Winter
Is there anything better than a blanket? Short of living in our pyjamas day to day, curling up with a snugly throw at the end of the day is the kind of life all of us should aspire to lead. Great for keeping warm and cosy, throws also instantly revamp the look of a space and are easily interchangeable throughout the year. Not only can you choose different materials and designs, you can shake up where it's placed and how it's folded. In the summer you might have it tucked away for unexpected chilly evenings, whereas in the winter you can have it draped over the back of the sofa.
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When the festivities begin, it's tempting to go all out with seasonal prints. Honestly, we wouldn't blame you. Once the holidays have gone, they're gone. So why not get a bit garish with your home décor? Not too in-your-face-Christmas, we're a big fan of the red and blue tartan throw with Leekes promo codes for £35. Made from the softest, fleecy material, who wouldn't want to light a couple of candles and wrap up in this?
Moving on from textiles to textures, we're also a big fan of the copper curved floor lamp from Asda. Bringing another shade of those warm autumnal tones, copper is a perfect fit, but brings together all of our tips into one. Providing light to your tucked away nook, copper home accessories are a box everyone should be ticking in their household. Not just this winter, but all year round.
Discover Your Seasonal House Fragrances
Finally, but by no means least, filling your home with comforting aromas is a signature many of us forget to bring to our homes. But if you've ever stepped through the front door when dinner is minutes from being ready, or filled your Sunday afternoon with the sweet smells of baking you know how a simple smell can transform a home. Whilst we're not suggesting you should lock yourself away in the kitchen day in and day out, home fragrances are a top choice for making your home cosy in the winter especially.
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Scent is personal to everyone, so it's important to find the smell for you that those under your roof can all enjoy. For us, it's a no brainer, though. As soon as they start stocking them, we're all over the festive Christmassy scents. Think mulled wine, spiced apples and cinnamon. If there's a candle, plug-in or room spray with any of the above, we're all over it.
Air Wick and Glade are our top choices, stocked for below £5 each with Asda discount codes. Or why not explore Yankee Candle for their vast range of scented candles? And in available in a variety of sizes, too! Target the areas in your home that bring the most people together, including the living room and other communal spaces like the kitchen or dining room. Hallways and landings are also great focal points for your home scents to spread from and will pleasantly catch you and your family as you go about your business.
From the perfect lighting to textiles and scents, we've got you covered on making a cosy den from your home. Now those long stretches of dark winter evenings will be filled cuddled up beneath a thick throw, comforted by snug lighting and an even snugger scent.
We're not saying we're biased, but doesn't that just put the cherry on top of what is already the best time of year? We think so, too.
Posted By: Alice Marshall - My Favourite Voucher Codes - 2nd October 2018