10 tips to prepare your home for the cooler months

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10 tips to prepare your home for the cooler months

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Luxurious Clifton Apartment by Inhouse Modern
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Have you ever given thought to how best to get your home cosier this winter? Whether it be cuddling up in front of the fire or even enjoying the luxurious rays of the sun? Well, in this edition of homify, we look at 10 amazing home decor tips that are sure to warm your house up during the chilliest time of the year.

1. Light the way

​Contemporary Farm house Country style garage/shed by Gottsmann Architects Country
Gottsmann Architects

​Contemporary Farm house

Gottsmann Architects

It may be time to install those downlights outside the garage to instantly illuminate the pathway to the house, and since the sun sets earlier in winter, you'll need to brighten your exterior earlier too, especially if you're expecting guests.

2. Humidity control

Everyone loves a hot shower, but during winter you probably won't open the windows that quickly to rid the bathroom of humidity, an extractor fan is an easy way to ensure that your bathroom doesn't collect musty smells and mould.

3. Layer it

Roca Llisa Modern style bedroom by ARRCC Modern
ARRCC

Roca Llisa

ARRCC

Adding extra blankets and bedding is another easy way to help you keep warm and toasty this cold season.

4. Comfort food

Kitchens by Life Design Classic
Life Design

Kitchens

Life Design

There's nothing more inviting and warm than a home cooked meal, try your hand at some delicious oven baked bread or perhaps a scrumptious soup to keep you comfortable.

5. Fireplace

open plan living area by Till Manecke:Architect Classic
Till Manecke:Architect

open plan living area

Till Manecke:Architect

Store up on the logs and always have a fire going throughout the cold months.

6. Sunshine

Nettleton 199 by ARRCC Eclectic
ARRCC

Nettleton 199

ARRCC

Even though there may not be much sun in winter, inviting sunshine into the living room is an effective way of having a more welcoming interior.

7. So much comfort

Luxurious Clifton Apartment by Inhouse Modern
Inhouse

Luxurious Clifton Apartment

Inhouse

Include some relaxing couches and sofas in your TV room for those rainy winter nights and add some extra blankets to keep warm in style.

8. Spa treatment

Ebotse Estate by Tru Interiors Classic
Tru Interiors

Ebotse Estate

Tru Interiors

An unused room in your home can be converted into a lovely home spa, with a hot tub or sauna to boot!

9. Dining delight

Entertain your guests in style with a delicious five course meal in your delightful dining room. They will definitely come for your culinary skills, despite the cold.

10. Fire on the terrace

Incorporate a fire pit in your terrace revamp plans and you can be sure to keep warm, even when there is a bitter cold brewing. Just think of it as a fancy fireplace. How about these 15 smart and beautiful TV placement ideas?

How will you keep warm this winter?
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