How to Make Your Home Cosy for Winter

Here in Ireland, it’s safe to say that we’re not exactly blessed when it comes to the weather. As soon as Autumn rolls around each year, we can expect to see dark, wet mornings, gloomy, cold evenings, and long, frosty nights. While most people hate this time of year, one way to make it a little easier is by creating a cosy, warm, environment in your home. By making your home a safe sanctuary from the cold and dark of winter, you can allow yourself to relax and rejuvenate like never before. This year, rather than complaining about the dark and cold winter nights, why not treat yourself to a few evenings a week of pure comfort? Curl up on the couch with a hot drink, put on a great movie, and gather some loved ones for the ultimate chill session- there’s no better time to do this than winter. If you’re eager to create a warm, welcoming, and homely environment in your property, the team here at Cloud9 Furniture has a few top tips on how to achieve this.

Wood Creates a Warm Environment


If you’re on the hunt for new furniture to instantly create a warm, homely feel in your space, choose wood. Dark woods like ebony, walnut, and mahogany are not only a durable and long-lasting furniture material, but they also create instant warmth and a cosy atmosphere in whatever room they are placed in. From large wardrobes to smaller coffee tables and decorative pieces, even bringing the smallest item of dark wood furniture into a room will instantly give you that Scandinavian comfort feel. For homeowners who want to really make their home a luxurious and decadent place to chill out in, a dark stained wood floor is the perfect option. Cloud9 Furntiure in Laois offers everything from wooden bed frames to coffee tables, dining sets, and decorative pieces to help you incorporate this style of décor into your home.


Soft Furnishings are Vital


What would a relaxing night in be without some high-quality soft furnishings? Soft décor such as cushions, rugs, blankets, and throws are not only functional, but also create a stunning visual in the home that signifies instant comfort, warmth, and relaxation. One of the best things about this design hack is that you can go as minimal or over-the-top as you’d like. To achieve full cosy vibes instantly, drape couches and sofas in chunky throws and cushions. For a more subtle nod to this trend, invest in deep, soft, rugs to place on hardwood floors. Cloud9 Furniture Laois offers a huge selection of soft furnishings to suit all styles, tastes, and budgets, providing cushions, pillows, rugs, throws, and everything in between. We even have an in-house interior designer to help you choose what kind of soft furnishings would suit your home, with expert advice and recommendations always available.


Don’t Forget the Lighting


One of the easiest and cheapest ways of making your home a warm and welcoming space to be in is to choose lighting that creates a snug and homey atmosphere. Lighting has a massive effect on the overall atmosphere and feel of a space, with the bulb colour, bulb strength, lampshade type, and type of light all playing into the feeling created. Here at Cloud9 Furniture, we have a massive range of lighting available to suit all rooms in the home, including quirky floor lamps, cute table lamps, soft LED lights, and more. If you’re unsure of the best lighting to choose for the environment you want to create, our experienced team and in-house designer would be happy to offer help, recommendations, and advice.
No matter what your style, taste, or budget restrictions, a warm, cosy sanctuary is possible in your home with a few of these simple steps!
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