Outdoor living all year round. Alfresco area with fireplace

4 secrets to keeping your home warm this Autumn

Outdoor living all year round. Alfresco area with fireplace

There is nothing better than returning to a cosy, welcoming home after a day out and about during the cooler months. While getting the old heater out can be the simplest solution to keeping your home warm, we have a few tricks to try to prevent the electricity bill from heating up.

The best bit about these tips is that they give you plenty of opportunity to give your home a bit of a facelift, just in time for Winter!

1. Cover your floors

If you have an older home with timber floorboards, you may find that some of the heat in your home will escape through the cracks. Tiles are also a common floor covering in most new homes and often become a little cold for tiny toes during the cooler months. To combat this, buy a beautiful, large rug and place it in the living hub of your home. Take the opportunity to freshen up your home by choosing an in-season colour.

2. Open the curtains

It is easy to forget the sun in the cooler months, but simply opening your curtains and letting the sun shine in can be a very pleasant way to warm up your home. Think about how your home is positioned and where the sun hits each space during the day so that you can make the most of its warmth. You may be surprised to see how quickly your home will heat up.

3. Buy a fluffy blanket or throw rug

A soft, fluffy blanket or throw rug can make all the difference in the cooler months. There is no better feeling then snuggling up under a warm blanket on the couch with your favourite book or television show on. Not only will it prevent you from turning the heater on full blast, but it will also help to keep body heat in and provide a sense of comfort. Blankets are relatively inexpensive and can last for multiple seasons. Best of all, they are transportable so you can take it with you from room to room!

4. Start baking

Baking is a great way to keep yourself busy during the cooler months, especially when the temperature drops and the rain starts to fall. By using the oven to create delicious treats, you are also keeping your house warmer, particularly in the rooms that are closer to the kitchen. The family will thank you when you dish up some tasty cookies or a scrumptious cake, and the aroma your baking leaves will keep your home smelling fresh and inviting all day round.

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