Winter really is about chilling at home, but we don’t want to be chilly while we’re doing it.
Aside from the obvious solution to stick the heating on, here are some other ways to make your home as cosy as can be just in time for Christmas.
Brushed Cotton Bedding
Everyone struggles to get out of bed in the morning in the winter, and unfortunately, by investing in some brushed cotton bedding, you might make it impossible! Aside from that negative, this type of duvet and pillow cover has plenty of positives! The texture is soft, fluffy and extra warm and while I’m yet to try it myself, it’s going straight on my shopping list.
Heavenly Hot Water Bottles
Another thing that I’m going to add to my list this winter is a hot water bottle; now that I’ve decided I want one, my head’s spinning with all the options available. Who knew that there were so many different types? You can choose from a traditional rubber hot water bottle which you fill with warm water and then close with a stopper, or a microwave version which you stick in the microwave and heat for a minute or two to get it nice and toasty.
Once you’ve decided on that, you’ve then got to pick a design, do you want a luxury version (that Santa might be able to sort you out with) or something cute and cuddly (that you’ll be fighting over with your kids). Whatever you decide, there’ll be no complaints about the cold evenings if we get a white Christmas.
I’m also on the lookout for some gorgeous festive towels that will bring a touch of Christmas into the bathroom, but I also want something that feels soft and luxurious. In the summer, something lightweight and easy to dry is ideal, but come the winter months, we want something that wraps us with warmth the minute we step out of the bath or shower. Choose a thick, deep-pile towel made from Egyptian cotton and avoid those dreaded morning shivers – brrrr.
When the temperatures have dropped below zero in the past, we’ve been known to grab our duvet to snuggle under on the sofa. However, if we’d had a thick enough blanket, we’d have avoided dragging it up and down the stairs and covering it in crumbs. I love the feel and thickness of Sherpa fleece throws and blankets but was intrigued by their name; apparently, although they’re soft and fluffy like wool, they’re typically made from polyester which means they’re vegan-friendly. Sign me up for one now!