Flannel sheets and a hot water bottle can make for a cozy winter bed on chilly nights. Taking the same idea of flannel sheets and the cozy hot water bottle and applying it to your winter décor will create a cozy home that will keep you warm all winter.
Blocking drafts and cold air from getting into your home is the first place to start. Replacing windows is a big expense but will save you thousands in heating bills over their lifetime. If this isn’t an option, look for products that can block the cold air from getting through the cracks around windows and doors. There is a huge selection of products at the big box home stores.
Adding heavier curtains to windows is an easy way to keep the heat in. Opening the curtains to capture the sun during the day and shutting them at night is something our grandmothers did. And it still works today.
Fight chilly floors by adding warmth through area rugs. Or banish cold floors forever with wall to wall carpet. If you prefer the look of wood, tile or stone floors, look into adding in-floor heating. Obviously this is a much larger expense than a few area rugs, but if you are doing a remodel or new construction, it might be worth the upfront expense.
Small touches like a cozy throw on the sofa, a roaring fire and extra blankets on the bed can fight those winter chills. Flannel sheets and hot water bottles really do make for a cozy winter bed.