It's Time to Make Your Home More Comfortable'


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Everyone’s home should be comfortable at all times. At the end of the day, this is usually the space you retire to after a long day at work, a day or evening out socialising, or a heavy session at the gym. It’s where you should be able to let your hair down and relax. Now, more than ever, though, is the best time possible to make your home as comfortable as possible. First, we’re heading into the Autumnal months. This tends to be a time of year when we go into almost hibernation mode. We want to be cost. We want to cuddle up with warm drinks and old films. We need our homes to accommodate this. Secondly, 2020 has been an odd year with the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic and, while nobody can seem to predict anything right now, there’s a chance we could all head back into a second lockdown with the second wave of the virus, so it’s a good idea to make your living space comfortable now if there’s a chance you could be spending a whole lot more time in there! Here are a few steps you can take to make sure your home is cosy as can be!

Make Sure There’s Enough Natural Light

Autumn can see the mornings and evenings getting and staying darker for longer. This can cause disruptions to your body’s circadian rhythms. Our circadian rhythms follow natural light patterns, making us sleepier as it gets darker. We may be more reluctant to get up and be productive in the mornings. We may start winding down and getting ready to sleep earlier in the evenings. If you don’t have anywhere you need to be at any set time, this can be fine. But generally, the world doesn’t adjust its standard nine to five operating hours to accommodate different seasons. So, you’re going to want to do your utmost to counteract these circadian rhythms where possible and still be productive. A good step towards achieving this is to make sure you can get as much natural light in your home as possible. This will perk you up and keep you productive throughout the day, especially if you’re working from home due to pandemic restrictions and guidelines in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. This can be achieved in a few different ways. First and foremost, make sure that your window ledges are free of clutter. You don’t want anything blocking light’s natural access path into your home. If you want to go all out, you could have bigger windows fitted, or you could have Patio Doors fitted. These will also allow more natural light to filter in.

Invest in Blankets and Throws

This is the time of year to invest in blankets and throws. These are comfortable, cosy and warm. You can wrap up on the sofa in them and be as comfortable as possible. Plus, there are a variety of colours, patterns, thicknesses and textures out there. Whether you’d prefer a knitted blanket, a patchwork quilt, a fluffy throw or anything else, there’s bound to be something that meets your needs and preferences.

Block Out Draughts

Draughts are much more common around this time of year - or they’re at least more noticeable. The air is colder and there are more winds and breezes that could push chilly air under your doors and circulate around your home. This can easily be avoided by investing in a draught blocker though. These tend to be long, bean bag-like products that can be placed across the bottom of your doors. You may also want to make sure that your letterbox has a brush draught excluder and that the base of your front and back doors have draught excluders if possible.

Try a Rug

Rugs are so much more than decorative items. If you have a wooden floor, they’re a good way to make your living space more comfortable, softer on your feet and even a little warmer. Again, there are all sorts of shapes, sizes, colours, patterns and textures, so there’s bound to be something available on the market that meets your needs and preferences!

These, of course, are just a few different suggestions that you might want to take into account when it comes to make your home more comfortable in the lead up to Autumn, Winter and perhaps even a second wave lockdown. Being comfortable in your own home is key to happiness, so give a few of the above pieces of advice a try. They could really work for you!

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