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7 Hacks To Make Your Gaff Warmer And Cosier During 'The Beast From The East'

By Alana Laverty

February 28, 2018 at 5:18pm


The Beast From The East is here, Storm Emma is arriving, it's cold and rainy and all we want to do is snuggle up under the covers and watch Netflix. 

But what if your home just doesn't cut it in the cosy stakes? 

Here are some top tips to make your house warm and snuggly without spending a bomb. 

 1. Light a fire

Nothing makes a room feel warm and cosy like a good fire. 

Gather the firewood, pick up some kindling and dig out the firelighters and let your cold cave be transformed into a heavenly haven.


2. Buy some blankets

Generally associated with babies and little old ladies, blankets are SERIOUSLY underrated. 

There's no greater feeling than snuggling up under a soft, warm blanket on a cold winter's day. 


3. Build a fort

Hours of fun could be had as a child assembling a fort in your living room. But who says kids get to have all the fun? 

Use it as a space for a home cinema or simply take a nap in the comfort of your makeshift surroundings.


4. Light some candles 

There is something that is just so fab about candles being lit around a room. Not only do they provide a cosy and peaceful vibe they also smell pretty damn good. 

It's a win-win situation. 

 And if you don't own a fire place then this could lend the same atmosphere, just not much actual heat.


5. Put down a rug

If you're lucky enough to have a carpet then this one isn't really an issue but wood and tile floorings can be like walking on ice sometimes.

A soft, fluffy rug will bring texture and warmth to any living space and will make your feet feel all toasty and cosy too.


6. Hang up some fairy lights

Not only will this make your room look super pretty, it will also have you feeling incredibly cosy too. 

The most cost effective way to get your space warmed up for winter. Cheap AND cheerful!


7. Cushions, cushions and more cushions

You can never have too many cushions and they're a great way of adding texture and introducing colour into a room. Just don't blame us when you run out of places to sit when they start taking over your couch.


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