8 Tips to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

With the colder weather creeping up on us and energy bills on the rise, now is the time to fathom how to maintain a warm and cosy home this Winter. Rather than resorting to turning up the thermostat, we have collated our top tips to make sure your home stays toasty, while you save energy.

Laura Ashley Winter Pussy Willow Bedding Set

Gabriele Rug Light Brown

Laura Ashley Josette Blackout Curtains Steel

Cosy Soft Fleeces

Tip 1 – Choose the Perfect Window Dressings

Window dressings aren't just used for controlling light and adding privacy to your home, they can also be used to effectively control temperature and are a simple way to transform the look of your home.

Investing in blackout curtains or adding thermal lining to your existing curtains will create the ultimate cosy environment for you snuggle up in. This is because the lining prevents warm air from escaping whilst keeping the cold out more effectively; the thicker the lining the better!

Discover a huge array of blackout readymade curtains at Glasswells, or create truly bespoke window dressings to suit you and your interior design, with hundreds of designer fabrics to explore in store and thermal lining available.

Made-to-Measure Fabrics

Thermal Eyelet Blackout Curtain Lining

Abington Eyelet Headed Readymade Curtains Bottle Green

Tip 2 – Get Your Winter Duvet Out

When the cold weather arrives, we tend to snuggle up that little bit deeper into our beds. Opting for a duvet with a thicker tog will ensure to keep nice and warm throughout the night, especially a goose-down duvet which is softer, lighter and holds better insulating properties. In the coldest months, it is best to choose a duvet at 10.5 tog or above for a superior night's sleep.

We offer a range of duvets from leading brands The Fine Bedding Company and Norfolk Feather, offering the ultimate comfort and a truly wonderful sleep experience, night after night with superior quality duvets.

Norfolk Feather Hungarian Goose Down Duvet 13.5 Tog

Night Owl Coverless Duvet 10.5 Tog Twilight Blue

The Fine Bedding Company Breathe Duvet 13.5 Tog

Tip 3 – Dress Your Bed for the Season

Stylish bedding, with striking prints and designs, can create a beautiful focal point within your bedroom however, if your bedding isn’t keeping you warm enough at night, it may be time to introduce cotton bedding sets into your home.

Cotton bedding sets are an ideal choice for winter because of their ability to regulate temperatures while you sleep. Their performance, quality durability and breathability is unmatched, especially when compared to other fabrics.

Brushed cotton bedding also makes fantastic winter bedding due to the raised fluffy fibres, which trap warm air. These fibres provide more insulation than a usual bedding set and therefore is naturally warmer than other fabrics; perfect for the cold winter months.

Fox & Deer Duvet Set Muberry

Brushed Cotton Duvet Cover Cream

Sophie Allport Robin Duvet Set

Tip 4 – Snuggle into a Throw

As the temperatures decrease, curling up on the sofa becomes a ritual and throws can provide the perfect solution to keeping snug. Here at Glasswells we have a range of throws and blankets, which you can incorporate into your home to help keep you as cosy as possible, even if the temperature outside is plummeting. Alongside a throw being used to keep warm, they can also add colour and style to your room.

Explore faux fur, sherpa, wool and many other options from leading brands including Laura Ashley, Deyongs and Morris & Co; there are copious of options helping to lock in warmth with every snuggle.

Deyongs Blackbrook Sherpa Throw Petrol

Marilyn Faux Fur Throw Caramel

Deyongs Ashwell Check Throw

Tip 5 – Update your Underlay

A long-term fix to warm up your home underfoot is to install a new underlay throughout your home with a deep pile and thick tog, as this will retain heat better. A great example would be Renu; a member of the number one brand Tredaire.

With a high-tog rating, Renu is not only bringing you comfort, but aiding you by being an insulator to your home, providing warmth and saving energy. Furthermore, the high sound absorption ensures that you can walk in serenity throughout your home and avoid any nuisance floorboard creaks and squeaks.

Tip 6 – Give Your Floor a New Look

Whilst replacing your underlay, why not think about updating your flooring too? With over 10,000 flooring choices for you to explore in our showrooms and expert advice on hand, you can be sure to find the perfect choice at Glasswells.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), when combined with high quality underlay, is probably the best option to keep your house snuggly. With thick underlay, vinyl plank floors are well-insulated and offer a warm feeling underfoot.

Karndean Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Amtico Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Karndean Luxury Vinyl Tiles

LVT is tough, durable and its photographic top layer can mimic a wide range of other materials, whether that’s wood, stone or ceramic. It looks just like the real thing! What’s more, you can lay LVT anywhere within your home, including kitchens bathrooms and high-traffic areas.

Discover a huge choice of quality designs from leading brands such as Karndean and Amtico in store at Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, with only Karndean at our Haverhill and Saffron Walden stores. Alternatively, book your free measure with our experts today and take the first step to completely transforming your home.

Amtico Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Karndean Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Amtico Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Tip 7 – Layer Your Floors with Rugs

If you're looking for a quick-fix solution for how to keep your house warm in winter and don't have time to update your whole flooring, then the addition of a rug can make a huge difference, especially on cold flooring.

Since they insulate the floor and stop heat loss, rugs increase the temperature of a space. Rugs and carpets are also significantly cosier than hardwood and tile flooring. Incorporating a statement rug within your home can also create a statement within your space and bring it to life. 

We have over 500 rugs for you to fall in love with at Glasswells, in an extensive variety of sizes, colours and shapes. Take a look at what we have to offer online or in store and find your new home addition, bringing you the warmth and cosiness you desire this Winter!

Sheepskin Double Natural Rug Cream

Ailsa Red Rug

Cawthorne Picasso Rug

Tip 8 – Enhance Your Interiors with Candles

Although candles may not be the most effective way to keep yourself and your home nice and toasty this season, it is no hidden secret that candles instantly make a room feel more inviting and homelier; you'll feel much cosier snuggling up on the sofa when some candles are lit nearby.

Alternatively, flameless candles are a great substitution, especially for households with children and pets; you can place them anywhere without the fire hazard. They even offer illuminations for much longer than normal candles.

Shop the selection from leading brands including Stoneglow, St Eval and Maison Berger at Glasswells and enhance your interiors immediately.

Stoneglow Nutmeg & Ginger Candles

Make your house a home this Winter and embrace the colder months with our tips, guaranteed to keep your space warm and cosy.

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2nd November 2023

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