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5 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy in the Winter

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by

Even though San Diego doesn’t get as cold during the winter as other parts of the country do, people still love to stay warm and toasty inside their homes during this time of year. The San Diego flooring and design experts at Unique Flooring suggest 5 ways you can keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.

1. Set Out Pillows, Blankets, Throws, & Quilts

As the season gets colder, you might want to reach for these pillows, blankets, and related items because they encourage comfort and warmth from winter’s chilly winds. With various textures, designs, colors, shapes, and lengths available, you can purchase a set for the couch, one for the bedroom, and one for you. These winter accessories tend to be affordable, which means you can even opt to layer them on your furniture.

2. Lay Down Rugs

Because heat rises, your wood floors are likely to remain cold in the winter. Place rugs around areas where foot traffic is heaviest. The living room and near the entrance of the home are obvious spots, but consider adding rugs to the bedroom and bathroom as well. Warm feet touching the cold floor in the morning can be an unwelcoming jolt, but rugs can make the transition smoother and more pleasant. For additional warmth, style, texture, and personality, layer the rugs.

3. Add Drapes & Curtains

Aside from the doors, the windows are the main source of frosty air getting into the home. Give your windows the cozy treatment by adding thick drapes and curtains. Remove thin window coverings and replace them with thick ones or layer them on top. Either way, the drapes or curtains can help keep warm air in and cold air out. Aa an additional bonus, drapes and curtains bring charm and elegance to your home décor.

4. Let the Sunlight In

The summer heat makes people want to close their windows and turn on the air conditioning. However, heat in the winter is always welcome. Sunlight warms up the home naturally, allowing you to rely less on heaters and cozy comfort pieces like blankets. San Diego is still lucky enough to have some sunny days during the winter, so open up those drapes and let some sunlight shine through the windows.

5. Light the Fireplace

During the night, use the fireplace to maintain the warmth that winter’s sunlight brought into your home during the day. Make sure your fireplace is clean before you use it for the first time each winter. If possible, move some furniture close to the fireplace so you and your guests can stay warm.

For additional tips to make sure your home stays warm and cozy this winter, get in touch with Unique Flooring. We are a leading supplier of the Berber carpet, Arizona tile, Anderson flooring San Diego residents love, and we also carry a wide array of other attractive flooring materials. Give us a call today at 760-945-0010 or stop by our showroom in Oceanside for a free quote.

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