The fall season is always a bittersweet reminder that winter is just around the corner. Whether you want to keep the whole family entertained for the upcoming vacation or just want to hibernate all winter, it is important that you prepare your home or apartment for the cold weather. But staying warm should never mean sacrificing style. Follow our guide for a stylish winter storage of your house or apartment.
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Upgrade your bed linen
When the temperature drops below freezing, you’ll want warm bedding so you can spend the day in bed. Swap these linen sheets for cotton or flannel sheets and add a luscious comforter or a thick duvet. Extra pillows and a warm cup of apple cider won’t hurt either.
For more inspiration, see Decor Aid’s bed linen guide.
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Window insulation is one of the easiest ways to keep your home or apartment warm, and a set of heavier curtains can help keep the cold chilly air where it belongs. Use solid, neutral systems for a seasonal option.
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Add blankets to the living room
And once you decide to get out of bed, you don’t have to drag your comforter or comforter into the living room to stay warm. Adding thick blankets to your couch or favorite chair will surely dispel any notion of stepping out into those arctic temperatures.
If you’re looking for a bold, vibrant pattern to spice up your winter, check out Decor Aid’s guide to geometric ceilings.
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Have your chimney swept
If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace in the house, you should have your chimney sweep annually. Do it sooner rather than later so you can curl up next to the fire on that first snowy day.
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Set your ceiling fan in the reverse direction
Ceiling fans are a great way to get the air flowing in the warmer months, but they can also keep a room warm in the winter. If your ceiling fan has a reverse function, turn it on to divert rising warm air.
And if you’re looking for a new ceiling fan, check out Decor Aid’s guide to modern, stylish ceiling fans.
Seal doors and windows
It sounds obvious, but closing gaps or spaces can make a huge difference in the war on the cold. Use weather strips or weather strips – either black or white – to fill gaps or spaces around windows and doors. This is a great DIY project to explore your inner handyman or a great time to pick up the phone and call a real handyman.
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Add a carpet of area
Older wooden floors add a delicate, rustic touch to any modern home or apartment. However, if you can hear streams in the floorboards, there is a chance that cold air will enter through these rooms while valuable warm air will escape. Add a large area rug, preferably one with a high pile, to insulate your floors.
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