December marks the official start winter. The most wonderful time of the year according to that Andy Williams fella. However, weather reports are telling us to brace ourselves for ‘the coldest winter in 100 years’ (although we’re pretty sure they say that every year). So, now is the time to make your granny annexe cosy for winter.
For most of us, winter is our least favourite season. It always seems to be cold, dark and wet. And although it looks pretty, snowfall brings with it a number of problems. When winter is in full swing, it’s perfectly normal to want to hibernate in your warm and cosy granny annexe.
Keep Your Granny Annexe Heated
Our granny annexes are made with high-quality materials including external cladding and double-glazed windows to ensure they’re well insulated throughout. They are fitted with digital electrical radiators, so, you can keep your home toasty even in the coldest of weathers.
Also, our annexes are generally smaller than other homes, meaning they don’t require a lot of heating to keep them warm.
Add Throws And Cushions
Throws and cushions are a sure-fire way to make your granny annexe cosy this winter. As well as looking lovely and keeping you warm, adding snuggly throws and cushions to your sofa and armchairs also makes you comfier when you’re curled up with a good book and cup of tea.
Adding a warm throw to the bottom of your bed is also handy for those extra cold nights.
Upgrade Your Bedding
Cool cotton and crisp sheets are great to keep you cool during the summer months, but in the winter, you want thick, cosy bedding and a heavy winter duvet. Also, upgrading your bedding is a simple way to transform the look of your room. You could even get in the Christmas spirit and opt for festive bedding.
Keep a comfy pair of slippers next to the bed and a fluffy dressing gown nearby, it’ll make getting out of bed on a cold morning much easier.
Consider Soft Lighting In Your Granny Annexe
Soft lighting is a great way to make your granny annexe look and feel cosy and warm for winter. A standing corner lamp is a stylish addition to any living area, and table lamps are wonderful at creating ambience.
Plus, don’t forget about the Christmas lights! When putting your Christmas tree up, opt for soft gold or white Christmas lights rather than colourful lights to create a warm glow.
Find The Perfect Scented Candle
Having candles lit around the home is an effective way to make your granny annexe cosy for winter. Be on the lookout for festive-themed scented candles with cinnamon, spiced apple and vanilla aromas.
The perfect scented candle is sure to make your home feel cosy and Christmassy! To avoid any candle-related incidents, perhaps place your scented candles in a lantern.
Treat Yourself To New Fluffy Towels
There’s nothing better than relaxing in a hot bath or steaming shower when the weather is bleak and cold outside. However, wrapping yourself in an old, threadbare towel that’s seen better days won’t leave you feeling very warm and cosy.
Winter is an ideal time to treat yourself to new towels. Some fluffy, plush towels will update your bathroom, keep you warm and make your me-time that little bit more relaxing.
Add A Rug
Area rugs look fabulous and cover up hard floors, which can be cool during the winter months. An area rug will make your granny annexe look and feel lovely and cosy.
Plus, if you’re trying to spruce up the look of your granny annexe for the festive period, a rug is a simple way to do it.
Get In Touch
Here at iHUS, we design and build luxury, self-contained garden annexes. Our high-quality annexes are perfect for those looking to downsize. A granny annexe also provides a cost-effective alternative to elderly care. Our annexes are also great for first-time buyers trying to get on the property ladder.
If you’d like more information about our granny annexes, get in touch.