On a cold winter’s night, there really is nothing better than being snuggled up on the sofa with the fire on, a warm drink in-hand, and your favourite TV show on. That’s why now is the perfect time to be thinking about how to prepare your home for the winter season that’s right around the corner!

Prevent cold flooring

If you already have laminate or hardwood flooring installed in your home and aren’t in a position to replace it, then choosing a large, thick rug to cover it in winter is a great way of instantly warming up the feel of your home. 

Stepping out of bed or getting up from the sofa on a cold evening and stepping onto a soft, high-quality rug is a feeling you just can’t beat! At Frank’s, we have an amazing selection of rugs in all shapes and sizes to suit your interior taste.

Alternatively, if you are looking to install a new carpet this winter then you are guaranteed to create a homely feeling that is filled with warmth. Almost any carpet can be installed with an extra warm underlay, however for maximum comfort and ambience we recommend our wool carpet range.

An effective insulator due to its thicker fibres, pure wool is a more expensive carpet option but is great for reducing heat loss and energy bills. Wool carpet really is the best of both worlds because it creates a contemporary look and provides warmth and comfort.

Add plenty of fabrics

As well as introducing a fluffy rug into your home this winter, try adding other cosy fabrics such as chunky knit blankets and throws, teddy bear cushions and bedding, and thick black-out curtains. All of these things together will really help to make your home feel instantly inviting and warm.

Introduce a splash of colour

Berry reds, purples, mauves, royal blues, emerald greens, and rusty oranges are all colours that work really well in winter. Lighter colours will open out a room and make it feel bigger and brighter. However, with these colours, you’ll feel straight away that your room appears a little smaller but much cosier.

Brighten the surroundings

Dark nights are officially here, that’s why it’s nice to create ambient lighting in your home. Side lamps and dimmer lights can help brighten any room, whilst candles are great for creating a snuggly environment that’s perfect for curling up in front of the TV with a frothy hot chocolate.

Pop on down to your local Frank’s and we’ll help you pick out the perfect flooring for the winter season!

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