The Autumn and Winter months always seem to affect individuals differently. Some can’t wait to dig out the big jumpers and get their favourite Christmas flavour drink from the coffee shop, whilst others don’t take so well to the cold. If you are slowly feeling the Winter blues creeping up on you, we have a list of ideas to help create a cosy ambience in your apartment.
Our apartments at The View are enjoyable all year round. Watch the snowfall across the bay from ceiling-to-floor windows, giving you a panoramic view of the Irish Sea from the comfort of your living room.
Here’s how you can make your home cosy for the colder months:
- Embrace Autumnal colours.
Apparently, it is actually scientific for us to enjoy autumn. This goes back to our childhood where we would be starting a new year at school, seeing our friends, and going to get new supplies – our brain recognises it as an exciting time. This feeling continues into our adulthood where we associate it with festivities and nice colours. Fill your home with these warm hues and it just might get you feeling happier and cosier.
- Warming pieces and scented candles
Dot some extra blankets, rugs, and throws around your home, they’ll help to keep you snug if the temperature dips. Also, lighting some scented candles will psychologically soothe your mind and create a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Consider some of the seasonal scents such as gingerbread and winter spice.
- Fairy lights
Extra lighting in a room can have emotional, physical, and mental benefits – and on top of this, they also look pretty. The addition of stringed lights around your home is a very quick way to create an inviting vibe.
- Add some greenery
Go out and buy some houseplants. They’re not just great to look at, but they can also ensure your air is clean. They will also minimise dry skin from the moisture they give out, help you fight off colds and irritated throats, promote healing and help to lower your stress levels. Potting house plants is scientifically supposed to help you feel calmer, and it also aids the effects of seasonal depression.
- Liven up your dining room with a fun centrepiece
Take an unused glass vase and fill it with dried twigs, orange autumn leaves and berry branches. You can add miniature pumpkins if you want it super Autumnal, or switch these up for apples. They can be left all season long for a little extra charm.