During the experience of lockdown 2020, more than ever our homes have become our sanctuaries – not much choice really, as we’ve all been stuck at home for the past 6 weeks. There have been many worries for us all to deal with. But thankfully New Zealand has fared well and hopefully soon we will be in level 2 and have more of a semblance of normality.
Whilst in many ways I can say that I personally enjoyed much of Lockdown, spending more time with my husband and our two daughters. A lot of baking has been done in our house, my daughters have perfected sour dough bread – a definite plus. Some cupboards got re-organised but many didn’t….. no need to be too organised…..
Our southern hemisphere winter is snapping at our heels and yes the time has come for us to feather our nests and get our homes ready for the colder weather. Some hints to help you achieve this:
- Soft Accessories – Add some pure wool throws, like those available from http://www.linenmill.co.nz – keep some in a basket, near your sofa or folded over the back of your sofa. Nothing adds warmth more than a 100% wool throw, perfect to keep you cosy. Have flannel sheets on your bed. Keep a wool throw in your favourite colour at the end of your bed for those extra cold nights.
- Gorgeous Candles – Light some candles like those available from Ecoya or Jo Malone – they will add a lovely scent, atmosphere and warmth to your home. Candles add a calming glow and festive element.
- Order your wood in for your fire – get it stacked and ready to go and if you don’t have a fire – well get an air-conditioning unit installed. They are so effective and economical to run – cool in the summer, warm in the winter – email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote.
- Colour – Get some warm winter colours happening in your home. Add it in easy ways like velvet cushions in deep wine colours or raspberry reds, orange or turmeric, layer upon layer. Be brave, it’s your home!