16 November 2016

Posted by Discount Insurance on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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The days are short, and many of them, gloomy, cold and full of dramatic weather. Make the most of your long days spent inside by trying to make your home as bright and cheery as possible - a few simple changes can make a big difference.

Don’t let the dark and cold days of winter get you down. We have put together a few tips to help you freshen up your decor to help keep your home sunny and warm.

1.      Remove your screens

Mesh screens aren’t necessary if you aren’t opening your windows. Remove them, and be surprised at how much light streams through when there isn’t an extra layer blocking the flow.

2.      Swap your light bulbs

Time to pay closer attention to the colouring of your home’s light bulbs, the difference between a warm white, a cool white, and daylight bulb can greatly change the feel of a room. You might find that some bulbs work better in some rooms than others. Also, this is as good of a time as any to upgrade to LED bulbs for efficiency.

3.      Select light-colored drapery

Curtains with saturated colours and dark patterns will make the room feel darker. Install lighter-coloured curtains in their place for the winter months.

4.      Add plant life to your home

Accenting your home with plants can make it more inviting, colourful and even healthy, especially in the winter. Check with your local nursery for plants that can thrive indoors in the low-light conditions of wintertime.

5.      Don’t completely retreat from the outdoors

As tempting as it is to hole up inside where it’s nice and toasty, it’s refreshing and healthy for both mind and body to spend time outside. Taking advantage of any outdoor space you have, especially if you live in a climate that gets some mild days.

These tips are some great ideas to keep your home bright and your bills low during the winter. Maximising your fireplace, candlesticks and daytime light will help save electricity and make your winter brighter and warmer.

At Discount Insurance we offer competitive Home Insurance to help give you peace of mind during the winter. Give us a call on 0800 294 4522 for a quick quote