Making Your Home Cosy this Autumn Season

In Scotland, where winter can be long and chilly, creating a cosy, warm sanctuary at home or work is essential for comfort and well-being. Curtains and blinds can be transformative in achieving that warmth both from a practical insulation perspective but also but creating that cosy feel in the room.

Start with selecting the right fabrics for your curtains or roman blinds. Heavyweight materials like wool, velvet or linen are ideal choices as they provide excellent insulation. Tartan or plaid patterns can evoke a sense of Scottish heritage and add a rustic charm to your space. We have a wide selection of plaid & tweed fabric in store and can supply any fabric from Abraham Moon & Sons, Abbotsford, Marton Mills, Chess Designs & The Isle Mill who all have beautiful wool fabrics. Opt for rich, deep colours such as forest greens, warm burgundies, or deep blues to create a snug atmosphere.

To maximise warmth and style, ensure your curtains are floor-length and extend beyond the window frame to prevent drafts. Install curtain tiebacks to allow natural light during the day, which can be scarce in Scottish winters!

Accessorise with soft furnishings like plush cushions, rugs and throws in coordinating colours and textures. These add depth and cosiness to your seating areas, making them inviting spaces to snuggle up with a warm cup of tea, glass of red wine or a whiskey.

Lastly, lighting is crucial for creating a cosy ambiance. Choose warm, soft lighting fixtures to create a welcoming glow that complements the warmth of your curtains and blinds. If you are lucky enough to have a fire get prepared with plenty wood supplies for the winter.

Incorporating these elements into your home decor will help you transform your space into a cosy winter haven where you can escape the Scottish cold, unwind, and embrace the beauty of the season from the comfort of your own home.