19th Nov 2021

How to Create a Cosy Home This Winter Season

How to Create a Cosy Home This Winter Season

For most people, this time of year is when we start to think about cosying up the home, as a way to prepare for the festive season ahead. It’s not quite time to get the Christmas tree up just yet… but you’re craving a space that’s extra homely for winter! Don’t worry, you’re not alone - and we’re to help.

We’ve got some tips to help you create the cosiest home ever now that it’s colder and darker outside. And spoiler alert - it doesn’t take much! Read on to discover how to create a cosy home this winter season…

How to create a cosy atmosphere in your home for winter

So, how do you create a cosy atmosphere, without having to change the overall interior of your home? It’s much easier than you may expect.

Seasonal scents

Did you know that out of all of the natural human senses, our sense of smell is the strongest? Trumping taste, touch, hearing and even vision. So, it’s no wonder that adding seasonal scents around the home is one of the quickest and most effective ways of giving us that lovely cosy feeling!

So, when we say seasonal scents, we mean the smells that remind us of Christmas. It’s the perfect time to start getting excited about the festivities to come, and some scents are particularly popular this time of year.

Here are some top scents that we highly recommend:

  • Cinnamon.
  • Gingerbread.
  • Cloves.
  • Cardamom.
  • Pine.
  • Pumpkin spice.
  • Mulled wine.
  • Chai.
  • Vanilla and ginger.

If you’re not a fan of seasonal scents, then there’s no shame in sticking with pleasant aromas that are used all year round, such as soft cotton. After all, who doesn’t love their home smelling like you’ve just hung out fresh washing?

Incorporate a cosy colour palette into the home

Similar to summer decor trends, which tend to steer towards the lighter and airier colours such as light blues, yellows, and whites - doing the same for winter is totally acceptable!

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Particular colours are associated with the colder months, as they give us that warm and cosy feeling that we’re all yearning for this time of year.

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Think tones that are full of depth, such as emerald greens, vivid violets, nut browns, earthy hazels, and of course, deep red tones.

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Pro style tip: break up a rich colour palette by incorporating touches of lighter tones, such as nudes, greys and whites!

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Adding richer colours to your home is a sure way to create a cosy atmosphere. And lucky for you, we offer many soft furnishing additions in all of these colour combinations. Be sure to check out our offering for more - you won’t be disappointed!

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Consider softer lighting

Having the big lights on in a room is a sure way to dampen the mood, there’s no doubt about that. So, for the wintertime, why not invest in some softer lighting to create a nice cosy ambiance?

Take care of what you wear

Last, but certainly not least, ensure that you have cosy clothing for lounging about at home. This time of year is the perfect excuse to indulge in a few fresh pairs of warm and cosy pajamas, slippers, and slipper socks!

A great pair of thermal curtains

In our opinion, thermal curtains are essential for winter. In fact, they’re essential all year round! This is because, generally speaking, thermal curtains usually feature an added layer of acrylic foam in between the fabric layers, which is how they offer superb insulation.

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Thermal curtains are a superb addition when creating a cosy atmosphere in the home. They’ll do a great job at keeping all that warm goodness in, providing a luxurious focal point in any room they feature in.

What’s more, the insulation feature will actually work brilliantly at keeping your home nice and cool throughout the warmer months! So, essentially, they’re perfect for any season.

Invest in warm and cosy textiles

It’s no secret that the colder months make us all want to snuggle up, so make sure that your home is full of lovely soft things! Think shaggy rugs, plush cushions, heavy curtains, ultra-soft blankets… we don’t know about you, but that sounds like a slice of heaven to us!

At The Mill Shop, we offer an extensive range of super-soft furnishings for the home, such as blankets, throws, cushions, and more.

For example, we’ve just launched our festive season range - and we promise it doesn’t disappoint! See below for more.

Reindeer Festive Collection

Our Reindeer Festive range is specially designed to match together perfectly, and it’ll certainly help you to achieve a cosy atmosphere in your home ahead of the festive season. Or, if you’re looking for the perfect gift, you might’ve just found it!

Reindeer Festive Fur Throws

Introducing our Reindeer Festive Fur Throws, the perfect soft furnishing to have ready for the festive season ahead! Our Reindeer Festive Fur Throws are luxuriously soft, featuring a gorgeous reindeer print.

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Available in a lovely grey or a bright red, our Reindeer Festive Fur Throws guarantee to provide you with unbeatable comfort this winter.

Reindeer Festive Fur Throws - shop now.

Reindeer Festive Stockings

As a child, one of the fondest memories of Christmas is when you encounter your Christmas stocking in the morning, filled with all sorts!

Spread the same magical cheer with your children, using our beautiful Reindeer Festive Stocking. Or, if you’re looking for an alternative form of packaging for presents - this could be perfect!

Reindeer Christmas Stocking - shop now.

Super soft. Premium quality. Lucky for the present receiver, it’s also a very spacious stocking, and the design details make it super special.

Our Christmas stockings are available in both a lovely neutral grey tone or a beautiful red, featuring the stunning reindeer print.

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Reindeer Festive Fur Filled Cushions

Concluding the Reindeer Festive collection, we have our ultra-plush Reindeer Festive Fur Filled Cushions!

Reindeer Festive Fur Cushion - shop now.

Super soft. Luxurious to the touch. Plush. Specially designed to match with the other soft furnishings within the collection. Beautiful reindeer print. Available in a lovely neutral grey or vivid red - these cushions are bound to create a lovely cosy feel in any room they feature in. Perfect for living rooms, bedrooms.. pretty much anywhere! You really can’t go wrong with this collection.

Reindeer Festive Fur Cushion - shop now.


We hope that you’ve enjoyed discovering how you can create a cosy home this winter season. At The Mill Shop, we offer an extensive range of soft furnishings that we know you’ll love. Explore the rest of our website now for more.

We would love to see how The Mill Shop has helped with your home decor!

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