Five Ways To Keep Cozy This Winter

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Cozy Thermal Socks

I always forget how much colder stuff gets in January and after a reasonably mild Christmas period, I’ve struggled a little bit at how cold things have gotten. I always find I stay in a lot more during the colder weather as the thought of going outside is nowhere near as appealing as when the sun is shining and I don’t need to wear 20 million layers to keep my temperature above zero. Here are some of my tips for staying cozy this winter.

Cozy bedding & Quilt Covers

If I had a choice I’d spend the entire day snuggled up in my duvet cover and not move unless it was to go to the toilet or grab some food #priorities. Choosing the right bedding can make a huge difference as there’s nothing worse than feeling cold when you’re trying to nod off to sleep. Having a decent tog duvet is incredibly important as you’ll want a duvet thicker than you have in the summer time. For me it’s all well and good having a thick duvet but if you don’t have a cozy quilt cover then you’re doing it wrong. With the whole ‘hygge’ way of living being super popular choosing something which looks and feels cozy is just what you need. You can transform the way that you sleep during the winter with quilt covers from the Yorkshire Linen Store.

Heat Holder socks

Now I don’t know about you but my feet get super cold in the winter time and I find that a lot of the time I have to wear socks to bed, but even just wondering around the house I tend to get cold (probably because my living room/ kitchen is laminate flooring). While normal socks cut it sometimes when I discovered Heat Holders socks* I realized my feet hadn’t experienced warmth. These socks have their own tog rating, they’re that snuggly and warm and my feet have never felt better. I tend to pop these on in the evenings when I’m wondering around my flat on my own or when I’m snuggled up in my PJ’s ready for bed.

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Candles

While I burn candles all year round they are great in the winter as a bit of a warmer. I am addicted and usually have about 5 or 6 burning at a time (obviously I keep to a theme so it’s not an odd mixture of scents). As well as throwing a beautiful scent around my flat they are very cozy and the perfect addition to the hygge theme which seems to be sweeping the nation.

Fleece Blankets

I have a bunch of fluffy fleece blankets scattered around my flat for use when snuggled up on the sofa or trying to sleep on a particularly cold night and they’ve been a godsend. There’s nothing better when you’re watching a movie than being cocooned into a blanket with a hot chocolate on hand. I tend to opt for the ones in Primark as they’re so affordable but I have been meaning to buy a massive one which can be used as a mini duvet in my living room.

A Warm Bath

One of my favourite things to do to keep cozy is to have a nice warm bath. Now my warm is probably nowhere near hot enough by most people’s standards but a scalding bath just isn’t for me. When I’m having a lazy/ me evening I’ll regularly run a nice warm bath and lay down in the Lush filled bubbles and just relax. I always feel warmer when I come out and I’ll generally just get straight into my cozy PJ’s to keep the warmth.

How do you stay cozy in the cold?
*This post was created in collaboration with Yorkshire Linen store but all thoughts and opinions are my own
January 20, 2017
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  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    January is freezing. I always run a nice warm bath when i am feeling cold x

  • Shannon Bryson

    Those are all my favourite tips! Especially the warm bath, it’s just the perfect thing to heat you up after a cold day!

  • Naomi JC

    I wear my baby in a sling and that always keeps me warm 🙂

  • Joanna

    I love feeling cosy I’ve got a heatholders thermal blanket which is so cosy

  • Louise

    I normally throw on a big cosy jumper and sit next to the fire with a hot chocolate after a day out in the cold x

  • I too have lots of shawls and blankets that I keep for snuggling up on the sofa with.I also like the sound of the heat holders, my feet always get cold.

  • We have lots of fleecy blankets here too, I also keep the curtains closed during really cold days as it helps keep the heat it.

  • A nice hot bath and a few candles is how I tend to stay cozy in the cold x

  • I could really do with heat holder socks as my feet are always freezing which makes the rest of my body cold. What a good idea!

  • We don’t have winter where I live but it would be nice to just cover yourself in blankets and read a good book while drinking hot cocoa! These are must haves to make your winter more comfy!

  • Love this post! I consistently moan this time of year, as the moment I feel the cold, it takes me ages to warm up again – no matter how many layers I wear or how high I have the heating on. Plus my feet get super cold too! Other than blankets etc, I do love lighting candles. It just makes the room feel warmer and cosier!

    Kayleigh x

  • Healthy & Psyched

    They are all on my list of must-haves in the winter! Did the socks work for you? Mine never seem to help!

  • I can’t stand cold – and seriously waiting fot the Spring to come! Until then I’m trying to warm myself up and now I really want these socks, as cold somehow mostly affects my feet and hands 😀

  • Ickle Pickle

    I do love winter nights and snuggling inside all cosy and warm. I pop my PJ’s on at tea time!! Kaz x

  • Annie Brooks

    Socks oh man I love socks… I also hate how I lose socks but the majority of the time I love them! You can’t not feel cozy!

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    Those socks look great. I hate having cold feet!

  • I am a nightmare when it comes to bedding my bed is my snuggle place so good quality bedding is a must. A cold night though snuggled on couch with fleece blankets and candles lit is awesome too x x

  • Deborah Nicholas

    I love heat holders. We have their blanket and it’s amazing!!

  • Newcastle Family Life

    I love warm bubble baths and candles in winter – so cosy xx

  • Lisa Graham

    I don’t like the cold at all. I have a nice throw I use on the sofa at nights and a hot water bottle. Who doesn’t like a nice snuggly jumper.

  • Those heating sock look amazing, I always wake up with my feet frozen, while the heating turns off over night. Those socks could solve my problem!

  • Heat holder socks sound wonderful! Especially as my feet are always cold and I live in an old house where it’s difficult to keep all the heat inside.

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oohh Adam bought me a couple of candles for my birthday and there is something so warming about them, even if its just a tiny flame!

  • Alison Rost

    Oh my .. yes to everything warm! Love the socks especially .. I’m forever warming them up on my husband’s side of the bed. Thanks so much for your post!

  • Fab post. Warm bath and pyjamas does help.

  • Jazmin Williams

    I love this – absolutely works! I like to have an extra throw on my bed when it’s very cold. We also have a fire in our conservatory which makes it soooo warm!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Those socks sound amazing and I definitely need some of them in my life right now. It’s been so cold recently and I just want to spend all my time snuggled up on the sofa.

  • This is a great post I always take long warm baths in the winter x

  • fashion-mommy

    I love Heat Holder socks, they are just so warm and snuggly. I love them under boots.

  • kerry norris

    I love being warm and cosy. I’m always walking around in my slippers. My fave way to warm up is a hot bath x

  • Anamika Ojha

    Great tips! A warm bath sounds divine. And candles are must for a soothing ambiance. I also love having coco!

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