Even if your house has central heating and is well-insulated, you might still suffer from a draughty room. Draughts can be caused by several factors, from poorly-fitting doors to cold air coming down a chimney. If you live with housemates, they might leave doors and windows open that affect your part of the house. Whatever the cause, there are some simple things you can do to make a draughty room feel cosy.
Perhaps the most obvious fix is a draught excluder to put along the bottom of the door. This is perfect if the door doesn’t have a tight fit, and stops any cold air coming in from outside the room. You can pick them up in all shapes and sizes to fit in with your decor, and they’ll instantly stop your cold air issue.
Keep Windows and Doors Closed
Especially in winter, it’s important to keep windows and doors closed throughout the house. Of course, you might open them temporarily when cooking or drying clothes, but it’s really important to close them again as soon as possible. You may not realise that an open window upstairs can cause a draught downstairs, so keeping those windows closed will maintain the air temperature throughout the house.
There’s nothing better than snuggling up under a cosy throw during winter, so why not invest in a couple? Any thick fabrics you add to your room in the form of curtains, rugs or throws will help to maintain warmth, and the great thing about a throw is you can move it around the room as you need to
A portable heater is a must over winter, and our electric radiator with freestanding feet is the perfect choice. It can be moved around your room as needed, and even on a low setting is sure to keep you cosy. These are also a great choice for shared housing where you might not have control over the central heating – all you need is a plug socket so you can put your heater on whenever you need it.
If draught excluders don’t cut it, it might be time to invest in some serious winter pyjamas. Luckily, it’s a great time of year to snuggle up in soft fabrics, so a thick dressing gown and slippers will go a long way towards making you feel warm and snug even on the coldest of nights.