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Shake the upcoming winter blues with home design tips

Retain heat inside your home with our velvet curtains.

Retain heat inside your home with our velvet curtains.

Have you noticed that your local supermarket is already starting to sell holiday decorations? It's a sure sign that winter will be here before we know it. In just a few weeks our pumpkin lattes will be replaced with peppermint hot cocoa and the bright foliage will disappear. Just because the weather is getting colder doesn't mean we can't heat up our home décor style. Take a look at some helpful tips to get your home ready for winter.

  • Clean your chimney: If you plan on spending nights curled up by the fire this winter, make sure that your chimney is clean and safe. "Burning wood releases volatile gases that cool and condense on the inside of the chimney, forming sticky, smelly, highly flammable creosote. Allow enough of it to build up, and you run a risk of a chimney fire," reports Better Homes and Gardens. Also, equip your chimney with a screen to prevent animals from making a home in it.
  • Retain heat: In order to keep heat inside your home during the cold winter months, ensure that there are no cracks in your windows, walls or floors. Add Half Price Drapes' window coverings, which are not only stylish, but also help cut energy costs.
  • Spruce up home décor: Now the winter is approaching, it's time to swap your light colored décor for a deeper hue. This doesn't mean you have to replace your furniture. Simply add blankets or throw pillows to your couch or even think about purchasing a darker shade slip cover. Swap your summer flower arrangements for candles and winter themed décor.

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