Living in a 16th century Grade II listed home that dates back to Frances Bacon I can assure you that I do everything it takes to keep my girlies and I warm. Shutting doors where need be, blocking the bottom of doors with door stoppers not only to trap the cold outside where it belongs but also cutting down on electricity and saving on energy.
It all began the moment I stepped foot on a little island known as England. It is very damp and cold here especially in the wintertime -- so I will start from the ground up.
Persian rugs or any thick rug is a must. The more rugs the warmer the feet. I love Turkish rugs in burnt sienna or oranges and navy- anything exotic. They are usually lined and are very durable. You can spot clean them or get them professionally cleaned. Either way invest in some good rugs.
Door draft or draught stoppers. Get creative. Choose a door draft or draught stopper that really says something about your personality. Check out Chez Larsson's blog about door and window draft/draught stoppers. Really clever!
Dress windows with double lined thick curtains. These curtains are not cheap. John Lewis does a nice charcoal tailored double lined pair for £115. Again, worth the investment. You can use wall hangings out of the same thick material for unused doors or for cement walls that need covering. Think about it -- when you visit old National Trust heritage homes there are always huge tapestries hanging everywhere on display. They served a purpose way back when.
If you don't have a fireplace in the boudoir then setting the mood might take a lot more than rubbing two sticks together. Firstly, start with lighting a ginger or frankincense scented candle. Check out the wood wick candle. It simulates a wood burning fire. Amazing! Next choose a goose down comforter that will keep you and your lover nice and toasty all winters long. And, lastly why not choose winter bedding in a plaid [tartan] flannel or a rich colour such as cinnamon or fir.
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