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How to create a cosy home this winter

When it’s cold outside, there’s no better place to be than snuggled up at home. Here’s how to make it extra cosy this winter.

When the temperature plummets and the evenings draw in, there’s nothing nicer than feeling warm and cosy at home. Whether you’re settling in to enjoy a festive movie or are relaxing with a good book, there are plenty of ways you can ensure you feel as snug as possible. 

Here are some of our favourite ways to make your home feel cosy.

Light candles

Nothing kills cosiness faster than a harshly-lit room, so turn down the lights and let candles lead the way.

The soft glow and flicker of candlelight is an instant way to add a feeling of warmth to any space. Choose a cluster of ditsy tealights for a laid-back vibe, dinner candles on the table, chunky pillar candles on the mantelpiece or opt for a scented candle to create an extra relaxed mood.

And to light them all, the BIC Megalighter™ makes it quick and easy – with a single click, you have a flame and you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers while lighting the candle. They’re also incredibly long-lasting, with up to 750 flames to ensure you make it through the long winter.

Layer up on textiles 

Adding soft furnishings to your space will create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in your room. A cosy throw on the sofa is perfect to cuddle up underneath, and cushions with tactile detailing like fringing or texture will add extra softness.

Opt for rugs with extra deep pile, and use draught-excluders on doors to really keep things warm.

Light a fire

Who doesn’t love watching the flames of a fire dancing around? A warm, glowing fire acts as a focal point for your room, as well as ensuring everyone is toasty. 

Save yourself hassle when lighting it with the BIC Megalighter. Its 6cm extension wand keeps your hands out of harm’s way when getting things started. 

Warm drinks 

Whether you’re a fan of hot chocolate with marshmallows or a classic cup of tea, make everyone their favourite warm drink for the ultimate cosy vibes. 

Make things feel extra fancy by going the extra mile – get whipped cream to top hot chocolates, or elevate coffee with frothed milk. 

The BIC Megalighter is available to purchase in all major retailers nationwide, including Dunnes Stores, SuperValu, Centra and Woodie’s. For more information, visit mybiclighter.com.