Although we haven’t had any snow here in East Yorkshire, it is rather chilly! I opened the curtains to a white wonderland of frost this morning… and immediately topped up the bird feeder for the poor chilly blue tits who are nesting in our garden!
I’m slowly adjusting to life in the country… Either that or I’m getting old!
As I type this, H-Bear is strapped to my chest in a sling, snoozing away after a very frosty morning of shopping. We both bundled up and caught the train in almost minus temperatures, so my toes are still recovering!
I’m sat on the sofa with a hot cup of tea dreaming of cosy interiors. I’ve been thinking about re-painting the living room and making it into more of a nook, or snuggly hub, after seeing this post by the lovely Annie. I love the colour she’s chosen; the whole room looks divinely cosy!
Our living room seems to have become a bit of a dumping ground for the children’s toys post-Christmas, which is frustrating me somewhat. Every time I move them out, they somehow reappear… and don’t get me started on the plethora of toys underneath the sofa! I wish we’d thought about the perils of space underneath the sofa before we bought it! I dread to think what’s right at the back. Mouldy breadstick anyone?
I’ve compiled a mini lust list for my new dream cosy nook:
I love this chair from Fishpools (1), which is rather perfectly named The Snuggler. It comes in a fab teal shade (my preference), and is ideal for curling up with a good book on a chilly day… Or (more likely) bundling both children on my lap and watching CBeebies!
Over Christmas, I realised that our gas fire could do with a mantelpiece, so I’ve been on the hunt for one ever since. This one from Next (2) is pretty fab and would definitely help with the cosiness. I want something to hang the stockings and holly on next Christmas!
Rugs are the ideal accessory to keep a room cosy – and I love our current one from IKEA. However, next time I’m on the hunt for a new rug, I’ll definitely check out M&S, as they have a fab selection, including this amazing chevron number (3)!
I’m also lusting after a wood burning stove… but I think we’ll have to wait until the children are a little older because of inquisitive hands.
What’s on your cosy must-have list?