The air’s getting chillier, the days are getting shorter and as we creep into the coming season it’s tempting to mourn the loss of summer. These five lifestyle hacks will help you shake off the seasonal blues and get the best out of the coming season:
Dig out the walking boots and waterproofs and head outdoors to explore what our country has to offer. Pack some sandwiches and a flask of tea or stop for a cosy lunch at a country pub. Getting active outdoors doesn’t need to end with the last of the summer weather and breathing in some fresh air is bound to make you fall in love with the colder season.
Add colour to your home
Combat dull and dreary weather outside through brightening up the inside. Adding coloured accessories, light and natural textiles or house plants to your home will bring fresh inspiration for the coming months. Pinterest is a great place to start for autumnal inspiration.
Update your outdoor space
For many of us, that familiar chill in the air signifies that it’s time to throw a cover over the garden furniture and stow away the barbecue for another year. This year, why not try your hand at adapting your outdoor space for the colder weather?
You could invest in a fire pit, add some cosy rugs to your outdoor furniture or even host a winter barbecue for family and friends. Hearty dishes like slow-cooked lamb shoulder or roasted root vegetables are perfect for those colder days and can be cooked on the barbecue whilst your guests enjoy warming refreshments.
Firebuilder acts as a firelighter and kindling all in one and is the perfect barbecue hack, helping to cook your food quicker and more efficiently, so you’ll be serving up your culinary delights in no time. Even better, it uses less charcoal and minimizes environmental impact making your winter barbecue eco-friendly.
Wood burning stoves and fireplaces often play the protagonist in living spaces so it’s important to keep them in good nick and working to their full potential. That said, it is inevitable that every once in a while chips and fading will take their toll, but rather than living with the wear and tear or the more costly option of a replacement, it takes no time at all to transform it to look as good as new. Stove paint is available at a number of retailers, so do a little research and find the best one for your stove.
Embrace the gloomy days
Icelandic concept ‘gluggavedur’ is this new ‘hygge’. It means ‘window-weather’ and is about the sort of weather that’s best enjoyed curled up in a cosy blanket by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate watching the rain through the window. With the addition of Firemizer – the one-of-a-kind eco–friendly device that keeps your fire burning for longer and reduces fuel usage by up to 38% – you can enjoy this moment for longer.
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