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WINTER WARMERS; Baby, it's cold outside... so grab these hot treats and cuddle up indoors instead.

Byline: FRANCESCA COOKNEY

Bedroom

YOUR natural body temperature dips at night, so it's important to have a warm bed to get into. And with a bed this cosy, you won't want to get out of it!

Navarra storage bedstead from pounds 835, Bedside Table pounds 299, Luca Biscuit linen from pounds 18, Lucille grey velvet throw pounds 199 (www.featherandblack.com, 01243 380 600)

You can be snug as a bug in a rug with an electric blanket Silentnight electric under blanket pounds 24.99 (www.argos.co.uk, 0845 640 2020)

Get snuggled up with these soft velvet and knit cushions Hand knitted cushion pounds 16 (www.matalan.co.uk, 0845 330 3330)

Living room

Forget shovelling snow. Curl up on the sofa with a cup of cocoa and a good book

Alhambra fireplace pounds 995 (www.chesneys.co.uk, 020 7627 1410)

Natural fabrics will both look and feel cosier Colin & Justin dogtooth cushion pounds 16 (www.matalan.co.uk, 0845 330 3330)

Who said blankets were just for the bed? Cath Kidston aqua stripe blanket pounds 60 (www.leekes.co.uk, 0845 050 8240)

Doors & windows

18% of heat disappears through the windows. It might be too late for double glazing but closing your curtains will help keep the heat in and create a lovely cosy feel. It's one of the easiest and cheapest ways to insulate your home. For the best effect go for thermally-lined or interlined

The Energy Saving Trust recommends investing in draught excluders Cat draught excluder pounds 17.50 (www.fairwindonline.com, 020 8374 6254)

Maisy's ducklings draught excluder pounds 35 (www.stylishlife.co.uk, 01269 822288)

Floors

More than a tenth of heat is lost through the floor - especially if you have bare floorboards. Use a transparent filler to get rid of gaps without ruining the look and throw on a rug to keep your toes warm

Spirit beige rug pounds 39.99 (www.mailorderrugs.co.uk, 01642 792491)

Blur beetroot rug pounds 399 www.habitat.co.uk, 0844 499 1111)

Natural sheepskin rug pounds 19.99 (www.dunelm-mill.com, 08451 65 65 65)

If you're worried about energy costs, try a thermal blanket Thermal underblanket pounds 7.99 (www.dunelm-mill.com 08451 65 65 65)

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 10, 2010
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