Five Ways To Winter-Proof Your Apartment

8 years ago
3 minutes

You don’t need us to tell you winter is well and truly here.

With snow falling in Melbourne’s outer suburbs and Sydney shivering through its coldest day in 21 years, there’s no doubt the heater is blasting and you’re hitting snooze more times than you would have liked. 

Well, the good news is we’re half way through winter. However if another 6 weeks of icy mornings and chilly evenings has you strongly considering blowing your savings on a tropical escape, firstly: hang in there.

Secondly, follow our simple tips to tide you through until the mercury warms up once again.


Throw blanket

It’s nice to know apartment developments are fitted with only the finest heating systems. However, there’s nothing quite like wrapping up in a cosy throw blanket on the couch on a freezing winter’s night. Throw blankets are an essential as the temperature plunges, which is why its worth investing in one that not only suits your apartment, but is guaranteed to keep you warm. There are so many options on the market these days with different colours, shapes and textures to choose from.

We love: The Adairs range of throw blankets 




Everything can feel drab and dreary when winter rolls around and strips the leaves off the trees and the warmth out of the air. That’s why a few pots of greenery scattered around the apartment is an effective way to brighten up the space. Whether you opt for fake or real, the choice is yours, the point is to incorporate nature of some sort to evoke feelings of summer.


We love: Pottery Barn’s faux flower range



It’s freezing, raining, windy and all you want is to curl up on the couch in your cosy throw blanket with a steaming cup of tea or hot chocolate in hand. Well, you’ll need a funky mug to complete the picture. Invest in a few, great quality pieces that will last you a last time, and look great while you sip and defrost this winter. 

We love: Robert Gordon’s exquisite designs



Electric blanket

There’s nothing quite like hopping into a bed warmed up by an electric blanket. If you haven’t tried it, we recommend you get onto it. Immediately. If not sooner. 

We love: Sunbeam’s extensive range





Towel warmer

Keeping in line with the electrical theme, a towel warmer will ensure you’re kept toasty from the moment you step out of the shower. It’s like wrapping yourself up in a big, warm hug. And it’s bliss. Try and track down a portable rack so you can pack it away in the warmer months. 

We love: Warmrails Kensington ladder heated towel rail