Instead of hibernating at home this winter add some warmth with textures and tweaks.

The westerly’s have blown us all back indoors and so begins the start of a few short weeks where Queenslanders rug up at home waiting for the un-sunshine-state weather to pass.

Instead of pulling that old electric blanket out of the cupboard Bunnings National Leisure Buyer Ben Shanley is full of suggestions on how to heat up your home with style.

Paint with heat:

Revamp the home with colours that will add warmth to each room. Palettes with earthy or neutral tones such as whites, greys, or deep hues like red or orange create a warmer ambience.

Break up the monotony with statement furniture:

A new furniture piece can transform the atmosphere of any room. Consider dark, neutral shades for a warmer atmosphere that will still complement other features in the room, and accessorise with plant displays to bring the inside of the home to life.

Layer up with textures:

Add depth and luxury to the home by adding curtains and rugs to each room. Not only do they add warmth visually, they are also a great solution for insulation, particularly in homes with single-pane windows or wooden floors.

Create a nook:

Consider etching out a little alcove in an unused corner of a room for the perfect spot to curl up with your favourite novel and a mug of hot tea throughout the cooler days and nights.

Illuminate a room:

Candles add warmth and light in many areas around the home. Select candles with warm winter fragrances like cinnamon or chai, which infuse a space with homely scents.