With Winter fast approaching, the promise of darker, colder nights causes us homemakers to develop “the cosy urge” – an irresistible need to make your home as cosy as possible (WARNING: “the cosy urge” is likely to intensify the nearer to Christmas we get!). We at HU have put together this article to inform and inspire you with our top tips on satisfying “the cosy urge”, read on to discover…

Scented Candles!

Entice your senses this Winter with our selection of Yankee candles. Fill your home with the seasonal smells of Spiced Orange, Crackling Wood Fire, Cinnamon Stick and Cranberry Ice, or keep it simple and go for the classic sweet Vanilla. We are proud stockists of the bestselling Yankee brand, which offer not only the most delectable fragrances but the jars themselves are accessories in their own right and look great around the home, why not buy a couple for your coffee table or to have by your bedside!

Fluffy Throws!

Fluffy throws, whether velour, knitted or faux fur, are a must-have to keep you cosy this Winter! Snuggled up on the sofa with a fluffy throw is a picture-perfect scene, just add hot chocolate and a movie for the ultimate effect (Elf and The Grinch are our top feel-good Christmas movie picks for this holiday season)!

We love how @home.of.four has styled our Catherine Lansfield Pink Tassel Knit Throw! Check out our full selection of throws here!


The penultimate necessity for fulfilling “the cosy urge” is the fireplace. Keeping you warm and toasty while creating a glowing ambiance, the fireplace is the vital aesthetic to create the cosy home! For the modern home we love our Gazco Studio 1 Gas Fire featuring a sleek black glass front, or for something more traditional the Stovax Brunel 1A Multi Fuel Stove is a charming choice.

Call 0161 681 5678 extension 274 to reach our fireplace department directly, where you can enquire about our fireplaces ranges and our selection of fitters. To see our full range of fires online click here, but for a wider range come in store to see our displays!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this article – check out our Fireplace Heaven Pinterest board for more fiery inspiration!