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Practical Home Trends to Help Counter Inflation

If you’re looking for some practical home trends with economic and aesthetic benefits, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for some great tips!

November 3, 2022

If you’re looking for some interior-designer-approved trends with both economic and aesthetic benefits, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for some cool home decor ideas and practical trends that can actually save you money on your heating bill!

Practical Home Trends That Could Save You Money

Blankets & Throws

‘Tis the season for bundling up in as many cozy blankets as you can find! While you may have tucked your extra throws away for the hot summer months, now’s the time to bring them back out. Piling them up on your couches, chairs, and beds will make you warmer throughout the season, meaning you don’t have to spend as much money heating up the entire house. 

Throws and quilts can also make for a cozy cottage feel when used as decor! If you’ve got a large, blank wall staring at you everyday, it might be time to hang a family quilt or a beautiful throw up there as decor. Bonus benefit: it’ll help insulate your home’s walls!

Rugs

Hardwood and tile floors are in—but boy can they be uncomfortable on your bare feet in the winter! Nothing makes you want to stay in bed more than the thought of stepping on a cold floor first thing in the morning. Make your home fall and winter cozy and add a stunning decor piece with a rug! 

One of the best things about this trend is that with so many options out there, you can find a rug to suit any design style. To save some money (because let’s face it, nice rugs are expensive!), check out your local thrift and consignment stores for some preloved rugs. With a good cleaning, most of them will look and feel good as new! 

Did you know that you lose about 10% of heat through your floors? That’s another compelling reason to cover up some of your colder flooring with stylish rugs. You’ll feel warmer, and you won’t have to turn the heat up as high. 

Curtains

It’s time to upgrade those blinds for thick and cozy curtains! Not only will thicker curtains add a level of luxury to your home: They’ll also help insulate a part of your home that leaks a lot of heat—the windows! They can actually leak up to 18% of your home’s heat. The thicker the material of the curtains you choose, the better insulated your windows will be. Velvet, wool, or curtains with a thermal lining are all great options. 

Save Money on Heating This Winter

There are a lot of tips and tricks out there to help you save money on your energy bill—but the best thing you can do for your home is to monitor it! With Shipshape’s Home Maintenance Solution, you can track all of your home’s major appliances, including your heating system. You’ll be able to tell how efficiently it’s working, when it’s in need of repair, and more right from your phone.

Save money, never worry about your heat going out again, and keep your home in shipshape with Shipshape. Get in touch with us today! 

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