But there are ways to winter-proof your home by adding cosy elements. Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah) is a recent export from Denmark and literally means cosiness.
Anointed as the latest lifestyle trend, hygge is inspiring everything from designer wallpaper to luxury tea blends.
There’s a reason why Denmark is constantly rated as one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world – it could all be down to hygge. So, to share in the happiness, we’ve gone in search of five things you can do to bring hygge into your home (and life).