First it was heated clothes airers and electric blankets, and now we’re seeing the return of draft excluders as we look for money-saving trade-offs to keep our homes warm in the winter.
Google search levels for draft excluders (yes, the sausage-shaped ones your auntie had growing up) are up 235% year-on-year, according to Hammonds Furniture (opens in new tab).
What’s more, they can save you around £45 on your energy bill, says money-saving expert Matilda, @amillennialsaver (opens in new tab). The good news is that retailers like Etsy, Dunelm and Wayfair have some fantastic options that are as stylish as they are practical.
Draft Excluder Microtrend
Draft excluders are one of the ten most in-demand energy-saving products right now, according to ToolStation (opens in new tab). The tool supplier also says that 82% of us plan to wait until the last minute before turning on our heating to save energy at home and keep bills down.
As a result, we predict this old-school energy saver will be a winter staple. It also had a completely modern makeover.
Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy (opens in new tab) Trend Expert says, ‘Shutters are not only a must-have for keeping cool air out of the home, but they also double as decor and come at a variety of price points and in a variety of shapes, so there’s something for everyone. budget and style.
“For shoppers looking for something especially on-trend, choose a draft excluder that includes pink or rich textures like velvet and bouclé, or even a personalized option made just for them,” adds Dayna.
Wayfair’s resident style advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill, agrees that draft excluders are a great addition to combat rising home energy prices, while also being pleasing to the eye. “Think of it as a home accessory to introduce a pop of color or keep it neutral to warm up and give any space a polished look,” she says.
‘To add a little fun, pair a playful draft excluder with Wayfair (opens in new tab) to a children’s bedroom. A diverse yet skilled style solution for the cooler months!’
Purchasing a draft excluder for the coolest room in your home is a quick, easy win that will help insulate your home without spending too much money. Preventing cold drafts will reduce the edge and make the room feel a much more comfortable temperature.
You can also find designs that attach to the back of your door with Command hooks so the draft excluder is always where you need it. Will you be picking one up this winter?