A home should be a cosy haven away from the harsh winter weather outside – but a pesky draught can spoil everything. Luckily, banishing cool gusts and keeping your energy bills down can be quick, easy and inexpensive; all you need is a draught excluder.
The good news is there’s a huge variety of styles available, from velvet, boucle and faux fur options to country-esque tweed numbers. In the past, the humble draught excluder has been designed to blend into the background, but there’s no need to hide these ones away. They’re as beautiful and stylish as they are practical.
Place by your front entryway to keep cool air out or use with interior doors to make sure individual rooms stay warm. With a selection this stylish, you may want to invest in more than one…
9 best draught excluders for maximum style and cosiness
Tweed check draught excluder
With their lived-in look and laidback vibe, country-style homes hold the trump card when it comes to cosy interiors. So, a tweed draught excluder will give you that homely feeling while keeping the cold at bay.
This one is made with pure new wool and finished with a leather handle and trim. We love this design for its sophisticated, dark-coloured fabric, but there are no fewer than 10 different patterns on offer, each in a comforting autumnal tone.
If it gets mucky, there’s no need to worry; it comes with a zip so you can easily remove the case to wash it.
Adah draught excluder
If you’re after a stylish draught excluder for doors in your home, you can’t go wrong with this boho-style option from Dunelm. The neutral colouring and tufted geometric pattern makes this an on-trend piece designed to work well with most interior schemes.
Teddy bear draught excluder
The teddy bear trend has been huge recently, and the soft, snuggly fabric is perfect for anything to do with banishing draughts and upping the cosy factor!
This one comes in taupe or charcoal. And, if you’re just as mad about teddy bear as we are, you can buy a throw, cushion or rug in the same style. In fact, Dunelm has a whole collection of teddy bear home accessories and clothing, so be sure to check it out if you’re preparing your home for winter.
Bumble bee draught excluder
- Buy now from Etsy UK (£20.50+)
A patterned draught excluder can be a charming addition to an otherwise plain doorway, and we love the adorable bee motif on this fabric.
Each of these draught excluders are carefully handcrafted by the maker, so you can ask for customised measurements for a perfect fit in your home.
You can also choose the filling inside and opt for a heavy organic wheat base for a tight seal, topped with hollow fibre so it’s soft to the touch.
Faux crushed velvet draught excluder
The most glamorous way to stop a breeze is almost certainly by using this silver draught excluder. It’s crafted with hand-sewn, faux crushed velvet fabric, which not only reflects the light and adds a slight sheen, but also feels luxurious to the touch.
This is one of the best draught excluders for doors in homes with a more opulent style, and would work well paired with crushed velvet curtains or other accessories. If silver’s not right for your space, try the black or champagne versions, or opt for the blue, red or purple finish.
Harbour Waves fabric draught excluder
We don’t all have the luxury of an ocean view – but this draught excluder brings the waves into your very own home! With its calming blue tones, it’s sure to create a relaxing atmosphere, and it’s a fantastic option for any home with a coastal theme.
Vince fabric draught excluder
- Buy now from Wayfair (£24.99)
Adding soft textures is an easy way to amp up cosiness in any home, so this is one of the best draught excluders for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. In fact, we can’t think of a more luxurious option.
Check out the other version of this draught excluder if you’re after a lighter-toned alternative in the same snuggly fabric.
Emma Bridgewater wild mushrooms draught excluder
- Buy now from Emma Bridgewater (£48.00)
Emma Bridgewater never fails to disappoint when it comes to home accessories. This gorgeous draught excluder for doors features a vibrant wild mushroom print, reminding us of autumn foraging trips and comforting winter dishes.
It’s made with a 100% cotton case and stuffed with real feathers, so it’s definitely a high-quality option designed to stand the test of time.
William Morris draught excluder
- Buy now from Etsy UK (£22.95+)
You can’t beat a William Morris print when it comes to patterned home accessories, and Etsy seller ReddAndGoud has created draught excluders in five of his iconic designs.
With their 19th century, nature-inspired patterns, these draught excluders are the perfect choice if you’ve been lusting after the cottagecore trend currently sweeping social media.
Feeling creative? Learn how to make your own draught excluder in the shape of a sausage dog!