9 stylish draught excluders to keep your energy bills down

Stylish? Tick. Practical? Absolutely.

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A draught excluder is one of the most cost-effective buys to help insulate your home, ready for minus temperatures. It requires zero electricity to work its magic, and more often than not they are affordable and can last for years of use. They are especially great for anyone with a spare bedroom, too, which you might not be heating due to obvious reasons. This way, you can keep the cold air confined to one space with ease.

For anyone who would rather not compromise on how their living room, hallway, bedroom – or wherever else that's draughty – looks, then you can browse stylish draught excluders from our favourite brands, just below. From neutral-style excluders to festively decorated ones and even a luxury sheepskin pick, we're sure that you'll find one that works with your interiors. The nine draught excluders below have been selected based on their quality, and price, and all have positive user reviews (where available). 

If you're still feeling the cold afterwards, then see all of the electric blankets that we've already reviewed, to keep you snug through the cold winter nights. Otherwise, we've got plenty more energy-saving buys for you to browse, to save a few extra pennies and pounds this winter.

9 stylish draught excluders to warm your home

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4 things to consider when buying a draught excluder

Before clicking pay, here are a few things to think about:

1. Length
If your doors are wider than most, then be sure to choose something that is longer or even the same size width as your door. Avoid anything smaller as it'll defeat the object of having a draught excluder all in all.

2. Filling
The majority of draught excluders are filled with polyester. This makes it easy to open your door even when they are on the floor. They'll just move as you push the door open. If you want something heavier, then we've found a draught excluder that's filled with sand.

3. Cover
Since this will be on the floor in your home, it might be an idea to pick a draught excluder that is washable, or easy to spot clean. Otherwise, going for a draught excluder with a naturally-thermal cover, such as sheepskin, is also smart.

4. How many do you need?
If you've got several draughty doors in your home, then you might want to buy a pack of draught excluders to save money. This pack from Cosy Nights on Amazon comes with six in total included, in all different colours.

Are draught excluders worth it?

The short answer is yes. So much so that sales of draught excluders have risen by approximately 378 per cent recently*. In fact, Jordan Chance who is a heating expert from PlumbNation claims "using a draught excluder is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to keep your home warm, preventing cold air from entering and warm air from leaving under your doors".

* Research provided by online marketplace OnBuy.com

Where to buy a draught excluder?

Still looking for the perfect draught excluder to blend with your interior style? You can continue your search at the retailers below.

Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.

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