It’s about that time of year where things start to get chilly, but hopefully you’ve taken steps to prepare for it–especially when it comes to the cozy side of things. Some folks think that winter is a cold and dark time, but we think it’s a comfortable season if you’re prepared for it!
So without further ado, here are some of our top tips on how to make your home feel a whole lot more cozy!
Use warm lighting around the house
Lighting is definitely one of the most underrated things that can completely transform a room–and they don’t cost much either!
You could do things like changing lights for smart lights that can do all sorts of cool things like change colors and switch off on a timer. When it comes to winter, smart lights can add some soft tones to create a more cozy atmosphere. When done right, it’ll make your rooms look so much more inviting than before!
Bring out the winter decor
Winter decor is a great way to make your home a whole lot more inviting, and it’s also really easy to do! The main things to focus on here are blankets, fur, pillows, and seasonal things such as wreaths, pinecones, candles, and decorative ornaments.
But it can be difficult to enhance your home vibes while trying desperately to avoid Christmas decorations! We really recommend looking at websites and magazines for some inspiration because it’s honestly pretty hard to balance, especially if you’re the type of person who relishes in the Christmas spirit!
Hot beverages in the winter
There’s nothing that goes better with a cold winter’s day than a hot drink. Imagine sitting back and relaxing with a hot cup of cocoa while your feet are up and the TV’s on playing your favorite show.
There’s really not much to prepare here outside of buying huge bags of tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and other drinks to enjoy during a cold winter’s night. You could always throw in some extras too. Do like the British do and dunk some cookies into your tea, or throw a couple of marshmallows into that cup of cocoa.
Keeping the house warm
Most people would just put their heating system as high as it can comfortably go to keep their home warm, but there are also plenty of other things to consider as well.
For instance, covering up any gaps that are leaking cold air into the home can be a great way of keeping things cooler, and you can also think about furnace repair to make sure that your house’s heating system actually works. The less work your heating system has, the warmer your home will be and the less money it’ll take to keep warm.
Increasing furniture comfort
Winter is a great time to huddle around a fireplace (or TV, depending on your household!) with your friends and family members. But for everyone to be comfortable, you should add a few extra things! It could be more pillows, blankets, or even some place to put your feet up. People love spending their winters cozying up to their family and relaxing, so it’s worth making this winter experience more comfortable!