The weather outside might be getting colder, but with a little creativity, you can make the inside of your home seem warmer than ever. Here are a few ways to cozy up at home this winter.

 

1. Keep a throw on your couch

For a warm cabin look, purchase a plaid or tartan flannel blanket and keep it easily accessible on the couch. They’re great to have on hand to warm up your toes on a chilly winter night.
Keep a throw on your couch

 

2. Pile up the pillows

Add some pillows to your couch and in combination with your flannel blankets, you’ll never want to leave the comfort of your family room.  Your couch will soon become so comfortable, you may find yourself falling asleep on it every night.
Pile up the pillows

 

3. Winter home scents

Smell plays a huge role in creating a cozy atmosphere in your home, whether it’s chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven or a gingerbread-scented candle warming a room.

Winter home scents

 

4. Wood burning stove

Though gas fireplaces are available for installation in most homes, there’s nothing like the familiar smell of wood-burning stove. Put on the wood-burning stove and pretend that you’re up north at the cottage. Plus, it’s a great way to keep your home’s heating costs low as well. Wood burning stove

 

5. Add a rug in your bathroom

While many of us wish we could have heated floors, the next best option is to cover up that cold tile with a flat-weave rug. It will make getting up and having a shower on cold, dark winter mornings a bit more pleasant.

Add a rug in your bathroom

 

6. Hang heavy drapes

Add heavy drapes to give instant warmth to your space. Heavy curtains provide insulation, so make sure to close your drapes at night to keep precious heat inside your home.

Hang heavy drapes

 

7. Add warm lighting

Install a few rosy, lower-wattage incandescent light fixtures throughout your home along with a dimmer switch to give yourself more control over your environment. Use the warmth from the light fixtures to help bring some artificial heating during the cold winter months.

Add warm lighting

 

8. Create a comfy nook for sitting

What better way to add some comfort and warmth to your room than by creating a relaxing refuge in the corner of your living room. Create a full nook ensemble by pairing a cozy chair with a standing lamp and end table and group those items in an intimate corner. Create a comfy nook for sitting

 

9. Keep some slippers by the door

Nothing says “welcome home” like putting your feet in a pair of cozy slippers. Store a few by your front door for guests and make sure that you and your visitors have warm toes during the cold winter nights.

Keep some slippers by the door

 

10. Move your furniture away from the walls

Reposition your couches, chairs, floor lamps and tables away from the walls into the centre of any large room. Not only will you create a more intimate space, but it will also feel much warmer sitting away from the cool air concentrated around the windows.

Move furniture away from the walls