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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.