The first few cold fronts were fun, and even welcome, especially during the holidays. Now, winter is starting to feel long with plenty of gray skies and cold days ahead.
Why not make the most of this dreary season by creating a warm, cozy home.
5 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Cozy This Winter
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With candles you get a twofer…the warm glow of the candlelight and a comforting aroma.
I prefer soy candles for the cleaner burn which is less likely to cause allergic reactions. Vanilla and Sugar Cookie both make greats scents for the Winter. I also love Lavender for relaxing.
There’s something about a bundle of blankets spilling out of a basket that exudes warmth and invites you to settle in for a long winter’s nap.
I also highly recommend the super soft and warm *Eddie Bauer Sherpa throw blanket.
I have a few live houseplants which are supposed to be good for cleaning the air in your home. Mine were given to me, but your local garden center should have a nice selection of indoor plants.
Tip: If you don’t have live plants, keep garden shears handy and take them outside to clip fresh evergreen to liven up the indoors. I’m pretty sure my garden shears came from Walmart, but you can also buy them at Lowe’s, Home Depot or on Amazon.
Fresh flowers provide such a bright spot in your home. I’m partial to the fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s because they have a great selection at affordable prices.
Tip: Use distilled water and change it daily to keep your flowers fresh longer.
To me, winter warmth is all about the layers. Let’s take a cue from fashion…
Just like in this outfit (which I so want), you can achieve a layered look in your home through incorporating texture, like the reflective shine of the sunglasses, the smooth leather, the ridges in the cable knit sweater and chunky watch (the watch also adds a metallic element), and mixing patterns. Nothing evokes warmth in the winter like a great mix of plaid, check and a solid.
I hope these few, simple touches help warm not just your home, but your heart.
See you in class,