When I think of winter, all it brings to mind is snuggling up close to the fire place with a cup of hot chocolate in my hands and auburn lights. It’s that time of the year when it’s all about enjoying the comfort of your home and the company of your family. And right now, I am loving the fireworks!
Winter is the time I spend indoors the most. Aside from it being cold outside, the warmth and friendliness of my house attracts me to it.
I must say that I put in quite a lot of work into making my home a lovely place to spend my time. And now that winter is here I can put my creativity to work to make my home a mini sanctuary. Here are some of my favourite practical tips to transform my home into a cozy abode this winter.
Light some candles
Candles are not for romantic dinners alone. Candles gives the whole house a lovely glow. It instantly transforms the mood.
I would recommend you go for scented candles as they not only make your home feel cozy, they also leave a pleasing scent that gives you the all round feel of comfort.
You can’t do without cushions this winter. The more cushions you have at home (most especially in the living area), the more comfortable you feel. Since winter is more of a stay-at-home season you feel like burying yourself in a pile of cushions.
The best part about cushions is that they help add some colour to your home. I would advise that you select warm coloured cushions to complement the feel you want to achieve this winter.
Decorate your home with string lights
I’ve seen some pictures of people using string lights to decorate a corner of their room or place them around a mural or large portrait. They used string lights in creative ways to introduce more light into the house. I loved the idea and so I decided to try it.
One thing that winter reminds me of is Christmas. I call Christmas early by hanging string lights in some parts of my home. It makes the room a more magical and beautiful sight when I’m just sitting with a cup tea in the night.
Keep the blankets handy
I love having blankets nearby especially in the living area. It can get really cold during the winter and even though the house is well heated, I always feel a need to reach out for a blanket. It always paints a picture of coziness. You can drape a blanket over the couch or on your reading chair to add some contrast and colour.
Keep the fire on
I know that there are many people who don’t have fireplaces, but if you do have one, the fireplace becomes your greatest asset this winter. Aside from keeping the temperature up so that you don’t feel cold this winter, fireplaces create the vibe of comfort.
Make sure you maximize the use of your fireplace by arranging the couches to surround the fireplace. Another alternative is to keep the dining table near the fireplace so that you can enjoy lovely meals by the fire. Sometimes the fireplace may not be positioned to allow you to do those things. You can get giant pillows that you can put near the fireplace to create a special where place you can lounge.
How do you make your home cozy this winter.
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Great post. I tend to go into hibernation by having little tea lights glittering about. I break out my crocheting (which is my favorite craft to do), and/or write. Yes, hot chocolate is a must. I love the evening in winter when it just seems like the surroundings are quieter. In my melting pot, scents of autumn. In the diffuser I enjoy orange and clove. Along with my soundscapes playing, I simply chill out.
Again, I enjoyed reading how and/or what others do to enjoy being spending time at home in the Winter season.
Oh nice. Thanks for reading.
We’ve got a proper fire in our living room and I LOVE using it during the winter. I suppose the only downside is we have to get it serviced each year which usually costs around £70 so it’s not too bad I suppose.
Yea not too bad.
This is my take too in this particular order.
I love those Yankee candles and I always stock up on them 🙂
We really don’t light the fire as much because of the baby with Asthma.
Thanks for the TIPS.
Yea they are amazing candles. Oh yes asthma doesn’t like the fire. Hope your baby is keeping warm xx
Loads of cushions and blankets are definitely the way to keep cosy over Winter
Yes I agree!
I love nothing more than snuggling up with blankets and candles once the weather switches – theres something about being cosy inside with a nice hot chocolate!
Yes me too!
I love that squirrel cushion. I think blankets on the sofa make it cosy in winter and I would love to have candles around but I’m never that organised!
Yes they do.
A thermal blsnket to wrap up in on the sofa is a must for me. Candles are definitely something that makes me feel all cosy. We have an electric fire we like to occasionally use too.
I love snuggling under a blanket with a candle burning in the winter, it’s heaven!
I have candles everywhere at this time of year, they are always a great way to make the house cosy!
I love having a big cozy throw on the sofa to snuggle and watch films under!
I with you on the candles, Stella. Every year, I get a big bundle of candles from IKEA and go through them when the water gets colder. Some great tips.
I long for a real fire but sadly have to make do with a candle
A candle is good too.
I make the house really cosy in December. I think having all the Christmas decorations up makes it feel really homely.
Yes it dies Emma.
I love this ! We’ve already started getting all the candles out and the fairy lights 🙂
Oh nice Kira.
We always find that lighting candles at this time of year makes a room cosy! Great ideas x
Thank you x