With winter knocking around the corner, it won’t be long before the cold sets in. This is the perfect time to redecorate your home, do house cleaning, or prep it in some way for the coming season. Making your home cozy right now will help you in the long winter months keeping you and your family safe and warm.
If this is your first time cozying up your home this winter, then here are several tips to liven up your home for the long cold months ahead.
1. A Comfy First Impression
As the old saying goes, the first impression is often the last impression. Making the entrance to your home comfy and welcoming is a great way for guests to feel welcome in your home. You can set up a plush rug outside your door, spruce up the porch with a couple of trees, and hang a wreath of flowers or mistletoes on your door.
If you’re feeling a bit fancy you can also go for some exterior furniture and decorate them with show pieces. If you decide to buy trees or flower pots to decorate the entrance, you can easily opt for plastic ones that can be stored away during the summer months.
2. Plush Seating
The next thing to focus on to make your home as comfy and cozy as possible is the seating arrangement. Having a plush seating arrangement in your living room and bedroom can be a great way to spice things up. Of course, cleaning and maintenance of plush furniture are a bit more difficult than your average wooden, plastic, or steel furniture but well worth the work.
The main reason you want to switch to plush furniture during winter is that this material retains body heat. Naturally, some materials are better than others for heat retention, so doing some research before buying a set is the best way to go. Usually, plush furniture made of better quality materials tends to be more expensive than other types of furniture.
If you don’t want to spend a bunch of money on new furniture then there are still ways you can turn regular furniture into comfy ones. One great idea is to buy thick blankets that fit the dimensions of your furniture and cover them with a bed sheet or loose sheet. You can also buy rugs to put on the seats and backs of the chairs to make them comfier.
3. Covered Flooring
Covering the floor is vital to keeping your home warm and cozy all the time during winter. Carpeting the floor of your bedrooms and living rooms will ensure your feet never get cold when you slip out of socks or sandals. Carpeting can be quite expensive depending on material and dimensions so make sure to study the materials and check prices online before making the final purchase.
If carpeting your home is too expensive an option for you then covering the floor with warm rugs is definitely the option to go for. If you want to go the extra mile then buy insulation strips for floors and windows and seal all cracks and open spaces in the house. Note that this technique only works if you have a wooden floor.
For concrete floors, you can laminate the flooring with well-padded underlay, like foam, to ensure your home stays warm during winter. If you want to get a bit fancy, then you can also opt for luxury vinyl as well.
4. Throws and Pillows
Last but not the least, don’t forget to place a lot of pillows and throws throughout the house for maximum coziness. Throws and pillows have been used for centuries to make homes comfy and there are many reasons why. For starters, they give off a homely atmosphere that makes your guests feel welcome.
Leaning on a pillow while reading a book beside the fireplace with the kids playing around describes the perfect winter evening for many people. You can also utilize a nice end table to store all of your essentials. Stock up on candles, books, and even reading glasses online.
Have a Blast this Winter
Everyone wants to make their home as comfy as possible during winter. Hopefully with the tips and tricks above you’ll have a blast making your home cozy this winter. If you want to look for more ideas, check out Pinterest for some great ones.