We are well and truly in the throes of winter now, and if you are starting to feel the sting when it comes to the cold, you might be considering making your home a cozy oasis that you can enjoy for the next few months.
The Christmas decs will be going up soon which will help, but are there any other ways to make your home feel a little more snug? There certainly is!
This piece is going to take a look at a few ways in which you can turn your home into your own comfy grotto, so let’s get into it!
Warning: you may never want to leave!
A Change in Color
The colors around us can make a massive difference to how we feel, so it probably comes as no surprise that they can have an influence on whether we feel warm and safe or cold and uncomfortable.
If your home is filled with hues of blues, you might want to look at swapping these out for a different color with a warmer undertone. Reds and oranges work great during the fall, and in winter have a festive vibe to them. Browns over greys can also help warm the cockles!
If repainting your home seems like the least attractive plan you have heard for a while, then implementing accessories that have these colors can help you feel the effects instead without a paintbrush in sight!
Sometimes, it is not just about how you alter your home to be cozy as much as it is how you can make changes to yourself. Layering is usually essential in the colder months to feel snug and secure, and also makes for an on-brand wintery look. Start with some boho tops for women, a style that is comfortable and easily layered upon. You can then bring out the big, fuzzy jumpers or the chunky cable cardigans to lock in that warmth.
Top tip: Layering can keep you warm and snug while also looking fashionable. This is worth keeping in mind with any Christmas parties coming up where you need to stay warm or strip off when necessary!
Adjust Your Lighting
Lighting can make such a difference to our mood. For example, not many of us can say they feel cozy and relaxed when they are in a meeting room with fluorescent strip lights lasering down on them. However, well-placed lamps with low-watt, warm-toned bulbs can give an entirely different vibe.
Think about how your home is lit, and if you can make any changes that would add to the ambience rather than keeping any that could be subtracting from it. While you might not be able to take specific lighting away (after all, you need to be able to see in the kitchen), adding lamps, soft bulbs, and candles can all make a real difference to whether you feel snug or shivery.
Have Warm Accessories on Standby
Updating the accessories around your home is a fast-track way to making your home feel cozier for winter. Just the simple addition of a couple of new throws around the living room and in the bedroom can make everything seem more cuddly.
Extra pillows and scatter cushions can also add a welcome dimension to the rooms in your home for those who are looking for some extra warmth and comfort.
If you are feeling particularly committed, then investing in an electric-heated blanket can truly seal in the snug deal, along with some microwaveable beanies that guests can enjoy.
It is time to swap out the airy and light materials for heavier and warmer alternatives. Heavy drapes not only keep the heat in, but in the right colors they can create a warming atmosphere that you will not want to leave!
Get those winter duvets back out of the closets and onto the beds for that extra material to snuggle up to, and invest in some nice thick rugs that can keep your feet off the cold floor and trap in heat in the room.
These can make a great difference to the warmth around your home, as well as creating that inviting atmosphere when you get inside from a cold day.
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