Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home This Winter
During the winter months, it’s perfectly normal to want to stay tucked in at home where it’s warm and comfortable. Here are some of our favorite ways to make your home cozy and comfy from now until spring.
Create a Warm Welcome
Coziness starts right at the front door! Make your entry a welcoming place with decorative accents that say to guests, “We’re so glad you’re here!”
Decorative and functional too, a coir doormat helps keep snow and ice from getting into the house where it doesn’t belong.
Hang a welcome sign on the front door, fly a welcome flag from the porch, or post a welcome stake in the yard.
Sink Into a Plush Pillow
Winter throw pillows look quite different from summer throw pillows, and for good reason. When it’s cold outside, you want to snuggle up to cozy materials like faux-fur trim, a cable-knit sweater texture, or soft velvet:
It’s quick and easy to switch out your throw pillows by the season—or even each month.
Cable Knit Accent Pillows are soft and snuggly just like your favorite winter sweater.
Velvet Accent Pillows are super soft, and as a bonus, they add an elegant, romantic touch to your décor. They also come in a variety of designer colors!
Cuddle Up Under a Soft Throw
Reading, watching TV, knitting, or chatting with friends—you’ll be warmer and comfier when you’ve got a soft throw across your lap. Keep plenty of throws and blankets nearby for friends and family to grab when they feel a chill coming on:
Stash comfy throws in a large basket or Wood Top Storage Basket Side Table next to the sofa.
Drape decorative throws over the arms or backs of chairs when not in use.
Choose blankets and throws that are machine-washable… and snuggle up when they’re fresh from the dryer.
Create a Warm Ambiance with Unique Lighting
Indoors or out, the right lights can add a touch of welcome warmth to any area:
On the porch or deck, try solar lights that power up during the day to produce a warm glow at night.
Wireless Lighting under the kitchen cabinets turns on with the touch of a handy remote.
It gets dark a lot earlier in the winter—make sure you’ve got plenty of night lights throughout your home to keep everyone safer.
Bask in the Glow of the Firelight… Even Without a Fireplace
If you’ve got a fireplace, you already know how the sights and sounds of a crackling fire can warm body and soul. But if you don’t have a fireplace, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered, too:
A Portable Mini Fireplace provides soothing heat, and even has an LED simulated flame that looks so real!
Mix it up in your wood-burning fireplace with Colorful Fire Packets that turn the flame fun shades of blue, green, purple, and more.
Keep your logs neat and organized with a Firewood Storage Rack that’s as decorative as it is functional.
Hibernate in Style
If you spend more time snoozing in the winter months, you’re not alone. When it’s cold outside, it’s so easy to want to stay snuggled up under the covers! It’s easy to update your bedroom for winter:
Keep out the light (and the chill) with blackout curtains over the windows.
Snuggle up to a body pillow.
Keep Your Tootsies Warm
When your feet are cold, everything feels cold! Take care of the feet that take care of you:
Layer warm rugs throughout the house, especially on bare floors that aren’t normally covered.
Wear slippers or footie socks with safety grippers on the bottom.
Kids love Light-Up Boots that keep their feet warm and look cool, too!
Relax by Candlelight
Meal time, movie time, bath time… no matter what time it is, you’ll feel even more relaxed when candles are softly flickering nearby, whether the flame is real or just looks real:
Go rustic with Woodland Log Tealight Candleholders—they transport you right to a cabin in the woods!
Light unscented taper candles at dinnertime—every time.
LED Candles offer the glow of candlelight without the flame.