Keepin’ Your Home Cozy in the Cold

It’s easy to achieve a cozy vibe — just picture fluffy blankets, soft lighting and a warm cup of tea. As the temperatures drop and the snowflakes fly, coziness becomes even more essential. These top tips keep the cold outside and the cozy inside.

String Up Some Lights
Bright, natural light is readily available in the spring, but not so accessible in the winter. The season is known for providing us with shorter days and less sunlight. Instead of reaching for the light switch, add warm, inviting light in the darkest days of winter. While you could go opt for traditional Christmas lights, there are a variety of stylish string lights designed specifically for interior decorating. Plus, string lights can help you save space in your tiny abode because they’re not as bulky as floor and counter lamps.

Cozy-Up Winter Decor
Nothing says cozy winter decor quite like a fluffy area rug or weighted blanket, seasonal wreaths, holiday scented soy candles and winter-themed banners. The warm ambient light of candles will freshen up your home with pine and cranberry scents of the season. Try a DIY wreath project to save you a bit of holiday cash. Think about the cozy you are letting out through your windows and doors; invest in plush, thermal curtains to increase your warmth factor.

Bring in Some Green
In the dead of winter, your outdoor garden looks a little bleak. Don’t wait for spring to bring around green; add some indoor plants to your tiny space. Not only do they clean the air and are beneficial to our mental health, but by bringing the outdoors in, you can beat those winter blues. Some favorite easy, indoor plants include spider plants, snake plants, devil’s ivy, succulents and Christmas cactus.

Protect Your Outdoor Space
Sometimes you just need to get away — but if you live in an area with cold or wet weather, it’s a struggle to get outside. Consider installing a deck or pergola to extend your living space at a low-cost, year-round. Add in an outdoor heater, a farmhouse table and some solar lighting and you’ll have a great place to host, even in the dead of winter.