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STAYING COZY THIS WINTER

 

Staying Cozy this Winter

For some, winter is the best time of the year, while others will find the season less than ideal. Whether you live for the cold and snow or are counting down the days to BBQ season, the comfort of a warm home is something everyone can get behind.

It’s quite likely that the last thing you want to be doing during these famously short winter days is working away outside when you could be cuddled up indoors instead. Here are some easy ways that you can make your home a cozy haven this winter that won’t require you to tire yourself out.

Make Use of that Fireplace

If you have access to a fireplace, now is the perfect time to dust it off and fire it up. There’s nothing quite like lounging on the couch next to the crackling warmth of a fire. Just make sure you don’t get too close and keep those flying Christmas toys a safe distance away as well!

Candles, Candles, Candles

Keeping with the theme of fire, candles are another fantastic way to improve the ambiance of your living space. With artisan candlemakers constantly introducing creative seasonal scents, this is a great time to visit your local shop and sample the different offerings on display. It’s also a great way to support local businesses in your community!

Shine Bright like a Diamond

Well, diamonds don’t actually shine all that brightly. But lighting does play a large role in the general mood of a space. A piece of advice is actually to dim the lights a bit. A lot of primary direct lighting such as what you might find from ceiling fixtures can be quite harsh. Try turning off the ceiling lights and switch on a floor lamp instead for a gentler brightness.

Tea Time

Nothing warms you up like a nice warm cup of tea. Or hot chocolate. Or apple cider…Or any hot beverage really. Create a hot beverage station in your kitchen or living room with a dedicated space for those warm drinks. Display mugs, a kettle, and a variety of brewing options. Having a warm drink readily available can instantly make your home feel cozier.

Blankets Give the Best Hugs

Sometimes all you need is a nice hug, and when there’s no one around, a blanket can be the next best thing. Keeping a couple of soft throw blankets on hand will guarantee coziness even in the coldest of weather. They also make for fantastic gifts, especially those fun blanket sweaters from brands like Comfy or Oodie.

These tips are just a few of the ways you can make your home a warm and inviting paradise during the winter months.

 
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