While the days are still breezy, winter’s cold chill is just around the corner — which means more time spent indoors. The good news is you can make sure your home is a cozy haven with these quick and easy tips.
1. Create a cozy couch or bed.
You’re probably going to be spending a lot of time during winter curled up your couch, so make sure it’s comfortable and snug. If you have a leather couch, cover it with a warm throw to take away the chill. This small accent will also make the room more inviting.
Having a couple more warm blankets at arm’s reach is also essential for a snuggle! A faux-fur throw is a great investment for your bedroom. Casually drape one across the end of the bed during the day, and add it as a bedding layer during the night.
2. Eat delicious comfort food.
On a cold winter’s night, salad is no one’s friend! It’s the season for soups and slow-cooked dishes, which are perfect for anyone who wants comfort food with minimal fuss. To make your life easier, try out one of these recipes for make-ahead soups that you can prep in no time!
3. Keep your floors warm.
Hardwood floors are ideal in summer, but during the colder months, you should cover cold floor surfaces with a thick, lush rug to avoid unpleasantly cold toes. And don’t forget to leave your slippers by the door so you can pop them on as soon as you get in to instantly feel more relaxed and at home. In the bathroom, make sure you always have a bath mat laid out so there are no cold feet post shower, either.
4. Surround yourself in greenery.
Plants instantly help warm a room and add some natural, vibrant color when it’s gray and gloomy outside. Who can resist large blossom branches with bulbs of pink and white, or the more relaxed but very sophisticated magnolias with their large, richly colored blooms?
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