The cooler temperatures outside make staying in all that more enjoyable. I’d rather be curled up by the fireplace than trudging through snow on a winter day like today. The more the wind howls and beats at my windows the more I want to hide under thick blankets and sleep the day away. In case you couldn’t tell, I’m more of a summer girl. I know I’m not the only person who looks forward to the beaming sun and fresh green sprouts popping up all over the yard. Although we can’t make summer come any quicker, there are a few things we can do to cozy up your home for winter.
Blankets & Pillows
This is a pretty common answer but a notable one nonetheless. You can never go wrong with a thick sherpa blanket and wool socks. A few of my personal favorite blanket brands are Barefoot Dreams and UGG. Homegoods also has a few more lightweight throws in cute seasonal patterns. Combine these blankets with soft faux fur lined pillows and you’ll be all snuggled in. Don’t forget about keeping your bathroom warm too by adding in a fuzzy rug below your sink. Target has some spa like quality fuzzy rugs in varying shapes and tones. These accessories will be sure to make these frosty nights a little warmer.
In the winter, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of life around. As with every season, trees and plants lose their leaves and fade away until everything is born again in the spring. Being outside in the summer absorbing all of that extra oxygen from plants is extremely beneficial. My recommendation is to add a few houseplants into your home to take care of. I’ll be the first one to tell you that my life to death count for plants is about 50/50. However, I’ve been able to keep a few plants alive for awhile now.
My biggest plant recommendation is snake plants. Snake plants are one of the few plants that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night. This quality makes it an ideal plant for your bedroom as it can help regulate healthy airflow. Snake plants are great to have in your bedroom and best of all – they are difficult to kill! I love the Evergreen Plant Co. shop in Greenville, IL, but Walmart surprisingly has some decent plants as well. The bit of greenery these plants bring along with the oxygen benefits make them good plants to keep around.
Hot Cocoa Bar
I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew immediately that I had to replicate it in my own home. I am a huge fan of drinking all kinds of hot chocolate. To keep things interesting I like to mix up my cocoa by adding caramel, peppermint or mini marshmallows to it. Clear mason jars were used to display my variety of add ins and I decorated my bar cart to match the Valentine’s Day theme. My bar cart is from HomeGoods and I get so much use out of it by adding in new decor for each season. In these cold and dreary months, having a fun, cute hot chocolate bar just made sense. When family and friends stop in they head over the hot cocoa bar to warm up their spirits. A cocoa bar is the perfect way to cozy up your home for winter.
If you don’t have a fireplace already in your home, a portable fireplace is a great investment. There are several advantages to having a small portable fireplace. They are energy efficient, low maintenance, no fumes, have a quick installation and are safe to use all year round. These fireplaces also come in many different colors and sizes to match your space. A small portable fireplace would be great for apartment living since it would not take up a lot of room. Not sure which one to get? I recommend reading this article to figure out which one would be best for you. Get ready to watch a movie and stay warm all winter long by the bustling fire.
There you have it! These are all of the products and recommendations I have on how to cozy up your home for winter. Hopefully you are able to look into a few of these items that may have sparked your interest. There is always hope that spring and summer are right around the corner. Until then, we will all have to stick together and do our best to keep warm. If you need me, I’ll be eating soup and chili covered in blankets and pillows by a warm fireplace. Stay warm and cozy, friends! See you in the spring!