For many of you I know the last thing you want to think about at the moment is getting warm and cozy! All you want to do is stay cool. But here in Australia it’s winter (albeit a mild one) so I’m in cozy mode. And before you know it, it’ll be fall and sliding into winter in the northern hemisphere. So I thought I’d share a few tips with you for making your home cozy and comfortable in those cold winter months.
One way I make our home cozy is by using lots of layers filled with different textures. I love to scatter warm throws throughout the house so they’re ready and waiting when someone wants to curl up with a hot chocolate and warm, homemade muffin.
You can’t have warm throws without plump, soft pillows to relax on. My son tells me that we have way too many throw pillows, but guess who’s the first one to pile them up and snuggle down into them? Anyway is it possible to have too many pillows?
Lighting is another important element in ramping up those cozy vibes. You can’t beat soft lamp light to make you feel all warm and fuzzy when you’re curled up with a good book or watching your favorite TV show or movie, whether it be in your family room or your bedroom. So I like to turn on all the lamps and keep the harsh, overhead lights off.
Nothing says cozy to me like a roaring fire. When we have the fire lit and the lamps on it gives the family room such a lovely, soft glow you can’t help but feel toasty and warm.
Candles are another ingredient in my recipe for coziness. They give off that soft glow that I love and make our home smell amazing. A couple of my favorite candles are Ecoya French Pear and Apples and Spice from Swan Creek Candle Company. Or if simmer pots are your thing you can find an abundance of recipes on Pinterest.
You can’t completely enjoy the effects of a cozy home without some comfort food to go with it. So stay tuned for my next post where I’ll share some of my favorite winter recipes with you!