It’s that time of year again: cold weather, warm drinks, and binge-watching TV. And the perfect home for this kind of winter is a home that invites you in to stay awhile. The key is setting a cozy mood with lighting and sound. This post will show you how to set up your perfect winter scene by providing tips on what equipment to buy and where to put it in your home. Here are ways to create a warm and inviting winter home.
Throw Blankets and Pillows
Anything on the floor is a potential spot for a pet to do business. Throw a blanket or two, then throw pillows. If you’re short on space in your living room, you can also hang blankets and pillows across the entirety of your balcony (keep an eye out for wildlife that might like to sneak in). You could also use an extra comforter or two to give your guests the perfect lounge area while keeping them warm and cozy at the same time.
Not only will your natural scent help keep your guests warm, but the right scents can also bring a calming feel and an inviting environment. Don’t be afraid to spend a little extra for the perfect scent. Using wax warmers from a company like laura-webber.com can be a great addition to any room, especially if your guests or family are particularly sensitive to certain smells.
Investing in luxurious sheepskin rugs can be one of the best things you do for your home if you have hardwood floors. As well as being great for your feet and legs in general, they’ll also make your floorboards feel toasty warm even when the rest of the house isn’t (and who would argue against that?).
Indoor House Plants
Most plants are quite hardy and can be easily kept indoors during the cold winter, but it’s also important to pick plants that will thrive and add vibrancy to your home. A room with a few houseplants can provide peace of mind that you aren’t completely cut off from nature.
If you’re going all out this winter, you can splurge on a fireplace that plugs into the wall. It’s still the cozy feeling of a real fire, but it’s easy to move around and will keep you warm when it’s time to get out of bed.
String lights are one of the cheapest and easiest ways to add lighting effects to your home. The best place for them is in your kitchen, where you can use them for decoration and illuminating recipes if needed at night.
Set the right mood in your winter home by keeping it warm, welcoming, and relaxing. When setting up your home for winter, remember to keep an eye out for wildlife that may want to sneak in and settle in with you this holiday season.
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Emma is a freelance writer based out of Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2