Snuggle up under your favorite soft throw as you imagine ways to bring the spirit of the season into your home. Here are some ideas to create a warm and cozy dwelling.
Fresh apples, acorns, pomegranates, vines and dried leaves all make simple and easy accents and centerpieces. So, why shop when there are so many beautiful options available in your own backyard or nearby fields?
Imagine curling up in your favorite chair underneath a warm throw on a winter day — sipping from a mug of spiced cider. Now, picture yourself with your favorite book in hand. You can easily become your home’s library curator just by spending a little time sorting through your volumes. We bet you’ll rediscover some old treasures that will entice you again. A thick rug near your bookshelves, a comfortable chair and good reading lamp provide the perfect accessories for a great read.
It’s time to change out your cotton, sateen and linen sheets to flannel or jersey! They’re perfect for holding the warmth in and makes for a totally inviting bedtime. Ideally, you should dress yourself and your bedding in natural, breathable fabrics that allow heat to circulate and dissipate, so you don’t overheat from trying to keep yourself from being too cold.
Adding to your home’s visual landscape isn’t the only way to make it feel cozy. Diffusers offer natural aromatherapy and help humidify the space. Try a soothing lavender, spicy cinnamon, or sweet vanilla diffuser to keep your space feeling warm and cozy.
Group candles on a coffee or buffet table to add beautiful light and ambiance to a room. Choose softer lighting to provide a warmer environment to relax in after work. It’s easy — simply add warm light LED bulbs to lamps in gathering spaces. Incorporating dimmer switches make a huge difference, as well. Now is the time to break out those big furry or textured pillows to make your space look and feel cozier. Other options: Nubby boucle, a wooly cable knit, or a rich velvet. Fill a basket or trunk to keep them handy in rooms where you lounge.
Move a table close to the fireplace for a romantic dinner. Bunch seating groups closer together to facilitate warm, friendly conversation. Float furniture 8 to 12 inches away from walls to create a feeling of space and lightness and move seating areas slightly closer to warming elements, like fireplaces. This helps to mitigate the effect of drafts and cold outside.
Spring will soon be here and with it comes the time to focus our attentions to the outdoors. As you cozy up this winter, start thinking about the home improvement projects you want to work on this year. Whether you want to build a deck, porch, or outdoor living space, Atlanta Decking and Fence Company can help.