How to Create a Cozy Space to Get You through the Winter

Sometimes it seems as though there is no end in sight to the chilly days of winter! If you’re stuck indoors and taking refuge from the frigid weather, it may be time to add cozy touches to your space that will keep you warm for the rest of the season. To help you get through winter, we’ve put together a few tips to make your space a cozy hideaway from the cold!

Create a Reading Nook

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book, a cup of hot cocoa and a soft blanket during the winter. This month, try creating your own reading oasis by adding a comfy chair to your favorite spot in the house. Make sure to choose a location near natural light or add your own warm lighting to create the best reading conditions. If you read from a tablet, make sure to pick a spot near an outlet so you never have to stop reading to charge your device.

Keep Your Feet Warm

Getting out of bed in the morning is difficult enough without having your feet hit the icy floors. Try adding an area rug or floor runner on your hardwood or tile floors to create more warmth in your space. Your feet will thank you!

Create a Cabin-Inspired Look

Create this look no matter where you live by adding patterns like plaid and houndstooth to your accessories. This will make you feel like you’re snuggled up in a mountain getaway for the rest of winter!

Add Soft Textures

During the winter, incorporate fabrics into your space that you’ll want to cuddle in all day. Soft textures such as cable knit, cashmere, velvet, faux fur and wool will keep you warm all winter long and add dimension to your home.

Don’t Forget the Lighting

Adding candles to your home will not only create soft, cozy lighting, but they can also create a warm atmosphere if you select an inviting scent. In addition, if you have a fireplace, arrange your furniture to create a seating area near the hearth. A good fire can serve to light the room and create a focal area for guests to relax and warm up.

It may not feel like there are only a few more weeks left of winter, but with these cozy tips spring will be here before you know it!