6 Tips For a Cozy Home This Holiday
You’ve been there, right? You put up your holiday decorations, look around, and think – it’s not enough. You add more decorations, but it still doesn’t work. Here are 6 tips for a cozy home that you can use to warm up your holiday decorations and make things feel cozier and complete.
Swap out the Accessories
Consider switching out art in the rooms, lampshades, and even drink coasters with seasonal counterparts. Maximize your decorating by gearing the decorations for the seasons, not a specific holiday, so that you can decorate around them. For the winter holidays, consider warm and neutral colors that you can add rich and vibrant colors around.
Add Cozy Throw Blankets and Pillows
Toss some thick, soft pillows on your couch. Drape warm throw blankets over your chairs. These additions feel warm and add a homey look to your home. They’re also functional, as you can cuddle up to the soft pillows under warm throws on a cold day.
Decorate with Candles for Added Coziness
Candles always look warm and inviting, even when unlit. Make sure that your decorations have room for candles to add something cozy to your decorations. Brass bases always have a warm, neutral look. You can surround the base with seasonal or holiday wreaths as well.
Set Up a Hot Cocoa Bar
A hot cocoa bar is a nice, simple way to add warmth to your home. Hot cocoa is a classic staple of the winter season. Just the look of a container of cocoa and simple cups feels like home, warmth, and joy. Set it up in an open corner of your dining room or living room and watch the expressions of people as they come into the room.
Use the Smells of the Holidays
Close your eyes and imagine the smell of warm apple cider. Chances are, you can not only name the scents, but you can also practically smell them, as though the cider were in the room with you. Our smell is one of our most powerful senses and draws powerfully on our emotions and memories. If you want to make your home feel cozy, make it smell cozy. Add cinnamon potpourri. Utilize scented candles. These simple things will add depth to your decorations and make your home smell and feel warm and welcoming.
Bring Nature Indoors
Interestingly, the outdoors can help your home feel warmer and more welcoming. If you have a fireplace, set up a small basket to hold cut wood, something that always looks as warm as a lit fireplace feels. Include potted plants like ferns, small evergreens, and hydrangeas. Place a bowl of fresh fruit on your dining room table and living room coffee table. The snacks are handy and healthy. They also add a sense of natural warmth to the room.
The holiday season offers us so many opportunities to decorate our home and create a sense of warmth and welcome. If you’re looking to upgrade your home for the holidays, contact us now. Check out our gallery to see the ways we can make your home welcoming year-round.