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How You Can Make Your Home Cozier in the Winter

A few ways you can make your home feel cozier in the winter

Winter means longer nights spent lying curled up in your favorite blanket. It is much harder to stay in good spirits during the cold winter months. But there are lots of ways you can increase the coziness of your home during the winter. Here are a few tips to make your home cozy in the winter.

Ways to Make Your Home Cozy in the Winter

Place Down Rugs

Bare feet on the cold winter floor are something that everyone hates. Try and cover the uncarpeted areas of your house with some scatter rugs to make it feel warmer and more comfortable to walk on. Good warm throw rugs will improve the feeling of warmth and the actual warmth of a room instantly.

Start a Fire

People who have fireplaces already in their homes are already in luck. Even if you don’t have a built-in fireplace in your home, you could purchase a small, portable one to make your home instantly cozier. Fire is the best way to make your house feel comfortable and more homely. You should also decorate your mantel with your favorite things like art and candles. Also, move around your couches and sofas closer to the fireplace so you can snuggle up in the warmth!

Throw Blankets, Throw Blankets, Throw Blankets

Throw blankets are what people first think of when decorating for the winters. And for a good reason too! Use throw blankets everywhere, on your couches and in your bed. Not just one, but multiple throw blankets everywhere so you can grab one and wrap yourself up whenever you want. Keep them in baskets close by to be handy when guests come around. Extras mean everyone can use one, and you won’t have to share a blanket with anyone!

Use Warm, Softer Lights

Lighting is a great way to make your home cozy. Add more lighting into your home while also making them softer. You don’t have to go crazy and hire electricians to add light fixtures and new features. Change up your bulbs to warmer LED bulbs or add a dimmer to your switches to match the lighting to your mood. Maybe switch out your lampshades to have the same effect!

Change up Your Curtains

You might have some thin and translucent curtains that you might be using during the summers to let some natural sunlight in. But those curtains won’t give you warmth or make you feel cozy in the winter. Switch your curtains to a thicker or heavier fabric. Curtains that are lined can also insulate your home from the cold outside. Maybe use darker colors to give you that extra feeling of warmth. You could also drape curtains between rooms or sections of rooms that are more open to the outside air. Drape them in doorways to keep the warmth in and the cold out.

Written By Riley Brown

Riley is a lifestyle and entertainment writer living in San Diego. He received his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Multimedia from the University of Oregon. His work has been featured in many finance and lifestyle publications throughout the US. When he is not writing, Riley enjoys reading and hanging out at the beach with his dog.

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