7 Ways to Make Your House Cozy for Winter

Cozy Home in Winter

With the shorter days and chilly temperatures of winter in Bend, Oregon, keeping your house cozy can be a challenge! Here are 7 of our favorite (and easy!) tips for keeping your home warm and welcoming.

Tip #1 – Light with candles (traditional or LED): Light several candles where you plan to relax or entertain, the rooms will feel warmer instantly.

Tip #2 – Decorate with blankets – Draping warm and beautiful blankets over couches and chairs not only adds to the beauty of your home in winter, but offers a practical option for staying warm when the temperatures fall. Really, who doesn’t love to wrap in a blanket when it’s chilly outside?!

Tip #3 – Build a fire – Lighting a fire is the very best way to add warmth to your home – both visually and sensory. And if you’re fortunate enough to have a mantle, decorating with candles will add even more welcoming glow.

Cozy Fireplace and Cup of Tea

Tip #4 – Pour yourself something hot to drink – Whether you love cocoa, tea, coffee, warming yourself and friends and family from the inside out is always a good idea. And don’t forget about spiced cider simmering on the stove or in the slow cooker to fill your home with a welcoming aroma.

Tip #5 – Layer your lighting – Overhead lights are practical, but can often cast shadows on faces and furniture and don’t fill a room with warm light like eye level and floor lamps. And don’t forget to add dimmer switches – having control over brightness makes a world of difference.

Tip #6 – Make soup for dinner – Not only does soup smell wonderful as it bubbles away on your stovetop, it’s one of the most comforting meals in cold winter months.

Twinkle Lights

Tip #7 – Leave your twinkle lights out! – Most people pack their twinkle lights along with other holiday decor. But why not leave a few strands up? They’ll add warmth and sparkle all through the cold winter months.

We want you to stay cozy all winter long and hope these tips will help!

Article References:
https://inspiredbycharm.com/2016/12/five-tips-to-keep-your-home-cozy-this-winter.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/houzz/2015/12/10/10-ways-to-create-a-cozy-home-for-winter/#63f2f41a1cec

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