cozy up your home

The temperature is falling, the days are getting shorter and we are spending more and more time inside. It’s time to prepare our homes for the steadily increasing cold!
There are so many things we can do to make our homes cozy and welcoming.
Here are just a few tips to inspire you. Enjoy!

1. Go natural:

Nature inspired objects add interest and warmth to a space. Place a wooden
bowl on your coffee table and fill it with yarn wrapped or grapevine balls or acorns,

or use a sea grass basket for newspapers and magazines.

Add a natural side table- (do you know someone who plans to cut down a tree?)

This one is from Dwell Studio for $149.

If you’d like to make your own,  click here.

Bring the outside in – use interesting branches in a vase , a large urn, or simply prop on a sideboard or mantel.

Burlap is back! Purchase or make some burlap cushions- another natural element for your room. I’m loving  the printed ones that are all the rage right now!

Want to try making these? Click here for detailed instructions . A personalized monogram one would be beautiful.

2. Add comfort:

A rug under your feet is bliss on a cold day, and adds warmth to a room-

Place a soft, textured throw over the sofa or on the end of the bed for easy
access to extra warmth –

Lots of pillows on the couch or bed implies comfort at its best. Don’t get too carried away, though- your guests do need room to sit!  Remove summery colors and hues, and add in pillows in warm tones and with lots of texture-

3. Add light:

Make sure there is plenty of accent lighting for those dark, dreary days.
Add a table lamp if needed for reading. Check out this stunning one from Currey and Company- priced at $625 ! Who wants to pay that much?

Any “do-it-yourselfer” could have something just as beautiful  made in a few hours! I hope to give a tutorial on this soon!

Use lots of candles! Not only do they provide a warm and welcoming light, you can also purchase them in beautiful scents. Votives and pillar candles look wonderful in a grouping for more impact-

Even if the thought of all that ice and snow makes you shiver uncontrollably, (can you tell I’m not a true Canadian?) you can make your home a sanctuary of warmth and comfort with just a few simple decor changes.

Keep warm , everyone!



About homedecoratingandstaging

I'm a home decorator and home stager. I love to make your home look fresh and new using your own items in new, creative ways.
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2 Responses to cozy up your home

  1. chantal deboersap says:

    Great ideas!!! I need to get to work =)

  2. awesome post! so much inspiration! love the DIY options too 🙂

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