One of my favorite seasons is winter. There is something so magical about the winter season—shorter days, colder weather, and the arrival of the holiday season. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area means it’s not going to be as cold as living on the East coast. But, I do get a bit chilly during this season, even when at home. To prepare for the colder weather, I loved to change my home decor to make my home cozy and warm. I’m sharing five easy ways to make your home cozy this winter season.
1. Start a fire
As soon as I feel a wintry crisp in the air, I always immediately start a fire inside my home. The crackling fire and warmth always add a cozy vibe to my house. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can always invest in a portable one. The Anywhere Fireplace is a great option, and it’s also ventless uses ethanol. You won’t have to worry about dangerous fumes since Ethanol is clean-burning and recycled.
2. Soften the lighting
At the end of a WFH day, I enjoy turning down the lights and letting candles do the work. I love to light my favorite Diptyque candles and place them in a cozy corner of my home. For a soft glow, get yourself a Smart Bulb which allows you to control the brightness and hue via your Smartphone. My favorite is the Philips Hue, a smart LED lighting system controllable via the app, switch, and voice.
Philips Hue White and Color LED Kit
3. Invest in a weighted knit blanket
I love this Scandinavian trend of chunky gravity blankets. Recently a friend introduced me to The Napper. NYT cI love investing in a weighted chunky knit blanket to help keep you toasty and warm all winter long. This ultra-luxe weighted blanket is one of my favorite items that I own. Made from hand-knitted bamboo fleece, it feels soft and buttery. It’s also scientifically proven to help relax your nervous system and help with a good night’s sleep.
Weighted Chunky Knit Blanket
4. Let nature in
I love adding natural elements as accessories to my living space. This tree stump from Jenni Kayne is excellent to use as an accent table in our living room. You can also use it in the bathroom to hold your candles and bath esseI love adding natural elements as accessories to my living space. This tree stump is perfect to use as an accent table in our living room. You can also use it to hold your candles and bath essentials in the bathroom. This faux-fur stool makes for a comfy and super chic footrest. Add some eucalyptus or pine leaves on your coffee and dining table to double as a centerpiece. I promise you the wintery scent is not only soothing but takes me back to my most favorite holiday memories.
Gosnold Tree Stump End Table
5. Books by your side
These days it’s easy to doze off scrolling through your Instagram feed. It’s about time we use the winter months to start reading that book you bought from your last holiday in the South of France. Get some quality offline time to give your imagination a little nudge before you hit the day. You’ll even sleep (or dream) better!
My favorite all-time favorite book is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This is a story of two sisters in France during World War II, and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France. If you’re looking for an irresistible romance novel, you should reach
The Spanish Love Deception
How do you plan to make your home cozy for this winter season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.