We just had a massive snowstorm a few weeks ago during which we were hit by three feet of snow in a short amount of time. Since then, the snow has slowly melted away as the temperature grew higher and the sun showed its pretty face. But, we hear that snow is on its way again … tonight and tomorrow. No, it won’t be a blizzard but it’s still snow.
Even though I love snow, winter can make people encounter cabin fever. Being stuck inside a home while trying to stay warm and cozy can make a person crave fresh air and warmer temps.
With darker, overcast, colder days, not only can the outdoors feel a bit cold and dreary, the inside of a home can feel the same way.
5 Ways to Warm Up a Home During Winter
Here are five simple ways to make a home warm and cozy during winter:
1.) Arrange flowers.
The next time you’re at the grocery store, buy a bouquet of flowers. When you get home, grab a few mason jars, separate the bouquet into mini bouquets, and place the jars throughout your home. For just a few dollars, you can bring freshness into the home. The bright and cheery flowers will help add warmth to a home.
2.) Light candles.
I’m a big fan of soy candles and always favor vanilla scents. Not only do candles give off a great ambiance, their scent is also warm and inviting.
3.) Display treats.
Whether your make them or buy them from the grocery store, display some baked treats on your counter top. If I don’t have time to make special treats, especially before guests arrive, I love to stop by the bakery section in our nearest grocery store. The store always has amazing treats. When I get home, I take out our cake stand and keep them beautifully displayed (and easy to reach) on the counter. People are always welcome to help themselves to the perfect comfort food: a baked treat.
4.) Have plants.
Don’t have a greenthumb? Purchase a few succulents and place the plants throughout your home. They are easy to care for and add the perfect amount of greenery and freshness to a home. I’m a fan of jade plants and have them throughout our home.
5.) Use textiles.
I’m a firm believer in decorating with neutrals. Walk into my home and you’ll quickly notice that I love black, tan, and white. If you keep your main staples neutral, you can easily change out your decor with accessories, throws, pillows, candles, rugs, etc. Just the other day, I felt like our dining room was feeling a bit bare and cold. We have a china cabinet, bar, and dining table. I have photos on the walls too. But, I still felt like something was missing. I stopped by HomeGoods and stumbled across a rug that made its way into our dining room. It was the perfect addition to warm up the space.
What’s your favorite way to warm up your home during winter?
Elza - The Housewife says
I love your style and your ideas. This was another great article from you. Your decoration ideas are great and not expensive. You are showing people that a good, warm and beautiful house doesn’t require a lot of money, just a little bit more imagination :) Thanks for sharing your tips!
Thank you for the kind words! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the ideas. I totally agree … you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a warm and beautiful home.