There's no other time of year like Christmas for feeling all warm and cozy inside. All the festivities, family, and food make it such a special time of year. Give your home a toasty, comfy makeover this Christmas with these upgrades, quick fixes, and tips.
Candles are a classic way to add a joyous mood to your home. And while any candles displayed on your table while food is being served should be unscented, placing scented candles around your home is great way to create ambiance and make any room feel cozier. Be sure to always practice safety when dealing with candles, therefore flameless candles are always a great option.
Replace your lightweight cottons and linens with cozy, chunky textures, like knits and velvets, and patterns like plaid. Accent items, like a cozy throw on the arm of a chair or throw pillows in fresh colors, can create warmth by adding nice pops of holiday color and texture without much effort.
If you like the idea of a bar cart, but haven't gotten around to setting one up, the holiday season is the perfect time to do so, by setting up a fully loaded bar cart in your entryway, which encourages guests to help themselves. You can also add hot chocolate essentials to your bar cart and then decorate it with festive items.
Putting a Christmas tree in your bedroom makes staying in bed all day that much easier. You can also fill the home interior with other simple house plants and flowers that make a big impact during the fall season, such as : maidenhair ferns, orange lilies, green hydrangeas, and orchids, and also display accents like a silver tray filled with pomegranates or a wooden bowl filled with apples. For Christmas, try filling a crock pot with birch logs, evergreen clippings, and berries.
If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, grab a natural seagrass basket and use it for storing firewood. This adds texture while keeping things tidy and convenient for cool fall evenings.
There's nothing cozier than the glow of Christmas lights. We would recommend draping every doorway and entryway in your home with garlands and twinkling lights.