Our wardrobes aren’t the only things that get cozier as the days grow shorter and the temperatures start to drop – cozying up our homes through the colder months is so important too! Today I’m sharing 5 simple ways to make your home feel cozy and warm even on the coldest of days.
Happy weekend friends! It’s time again for another instalment of our cozy living series, hosted by my friend Jennifer at Town & Country Living. I always look forward to seeing the cozy inspiration that everyone has to share each month!
The weather has definitely turned here in Northern Alberta this past month. Our days have grown crisp + cool and most of the leaves have now turned to brown and made their way to the ground around us. I’ve dug out the scarves and mitts for our frosty morning walks to school and, instead of shorts and sandals, our closets are now filled to the brim with all of our coziest sweaters and boots.
Our closets aren’t the only things getting cozier around here, these cooler days and less vibrant views out our windows have me looking to bring all the warm + cozy I can throughout our entire home. With the days growing shorter + colder as Fall rolls in and a long Winter soon to follow, I’m scattering all the cozy I can throughout each space. Making our home feel cozy has definitely become a cold weather ritual around here as we settle in for another long, cold road ahead. We might get more than our fair share of cold through the year here in Northern Alberta, but with it we definitely find more than our fair share of cozy too and today, I’m so happy to share some of my favourite ways to make our home feel cozy + warm through even the coldest days ahead.
5 ways to make your home feel cozy + warm
One: Add some warm lighting
Nothing makes a space feel cozier, especially on a cold, dark day than layers of warm lighting. Lamps, candles, fairy lights, and especially a fire burning away in the fireplace are all easy ways to bring a warm glow to any space.
Find the tutorial for this simple DIY scented candle here or shop a few of my favourite warm lighting accents below.
Two: layer in different of textiles
Rugs, curtains, blankets and lots + lots of pillows – the more layers of textiles you bring into a room, the warmer and more inviting a space will feel. Mixing the materials and patterns is an easy way to give things a cozier, more collected feel.
I’ve linked up a few of my favourite pillows as well as our curtains and wool rug below.
three: bring in lots of texture
Another simple way to add a warm, collected feel to any space is to bring in different textures. Wicker, wool, faux fur, chunky knits, different metal finishes and various wood tones all bring their own layers of texture and warmth to a space.
Would you believe I made that beautiful chunky knit blanket? It was SO much easier than I’d ever expected! Find the tutorial for the easiest ever chunky knit blanket here. I’ve linked up a few other cozy textural finds below.
four: add some greenery
Whether it’s the real deal or a very convincing faux version, bringing in a bit of greenery is a sure fire way to breathe a bit of life into any room. In the colder months, I love to work in deeper, moodier greens, reds and browns to make things feel extra cozy. You can find a few of my favourite faux florals and greens linked up below.
five: don’t forget those cozy scents
Scent is often overlooked when it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere within your home, but it can be such a great way to make your home feel cozy and inviting the moment you step into it, especially when it triggers feelings of nostalgia. Scented candles or whipping up your favourite baked treat are simple ways you can fill your home with warm and cozy scents.
I hope you found some inspiration today to bring a little more cozy into your home through these colder months.
Don’t forget to hop through all of the other cozy ideas linked up below:
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!