I love decorating my home with the changing seasons and holidays. I particularly enjoy decorating for Christmas. P and I never stay in Sheffield over Christmas. However, that doesn’t stop us from getting our fairy lights up, decorating a small tree (I found these cute indie decorations last week) and making our home feel cosy and festive.
There are so many simple ways you can make your home feel cosy throughout the colder months. Today I’m going to share my top 9 tips on making your home cosy for winter.
One of my all-time favourite ways to make my home feel cosy is through the use of fairy lights. They’re something you can easily pack away throughout the year and then hang up around the house when the colder months come back around.
Try hanging them around your window frames for a truly festive feel.
Take a throw, fold it and drape it over the arm of your sofa. It gives a much more chic look than covering the whole of the sofa. Throws are handy for those chilly evenings when you want to snuggle up and watch Jingle All The Way.
You can transform a room with the scent you pick.
It’s important to indulge in your sense of smell to give your home personality and to mirror your emotions. We always have a couple of season-appropriate candles ready to go and then store them away to use the following year.
Candles give off a lovely low light, come in pretty containers and make your home smell wonderful. The lovely folk over at Neom Organics do candles really well. They’re made from 100% natural wax and contain therapeutic essential oils to aid in your wellbeing.
My friend G and I are always eyeing up our next Neom purchase. They have a wonderful collection and make for a good gift. I’ve had their Complete Bliss scented candle a couple of times which contains rose, lime, black pepper and 14 other essential oils. This year I’ve got my eye on Christmas Wish.
We alternate between using a rug in our living room and having the floor clear. It all depends on our mood and the time of year. During the darker months, a beautiful rug will add colour, texture and warmth into a room. I think they make a room feel smaller but equally cosier.
Switching out your cushions not only helps you to celebrate and appreciate the different seasons but it ensures they last longer.
I have a few festive cushions that make it out each Christmas. It’s always good to pick these up in the sales after Christmas and store them away for the following year.
Fairy lights and candles work well as mood lighting. However, don’t forget to make use of bulbs, floor lamps and feature lights. Vintage-style bulbs give off a lovely soft and cosy glow which works well in floor lamps. Alternatively, you could opt for smart lights which you can control the colour and temperature of from your phone.
Hot chocolate station
This is a fun idea if you have little ones or lots of friends visiting throughout the festive season. Grab your favourite tray, stack all of your hot chocolate essentials onto it and then you’re ready to go whenever you need a hot chocolate.
This is pretty much the same as the hot chocolate station. I find it also saves a lot of time in the morning and stops me from reaching for the easy option of toast.
If you have extra blankets and throws or you just don’t like to have them across the sofa then try rolling them up into a basket. It looks good, shows you’re ready for cosy time and keeps everything neat and tidy.
How do you make your home cosy?
Thanks to Neom Organics for collaborating with me on this post. I’ve been a fan of the brand for a long time so it was a pleasure to work with them. As always, all opinions are my own.