Snuggle Up! Learn How to Make Your Home Cozy for Winter
Can’t wait for it to get brrrr-low zero?! We’re fans of dark nights, twinkling lights, and lots of hot cocoa — just like you. Transitioning your home from summer to fall and winter is a great way to get into the spirit of the season. To create a cozy home you’ll love throughout this wonderful time of year, stimulate the five senses with the feel of fall and winter. Try these decorating tips to boost your home’s warmth and winter style!
Add the Sights and Sounds of Winter
Cozying up around a warm fire with loved ones is a true winter staple. The crackling sounds of wood burning and the magical flicker of flames are quintessential components for any winter wonderland. While not everyone has a traditional hearth and chimney, creating that enchanting wintry atmosphere is still within reach. Consider adding a TV stand with a built-in fireplace to your space to make your home cozy for winter. It’s a great way to create a festive focal point — without the soot!
Scentscape for the Season
There are many things that make a home cozy, but there’s nothing quite like autumn and winter aromas! To create the perfect atmosphere in your home, trade those light, summery scents for warmer richer smells. Light a few of your favorite holiday candles — peppermint, pine, cinnamon, cranberry or snickerdoodle — and breathe in the cozy, nostalgic scents of winter and fall.
Tip: While candles create a welcoming glow, incense or sprays can also do the trick.
Share Festive Flavors
Perhaps even better than smelling the scents of the season: tasting them. One of the ways to make your home extra cozy this year is to partake in some seasonal baking. The oven will warm up the kitchen, while the taste of holiday cookies and cakes will have you swimming in winter delight. Add some hot cocoa, eggnog, or warm apple cider (even a hot toddy for the adults) — and you have the recipe for a winter wonderland.
Switch Out Your Textiles
Snuggling up on the sofa with a hot cup of cocoa and a warm gingerbread cookie just wouldn’t be the same without a cozy blanket for company. To create the perfect snuggly atmosphere in any room of your home, make sure it feels cozy. Stimulate your sense of touch by accessorizing with a woolly blanket, soft fluffy pillows, and even a shag rug underfoot to truly capture the essence of the season.
Eat, drink, and be cozy with a little help from your local Rent-A-Center! Upgrade your living room, dining room, and bedroom for winter and make YOUR house the place to be for winter memories that never melt away.