Try These Decor Essentials To Add Coziness To Your Home


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Mar. 5 2024, Published 8:10 a.m. ET

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As the evenings are darker earlier and colder weather is our norm, we tend to spend more time inside our own spaces. Creating a home that we enjoy coming home to is crucial to our mental health and overall peace. From warm light lamps to cozy blankets and comforting scents, the essentials for a cozy winter at home are as simple as they are important. 

Whether you’re curling up with a good book, hosting intimate gatherings, or simply seeking solace from the winter chill, these items can help you create an inviting home atmosphere where you can embrace the joys of the season without having to step foot outside.

1. Rugs

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Beyond their practicality in protecting floors and adding a layer of comfort underfoot, rugs possess a unique ability to give any room a sense of warmth and coziness. Whether you’re seeking to soften the starness of hardwood floors or create a welcoming atmosphere in a cavernous living room, rugs are going to be your best friend. Rugs elevate the ambiance of your home, making it a haven of comfort and style during the chilly months and beyond. A few favorite places to shop for rugs are Lulu And Georgia and Salam Hello.

2. Blankets

Blankets envelope you in a cocoon of coziness that beckons you to unwind and relax. Whether we’re curled up on the couch with a cup of tea or nestled in a bed on a frosty night, the act of wrapping ourselves in a soft, plush blanket creates a sense of security and contentment that is soothing to our souls. Quince sells some of the softest blankets made. From faux fur to cashmere to knit, they have a wide variety of styles and colors so you’re sure to find one that fits your home aesthetic. Baloo makes weighted blankets which have been proven to soothe anxiety and give you an overall sense of peace and calm–the perfect addition to a winter night in.

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3. Candles And Warm Lighting

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There’s something inherently calming about the flickering flame of a candle or the soft glow of warm lighting. The gentle dance of shadows cast by flickering flames adds depth and dimension to our surroundings, creating an atmosphere of intimacy and mystery. Whether you’d like to have twinkling fairy lights or delicious smelling candles, you’ll add to the warmth and relaxation of your home.

4. Electric Kettle

A hot tea kettle adds to winter coziness by providing warmth, aroma, a sense of ritual, and opportunities for social connection. All of which contribute to creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere during colder months. Snag this adorable kettle (on sale right now!) that will add a touch of style and uniqueness to your kitchen. Want to try some new teas, too? Try Sips by. This tea sampler box is a great place to start. Not only are the flavors enticingly delicious, but $1 from every purchase goes to NAMI, one of the largest grassroots mental health organizations.

5. Kindle E-Reader

While snuggled up under a cozy blanket, there’s nothing quite like a captivating story. And what better way to immerse yourself in one then through reading. With a kindle e-reader, you have access to an entire Beauty and the Beast library at the tip of your fingers. While I will always love physical books, an e-reader is a space saving option, keeping thousands of books on one compact device and allowing for more room for a fuzzy blanket and a cup of hot cocoa. Whether you like books like Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi or My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite or The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon, the world is at your fingertips with an e-reader.

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