I’m linking up with Shay this month to share how I try to make my home cozy. And considering we had frost Monday night, the timing is perfect!
The biggest, most noticeable change I make is to put flannel sheets on the beds. It makes such a huge difference to crawl into a bed with cozy, warm sheets. I like the 5 oz flannel from The Company Store. They stay soft and don’t pill. I’m slowly switching all of our beds to these sheets.
I also tend to burn candles more in the fall and winter. The soft glow and seasonal scents are so calming. I don’t like a strong scent, just a hint. I especially like to burn them in the kitchen and bathroom, where I turn the lights off in the evening so you see a warm glow. I also feel safer burning candles where there is little activity and a lot of heat resistant surface.
I trade out the light weight summer throws for down, fleece, and fur throws. I got this fur throw from Target for the living room,
and this down throw from Eddie Bauer for the addition. Scout chewed holes in the old ones.
I bought this fleece blanket at JCPenney last year for the family room.
One more thing I have started doing is using table lamps instead of the overhead lights. I have always had table and floor lamps in the living room, family room, and bedroom, but we rarely had them on. I really like how they add a warm glow, like the candles. This one is on almost every night now.
And nothing says cozy like a fire, but the truth is, we don’t have them very often because we have a wood burning fireplace and it takes a commitment. Gary has put a large pile of wood in the garage to dry out because he is determined to have more fires this year. This always happens when I suggest we install a gas insert. We’ll see how it goes.
So nothing groundbreaking here, but it’s definitely a different vibe from our warm weather home. What are your special touches for cozy-ing up your home?