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14 Tips for Making Your Home Cozy for Winter

Seasonal home décor offers opportunities to adjust the ambiance in your favorite rooms. If budgeting for home improvements is challenging near the holidays, a few low-cost ideas can brighten the appearance of your home. With cozy and relaxing spaces throughout your home, you might notice some friends and family members who visit more frequently. 

  1. Start With Your Entrance

Your entrance is the pathway into your home. An inviting entranceway can set the mood for your cozy winter abode. Placing seasonal decorations and artwork near the entrance to your home could serve as conversation pieces with your guests. Also, a welcome mat that extends a subtle invitation to enter your home may reduce the amount of outdoor debris that lands on your floors. 

  1. Add Seasonal Scents

Visitors will notice winter scents that appear to swirl around your home. Use natural items, such as pinecones, cedar, herbs, and spices to magnify the air quality in your home. You can also place potpourri, scented oils, and diffusers around your home to create pleasant aromatic scents.  

  1. Channel Your Inner Baker

Health-conscious visitors will hardly be able to resist your fresh-baked cookies, cakes, or pies. Pairing your baked goods with some ice cream or hot chocolate could be a delicious treat for a chilly winter day. 

  1. Hang a Wreath or Holiday Fixture in Your Home

You can accent doors and walls throughout your home with seasonal or festive items. A wreath, wall art, and other holiday fixtures can turn an ordinary flat surface into an amazing focal point. 

  1. Design DIY Centerpieces 

Homemade items enable you to add some flair to your centerpieces. With do-it-yourself projects, you can incorporate colors and designs that are aesthetically pleasing.  

  1. Get a Comfy Couch

A couch is the staple of living space, so choosing the right one will elevate the room. Adding a nice throw blanket on the living room couch will encourage guests to make themselves right at home. 

  1. Accentuate the Fireplace If your house has a fireplace, highlight it by decorating the mantle area with vases, candles, or other decorative pieces. Avoid following a specific arrangement for your mantle. Finding pieces that work with your style and coordinate with the room will reflect your personality within the space. Also, putting one big focal piece, such as a mirror or a painting above the fireplace will draw attention to the area.
  2. Use Elegant Lighting 

With optimal lighting features, you can create warm and relaxing rooms. If you have a small get-together with close friends, dimmed lighting can create a cozy atmosphere. Add wall sconces, dimmer switches, and small lamps to obtain your desired lighting effects.  

  1. Select Light Paint Colors 

A neutral color palate projects a warm and inviting setting. Using earth tones to accent the elements within your home could create a vibe that your guests will admire. 

  1. Hang Unique Mirrors 

Placing a mirror above a dresser or table enables you to showcase unique items that resonate with your style. Mirrors also give the illusion that a room is much larger.  

  1. Display Candles

Candles may be displayed to extend a warm and fuzzy feeling in your favorite rooms. When lit, a candle is a perfect item for making your home cozy for winter. Additionally, scented candles exude fragrances that your guests will enjoy. 


Fresh flowers or plants may be strategically placed in areas, such as your kitchen, bathroom, and family room. Adding some greenery throughout your home could enhance the liveliness in certain rooms. 

  1. Create Themed Photo Collages 

Add a distinctive touch to your home with themed photo collages. Incorporate pictures of family gatherings, vacations, or special events. Photo collages are wonderful for covering a blank wall and for highlighting some of your favorite pastimes.  

  1. Declutter Your Home

Eliminate unnecessary items from your home. You might notice that it is difficult to relax in rooms with too many things. A home that is clean and cozy can improve your comfort level. Also, a home that is filled with tranquility should be a great place to unwind.  

The tips above could make your home cozy for the winter months. If decorating a home that you own sounds more appealing than redesigning a rented space, you can speak with one of our loan originators about homeownership opportunities. 

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