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5 Ways to Cozy up Your Home for Winter

November 20, 2015

Fall is upon us, which means winter is right around the corner. Keep your home from feeling and looking cold and uninviting during these chillier seasons by incorporating and changing up a few simple things around the house. Here’s a look at five easy ways you can make your home more cozy.

Layer Bedding in all Rooms, Including the Guest Bedroom

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An easy way to make every bedroom in your home more inviting is by layering the bedding. Add a neatly folded blanket or two to the end of each bed for a more cozy and welcoming place to lay your head during those chilly winter nights. Look out for seasonal patterns and textures like tweed, plaid, or wool for a more authentic and seasonally appropriate look.

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Hang Heavy Drapes

Ditch those spring and summer sheer curtains for a heavier drape, preferably patterned or in a muted seasonal hue. Not only will this make the rooms in your home seem more elegant and snug, it will actually cut the drafts in your home, keeping the entire house warmer.

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Add a few Throw Blankets to your Couches and Chairs

The couches and chairs in your living room tend to look more bare than usual during the chilly fall and winter months, so add a few throw blankets to the couches in your home for an instantly more lived-in look. 

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Various throw blankets are the perfect cozy solution for when you decide to have a movie night in the living room with the family. Throws offer just the right amount of comfort without being too heavy or bulky.

Install a Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostat to your Home’s HVAC System

To keep your home as snug and cozy as possible, consider adding a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat to your home’s HVAC system.

The latest technology for your home’s climate control, a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat allows you to constantly check not only the temperature in your home, but also the indoor air quality, maintenance issues, humidity levels, among many other things with just the click of a button. With the device being wi-fi based you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere. Did you forget to turn your AC off before you left for vacation? Or, are you feeling chilly in the kitchen? Grab your smartphone and raise the heat in one room or various rooms by simply opening the app and selecting your preference. 

Swap Accents and Accessories for Muted Tones

Kitchen towels, countertop accessories and decorations, and smaller rugs can all be swapped out easily and relatively affordably for more seasonally appropriate hues and textures. Think muted tones and natural textures when considering what to accent your kitchen and living room with. Shop for small, seasonal accents and trinkets towards the end of the season to save big.

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Making your home more inviting and homey isn’t an extensive or expensive process. Incorporate these five tips and you’ll actually enjoy spending extra time inside your cozy home this winter.

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