Getting ready for cooler weather and longer nights is essential to hibernating in comfort. Follow these 5 tips to transform your home into the perfect cozy hideaway.
Celebrate Everyday Routines
Taking joy in daily activities creates a positive attitude that fights the winter blues – be sure to begin and end your day with comfort. A warm pair of slippers and a soft, plush carpet makes swinging your legs out of a warm bed an easy pleasure. Then, when the day is done, complete your day’s activities by sliding into soft sheets and snuggling under a warm quilt to enjoy a deep, restful sleep.
Keep It Clean & Simple
It’s easy to relax in a tidy space – look for attractive storage solutions that add to your home and make maintaining your space easy and enjoyable.
Organizing solutions for odds and ends, magazines, throw blankets and more, our collection of baskets and bins like the Deep Creek Rustic Wood Storage Crates are sturdy, attractive and functional. They stack neatly together and look great on a shelf or stowed under a desk.
Add storage and increase your workspace with multi-purpose furniture to stow away your larger appliances and seasonal tableware or hideaway your home office at the end of the day so you can truly unplug.
Feed Your Soul
Making the most of the simple pleasures is a great way to create a self-care moment. For example, you can transform your cup of tea into something truly special by engaging all your senses.
We eat first with our eyes, which makes your choice of mug the first step to the perfect cup of tea. Find a mug that looks beautiful and is well-made so that it feels good in your hands. Pick out your favorite flavored tea or hot beverage. Put on music to match your mood or soak in the quiet as you take in the scent and taste of your favorite tea blend.
Bring The Outdoors In
Forest bathing and getting outside to enjoy the fresh air can be tricky once those winter winds begin to howl and snow starts to pile up quietly on the pathways. Bring the outdoors in with cuttings from fir or cedar trees arranged simply in one of our Recycled Glass Balloon Vases. The soft, organic shape of the recycled glass contrasts pleasantly with the structured needles and stark branches of evergreens and bare, winter branches.
Potted citrus trees like our Potted Australian Finger Lime keep the vibrancy of the warmer months alive and provide brightness to your recipes. Even when it’s not in bloom you’ll love the light, fruity scent of the tree’s leaves. Simply place your little tree in a sunny window and water regularly to enjoy.
Don’t have a green thumb? Not to worry, our Lighted Eucalyptus Trees feature all the charm and grace of a live tree with none of the maintenance – plus, they offer an extra touch of serenity when the sun goes down and the warmth of their lights can be fully enjoyed.
Adding a bird feeder to your yard or garden is wonderful way to stay connected with the natural world. Place a feeder within view from your office or living room window and watch as your favorite songbirds jostle about merrily.
The Right Lighting
With the sun setting earlier and earlier lighting is key to creating a place to entertain during the winter.
Readers and puzzlers alike benefit from strategic lighting from our Library Lamps – they comes either as a table or a floor lamp – placed by your favorite reading spot or puzzle table. Look for lamps that complement your room’s decor and provide enough light for activities.
Adding ambiance with soothing candlelight or a roaring fire are great ways to enhance the longer nights. Choose wick-burning classic candles or our LED Pillar Candles with Flicker Flame and Auto-Timer for added convenience. Make sure your fireplace is stocked with fatwood and all the tools and accessories you need for safe and efficient wood burning.
Winter is coming – enjoy it to its fullest by following these easy ways to create your perfect hibernation oasis. For more cozy comforts and home décor ideas,