This holiday season I didn't go all out with my Christmas décor. The Christmas tree and a lot of garlands stayed in the basement. I felt kind of scroogie but to be honest the décor I did use still gave a warm festive feel and the clean up after the new year was quick! However I didn't put everything away into storage yet, which brings me to January's DIY challenge: how to warm your home up for the winter. Our host, Terrie with Decorate and More with Tip, wanted to see ways we keep our homes cozy during the winter months after the holidays are over. See my tips below and don't forget to check out what my blogger friends have come up with!
1. A must for me during these colder months is a big warm blanket. What's cozier than snuggling up with warm blanket, a book and your favorite hot drink? I bought this faux fur throw at Home Goods over the Thanksgiving weekend and it has become my family's favorite! It's super warm and soft. But what I really love is the texture and it how it looks draped over the sofa.
2. Candles. We don't have a fireplace so the next best thing for me is lighting a candle, or two or three... One with a wood wick that crackles and has a forest scent like this one, Siberian Fir, really gives our house a warm and cozy feeling along with an incredible scent.
3. Taking down all the holiday décor can make your house feel empty... at least that's how I feel and maybe that's not a bad thing. I know a lot of people like the feeling a fresh start but I decided to keep a few neutral trees out. Its a good transition and I think it adds to the cozy vibe.
Let me know some of the ways you keep your home cozy during the winter months and don't forget to these girls I have linked below for some more ideas!