Like it or not, winter is coming. Normally, this is when we become chronically cold and start to complain…pretty much constantly. But you know who likes a whiner? No one, that’s who. So let’s make a pact, fellow winter hater, to turn our frosty frowns upside down, and embrace the season! These little decor tweaks will make your home feel warm, like a toasty marshmallow you want to sit in.
Here are 14 ways to make your inside space feel snug, no matter what winter is doing outside.
14 items that will make your space feel ultra-cozy this fall
Candle pileA spattering of candles is a sure-fire way to make your home look and feel all kinds of warm. Pick a safe spot and place a group of them (opt for odd numbers, so five or seven) in varying thicknesses and heights, or inside of metal casings, and place them on a tray or mantle.
$24 - $90 at Anthropologie.Anthropologie
Throw blanketsThink dreamy, wooly numbers, like an iconic Hudson's Bay blanket, draped over the couch or, let's be honest, your office chair--we all know how freezing cold that cubicle can be.
$325 at The Bay.The Bay
Sham-zam!Slip some shams on over your existing throw pillows for a cozier look and feel. Opt for a rustic print (heck yes, Pendleton!) in a thick wool textile. Fun fact: Etsy has a plethora of beautiful, handmade options.
$110 at Etsy.Etsy
Mile high (pile) clubHigh-pile rugs (you know, the really thick ones) will keep your tootsies toasty. Or if you want something thinner, we love the look of layering several Persian-style rugs next to one another for a rustic-chic look.
$300 at West Elm.West Elm
Slip n' slideThose vintage wooden dining chairs are cool as heck, but sitting in them isn't exactly a warm embrace of an experience. Enter slipcovers. Your behind will welcome the extra layer of fabric and your chairs look instantly more inviting than they did before.
$240 at Crate&Barrel.Crate&Barrel
Wooly bullyNothing beats the feeling of soft sheepskin on bare feet. Seriously, pop a piece of sheepskin next to your bed and you'll never wake up grumpy again.
$89-$179 at Pottery Barn.Pottery Barn
Curtain callSwap your flimsy linen drapes for something thicker. Not only will the more dense material make your space look winter appropriate, it'll help block out the winter air trying to get in through the glass windows, too.
$40 at Bed Bath and Beyond.Bed Bath & Beyond
Flames of gloryAll eyes will be on your fireplace over the next few months, so it's important to make this part of your home look real pretty. A brass fireplace screen does double duty, stopping embers from hopping onto the floor while looking all kinds of classy.
$349 at Crate&Barrel.Crate&Barrel
Smell the seasonPotpourri isn't just for grandmas. Give your nose something to celebrate this winter—it does smell like the holiday season, doesn't it? Go ahead and DIY this one. You can whip up your own batch using whatever scents are most nostalgic to you.
DIY at Brit and Co.Brit and Co
First placeAh, the placemats: the rug of the table. Okay, so we just made that up, but it's true, right? Opt for something with a natural texture, like these bad boys, and you'll be dreaming of the tropics in no time
$10 - $16 at Crate&Barrel.Crate&Barrel
Light as a featherThere's no better way to sleep in the winter than under the comforting weight of a feather duvet. It's what Sunday morning dreams are made of. Plus, the options for covers are endless.
$250 at The Bay.The Bay
Proof is in the poofMoroccan poofs continue to be a home decor staple, and it's easy to see why: they instantly add extra seating to any space. Choose a thick, colourful knit that'll kick your winter blues in the behind
$177 at Wayfair.Wayfair
Light brightSwap some of your harsh white light bulbs for some that give off a golden glow. These LED, Victorian-inspired options will illuminate your space with a soft, warm light
$13.50 at SuperBrightLEDs.SuperBrightLEDs
Who's the fairest?While a mirror doesn't scream “cozy," its reflective properties sure do. In the winter months, we're craving sun, so use large mirrors ( maybe placed on a mantel or leaning against a wall) to capture and reflect light that streams through your windows
$400 at Bellacor.Bellacor