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More Snow Coming! Cozy it Up!

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” -Edith Sitwell

So we’ve survived Juno and more, with even more to come this next week.  As only New Englanders are equipped to do, its time to embrace the cold and snow and seek out the positives!  I’m in full blown hibernation mode as soon as the sun goes down…we eat dinner earlier and go to bed earlier. We snuggle by the fire. We get snow days (albeit too many for one week).  Isn’t there something nice about being forced to stay home by someone else when we would never allow ourselves that luxury?  The peacefulness of white covered everything.  Things are just naturally quieter and calmer for my family this time of year.

So if you are going to spend more time in your home, its time to embrace that too and make it a place that you want to be. Let your home nurture you and your family through these chilly days.  Here are 6 essential tips for a cozy winter home:

1. Add layers of soft-textured-chunky textiles…blankets, pillows, rugs.  Keep plenty of blankets stocked up for visitors on chilly nights and consider having less fur/ wool options for those with allergies.  Sheepskin rugs are always a great way to cozy up a chair, fireplace area, etc.

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2. Add warm lighting. Winter days are short, days become night before most of us get home. Candles and table lamps add a soft, warm glow vs overhead lighting that can often feel harsh.  Flameless candles are perfect for holders that are reachable by little fingers.

Light couches, light throws. Would go great with wooden slab bar and forest chic theme

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Candles on mantle

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3.  have a warm place to relax. A fireplace will surely due the trick, but a cozy corner where you can bundle up and sink into the warmth is a wonderful alternative.

Warm up your home in the winter months with sweater-type pillows and blankets, cozy candles & soft fabrics - would love to be in this spot right now!

wishful thinking with white and my kids...

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4.  have a welcoming entrance to your home. A welcome mat, a clear path and a place to drop snowy boots.

Just like a doormat, these cubby holes have carpet swatches inside to help remove dried mud from work shoes. (Photo: Mark Scott)

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5.  warm up the bedroom with extra layers of blankets/pillows and a more masculine scented candle like a woody Baltic Amber.

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6.  and lastly create a coffee/hot chocolate/tea station to warm the soul. Have all the fixings ready for impromptu guests. Nothing says perfect host, like a prepared host!

Use Simple (Salt and Pepper) Shakers - For the Coffee station, Hot Chocolate Station, or any other station where the condiments do not need to be completely covered <3 this idea.

and of course you could always just take it back to your cozy bed… because its a snow day….


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Stay warm and toasty with your friends and family – enjoy all that the season change has to offer.  Before you know it we will be in the hustle and bustle of the dog days of summer, maybe even longing for a little hibernation.  xo

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