How to Make Your Home Extra Cozy

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How to Make Your Home Extra Cozy

During the holidays, homes can be nice and festive – filled with laughter, warmth, and delicious smells of home cooked meals and freshly baked cookies.

But what about after the holidays, when there are still at least two months of bleak winter weather to endure? How can you keep that warm, comfy feel to your home after the festivities are over? Here are some ways I like to keep our home feeling cozy all winter long.

Here are some simple ways to fill your home with warmth and coziness during the long winter months or any time of year!


Light a Candle

There’s nothing like the glow of a candle to create a warmth in your home. Even if you prefer to use diffuse essential oils instead, just a sweet, warm scent can change the atmosphere from cold to cozy.


Have Extra Blankets Out

Just having the option to cozy up under a blanket makes for a warm atmosphere. We have lots of blankets around our house.  I love  curling up with one while watching a movie, cuddling with my kids or just to keep my feet warm.


Play some music

This is something I normally do as a music lover.  I know a lot of people enjoy having music playing in the background. I find it helpful for making the time go by faster when I’m working on a household project.



Decorate your home with things you love. As an interior decorator this is what I love so I thrive in decorating with candle holders, trays and florals.  But my favorite way to decorate is with family photos. For me, nothing says cozy like being surrounded by loved ones, even if it’s just in pictures that day.


Use the Crock Pot

I love using the slow cooker and not just for the convenience! It makes the whole house smell delicious all day long. And you not only get yummy smells all day, but dinner too! Some of my favorite crock pot recipes for cold weather are slow cooker potato soup and chili.


Make Homemade Bread

I don’t do this often enough, but there’s nothing like baking homemade bread. Especially if you have a bread machine – it does most of the work for you!  Just an easy and simple way to fill your home with warmth and coziness during the long winter months or any time of year!


Light a Fire in the Fireplace

Growing up we didn’t have a fireplace, but who doesn’t enjoy the warmth from the fire, the soft cackle of the flames, and the smell of burning wood.


These are just a few ideas for adding some extra coziness to your home during the long winter months. Simple littles touches can add a lot of warmth to your home any time of year.
How do you like to make your home cozy?