Brrr – it is sure is getting very cold, very quickly now. With the temperatures dropping like flies, it has made me want to make my home even cozier than it was. I was not sure that this was possible at first, but I slowly but surely created the ultimate cozy home – #winning! Here is how I did it:
To me, blankets = cozy. There is just something about blankets on blankets on blankets that make me feel warm inside. It’s funny though, because I really don’t like sleeping with blankets, or really sheets of any kind. But, when it comes to our downstairs area (couch, in front of the fireplace, etc.) I’ll take all of the blankets that I can get. Right now, blankets are in, so you can find them everywhere. Target has some of my favorite options and at HomeGoods and TJMaxx, you can find them priced extremely well, and I am all about savings.
Plantation shutters might be “in,” but in the cooler weather months, I love putting fabric on my windows. Curtains are not only a great, fashionable addition to any room (depending on the curtain + how you install them, of course), but they also help keep your home warmer and block out some of the cold weather, especially if you have drafty windows. Blinds Galore says, “
Drapery is notorious for placing strain on a budget but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use it to cover your windows. I find it’s best to contemplate what look you are aiming for in your space and consider the scale and placement of the windows before moving on to budget. If your window is large, or if it requires a continuous drape, or you have very tall ceilings, I would recommend investing in custom drapery. While the price tag will be higher, you will receive a finished look that is exclusive to your space and style. Custom window treatments are always my first choice.”
A Living Room Fireplace
What is better than a warm fire on a cold day? Probably nothing, in my opinion. Now, pair that with the blankets that you already bought and you have the makings of a pretty perfect evening, if you ask me. When it comes to fireplaces, I love a real, wood-burning fireplace, but gas definitely makes things easy. With gas, the perks are that you are already paying for it monthly and do not have to worry about wood, etc. Also, you do not have to worry about building and starting a fire, or cleaning said fire up. With a real wood-burning fireplace, you do have to worry about those things, but there is nothing like a real fire!
Plenty Of Rugs
Just as with window coverings, rugs warms up your home and depending on the rug(s) you add, they can make your home feel warmer just by the color(s) that you choose to incorporate into your rooms. Located in Clifton, NJ, Sweet Home Stores was established in 2014. It has quickly become a popular store and their customers come to them when looking for quality selections of affordable and stylish furniture, rugs, and home decor. They sell everything from living room furniture to bedroom furniture, and accent pieces, as well. They say, “Our wide selection merchandise is sourced from trustworthy vendors including some of our own original designs. Not only are we able to provide existing products, but always introduce new designs to ensure that our products are the latest styles and at highly affordable prices.” Sweet Home Stores offers area rugs and runner rugs with both contemporary and classic designs to choose from. No matter what kind of rug you prefer, Sweet Home Stores can find the perfect match for your home to make it feel extremely cozy. When shopping in their store, you will find a highly knowledgeable staff with a lot of experience in the rug and furniture business. This allows them to understand what their customers are looking for and effectively help them find it at a price that works for them. Are you looking for rugs in Clifton NJ to make your home feel more cozy? If so, check out their options today. They also offer leasing and financing to make it as easy as possible on you.
Your Loved Ones
Last but not least, you need your loved ones by your side to make your home feel really cozy. Is there anything better than having your family by your side, in front of a fire, on top of your new, cozy rug, with a cup of tea?! Haha! Although that is a mouthful, it really is the absolute best. All of this to say that I hope all of you has an amazing cooler weather season with your families!