Winter’s the time of year when the sun goes down earlier and the chilly air causes you to go home, find a warm blanket, sit by the fireplace, or drink hot chocolate with extra marshmallows. People enjoy being cozy during this season. Though all these examples can be helpful, do you still find yourself missing the way sunshine makes you feel? Below are five mood-lifting ideas that are sure to make for a cozier winter home.
Layers Keep You Toasty
When it comes to bedding, there’s almost nothing cozier than sleeping underneath the combination of a sheet, quilt, and comforter. You will instantly feel warm and snug, especially if you break out the flannel. Layer the floor with rugs and your couches with throw covers, too! Who says you can’t nap in places other than your bed?
Colors Brighten Your Mood
Paint, decorate, or furnish using different color schemes. Warm and cool colors alike can add that curl-up-in-bed-with-a-good-book feeling to your home. Shades of red, white, or yellow will instantly brighten up any room. Greens, grays, and blues will help calm the mind, so your bedroom would be the perfect start.
Lighting Makes Your Home Glow
When the sun’s not shining, bring the sunlight to you by incorporating lights around your home. Introduce a subtle glow using methods of indirect lighting like false ceilings, moldings, or simply just by adding lampshades. LED lights work well to illuminate the room.
Book Nooks Inspire Adventure
Books have the ability to take our minds on an adventure wherever we find ourselves. With that in mind, why keep your collection out of sight? Display your prized pieces of fiction and nonfiction on a wooden bookshelf near your favorite spot to read or near the window.
Houseplants Minimize Stress
According to NBC, houseplants can minimize stress and improve your state of mind. Place a few around your household including the kitchen and living room. Don’t forget to water your new friends!
Can’t quite get that cozy feeling you’re looking for in your current home? The experts at The Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties can help! Call us today at (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298 or get started by checking out our listings at www.dianamasseyhomes.com.