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Home & Garden 7 Cozy Home Essentials Your Home Needs This Winter

03:32  09 january  2018
03:32  09 january  2018 Source:   southernliving.com

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  Why You Don’t Always Need to Adjust to a New Time Zone And why and when you’d want to do that in the first place.Bear with us. Living in your home time zone during a trip often makes sense if you’re flying far away for, say, a short business trip. Of course, you have to consider the purpose of your travels, too. “I think it’s probably less of a threshold of how many days you’re going to be away and more about what your objective is,” says Winter. If you’re in Paris for a conference for 24 hours and you’re speaking at said conference, you likely have to be on, and would benefit from adjusting.

To get you through some too-cold-to-leave-the-house days (well, weekends maybe), here are some of our favorite cozy essentials . Or if you want your home to smell like an Anthropologie, light up a Capri Blue “Volcano.”

This season, keep the arctic elements outside where they belong and create a snug interior with these six items you need to have a cozy winter indoors. And as pretty as a winter wonderland can be, it’s important to keep some semblance of life inside your home .

a living room filled with furniture and a fire place© Laurey W. Glenn

This year, places like Savannah, Charleston, even Tallahassee have already seen snow, so we know we’re in for a brutal one this winter. We’re dreaming of days spent by the fireplace, catching up on our 2018 resolution to read more. To get you through some too-cold-to-leave-the-house days (well, weekends maybe), here are some of our favorite cozy essentials.

Candles

This is a big idea in “hygge,” so you know it works. Since they’re the perfect gift, you probably already have some waiting around ready to burn. If not, we have a few suggestions. Or if you want your home to smell like an Anthropologie, light up a Capri Blue “Volcano.”

Why You Don’t Always Need to Adjust to a New Time Zone

  Why You Don’t Always Need to Adjust to a New Time Zone And why and when you’d want to do that in the first place.Bear with us. Living in your home time zone during a trip often makes sense if you’re flying far away for, say, a short business trip. Of course, you have to consider the purpose of your travels, too. “I think it’s probably less of a threshold of how many days you’re going to be away and more about what your objective is,” says Winter. If you’re in Paris for a conference for 24 hours and you’re speaking at said conference, you likely have to be on, and would benefit from adjusting.

Pages. Home . Whether they are wool, chunky knit, cashmere or cotton, a cozy knit is a must have in your winter wardrobe. A cool, comfy pair of sneakers. These are my 7 must have, essential , winter wardrobe items!

Take a look at the cozy essentials we suggest adding to your room this winter . 1. Robe. Are you the type that likes it cool while you sleep, yet you hate stepping out of your warm bed and into the icy air each morning?

Cozy Textiles

A good snuggly blanket makes all the difference. Upgrade light, summer throws to woven, wooly varities. Size up for extra coziness. Conveniently, Pottery Barn makes a fuzzy throw oversized for comfort.

Mixed Materials

While more of a decorating principle than an item to add to the mix, mixing textures in any room instantly steps up the warmth. Follow Birmingham, Alabama decorator Dana Wolter’s lead: She says, "Make sure you have a mix of fabrics, some metal, a raw wood, a stained wood, and a refined element like marble."

Related: 30 Budget Friendly Home Buys and DIYs for a Cozy Home (Provided by: Bob Vila)

Warm Up to Cold Weather: <p>Got the chills? Swap out your old throw for this <a href=heated electric blanket made of pure polyester fleece. The 50-by-60-inch comforter has three temperature settings, which you can adjust by remote control, to deliver non-stop warmth. The six-foot power cord plugs into any wall outlet or properly rated extension cord, allowing you to cover up—and cozy up—in any corner of the home. Available on Amazon; $34.99.


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30 Budget-Friendly Home Buys and DIYs for a Cozy Home

Low Ambient Lighting

Much like the candles, the right lighting can do SO much for a room. Swap out bright light bulbs for softer, warmer-hued versions. Leave overhead lights off, while relying on multiple smaller sources, like table and floor lamps. And always—maximize natural light.

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  This Island Resort Has a Maximum Occupancy of Just 28 People The best part about going on vacation is escaping your hectic everyday life—but sometimes, when you finally get away to the beach, it can be just as crowded as the train on your commute to work. If you’re looking to get away and enjoy a little privacy and peace of mind that you won’t run into any familiar faces, there’s a little resort in Fiji that might just be the perfect fit.Turtle Island is a private resort in Fiji that is known as one of the country’s exclusive retreats for honeymooners. The 500-acre resort is made up of only 14 villas on one island.

Home . No. 7 : Fuzzy socks . You need at least one pair in your life. As you can see, I’ve included all the links to these winter essentials so that you won’t have to even brave the cold when going out to the mall, you can order them from your nice cozy bed.

The coziest homes contain a variety different textures that delight the eye. Incorporate different touch-worthy materials through pillows, drapery, throw blankets, rugs, lamps, and furniture. What are some other ways you like to make your home cozy in the winter ?

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Books

For reading while you’re all curled up with that furry blanket, of course! Take a few suggestions from Southern Living’s resident book expert, Caroline Rogers, for what to read this winter.

Plush Bathmat

The bathroom may not be an obvious spot to add coziness, but don’t underestimate the satisfaction of stepping out of a warm shower onto a plush bathmat during chilly winter months. Style Editor Betsy Cribb says she loves her Penny Textured Bath Rug from Target. (Plus it’s a steal!)

Mugs + Cocoa

The coziest treat of all! Grab a mug and mix up some good old fashioned hot chocolate. Try some of our favorite recipes here, or make it extra-special with Williams-Sonoma’s peppermint hot chocolate mix. (My personal favorite this year!)

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