Although there are many who frown upon those who put up Christmas decorations weeks before Thanksgiving, deep down almost everyone is itching to make their home nice and cozy for the holidays.
With winter just around the corner, you’ll want to make sure your home is a safe, warm haven for those chilly mornings and evenings. There’s no better way to prepare for human hibernation than by adding the following household items to your holiday wishlist.
Bedding and Bath
Weighted Blankets: There is nothing more satisfying than a good night’s sleep. While the holidays are extremely exciting, they can also bring high levels of stress. To alleviate this side effect, look no further than a weighted blanket.
Studies have shown that the tiny weights inside the fabric helps reduce movement at night, which boosts the amount of sleep you receive. Weighted blankets are also very comfortable and look nice on any bed or furniture.
Bath Mats And Towels: No one likes stepping out of the shower or tub onto a cold floor. In order to keep that clean, warm feeling from escaping your body, step onto a plush, absorbent bath mat that also protects your bathroom floor.
For the most part, bath towel shopping is based on personal preference. Whether you’re looking for a soft, ultra-absorbent towel or one that’s quick-drying and more durable, don’t skimp out by purchasing the cheapest towel you find at Target. Check out this list of top 10 bath towels.
Home Décor and Furniture
Area Rugs and Furniture: Believe it or not, area rugs not only look good on hardwood floors, they also add a nice accent to carpeted rooms. While not always used for practical reasons, area rugs will add an extra layer of warmth and comfort to the environment of most rooms in your home.
Furniture, such as multipurpose ottomans, coffee tables, and end tables, are a perfect way to spruce up your living space. If your kitchen is equipped with an accessible counter, purchase some bar stools so you and your friends can engage in light-hearted discussions as you bake your favorite Christmas cookies.
Home Décor: In order to give your home that holiday feeling through the winter months, look no further than home decor, including items like candles, mirrors, lamps, and throw pillows. Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works have some of the best smelling candles on the market.
Mirrors can be used to make rooms feel larger without sacrificing that cozy feeling. Using lamps to create a low-light setting in lieu of overhead lights can also add to the holiday ambiance.
Personal Care Items
While not directly related to making your home cozy for the winter months, personal care items are used for pampering and maintaining proper hygiene. Nothing is more uncomfortable than reclining in your favorite chair with greasy hair and itchy skin.
Items such as electric tooth brushes, shavers, foot spas, and essential oils can completely change your outlook and mood after a long day. A well-maintained personal appearance leads to a clean home. And a clean home is a cozy home.
While winter clothing doesn’t wear out as quickly as the average summer wardrobe, you’ll want to make sure you’re stocked up on jackets, jeans, boots, gloves, beanie hats, and yes, even long john underwear. There’s absolutely nothing worse than not be prepared for the weather while running errands.
Other important winter items include a Sherpa sweater, thick wool socks, joggers, scarfs, and plenty of hoodies for when it gets cold inside your home before turning on the fireplace. The Trend Spotter created a helpful winter shopping list for men and women.