11 Amazing Ways to Make Your Home Cozier for the Holidays


No matter if it’s about Christmas or not, your home must be your retreat where you feel the most comfortable. And to achieve this level of comfort, it’s important to decorate in a certain way that might give you positive vibes. It’s either a scented candle, a pile on the bedding, or some light strings. All these little things are going to make your house look cute and cozy.

If you’re ready to give your house a comfy makeover this season, keep reading because we have the best tips for you directly from the experts!

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1. Cozy bedding

During the cold season, it’s very important to stay cozy in your home. And which one is the best place to be like that? Your bed, of course. If you use linen sheets in the summer, switch to cotton or flannel sheets in the winter. Your comforter or blanket should be placed between your bed sheet and a duvet, and at the end, place a throw at the foot of your bed so you can grab it on a particularly chilly night.

Add some cozy, fluffy pillows on top of the ones you usually sleep on to create a nice lifting effect. These are just some small tweaks that you can add to your bedding to make it even more comfortable while also keeping your heating bills from skyrocketing.

2. Make the most of your small spaces

You need to maximize the use of your little surfaces if, like me, you don’t have a lot of space in your home (window sills and shelves). Use all the areas you have to create a cozy and nice holiday display. Try to keep it as simple and minimalist as possible. You can add small candles, holiday houses, or even some tree branches.

3. Bring real greenery into your home

Don’t be afraid to add real greenery to your décor, and if you can’t get your hands on the real stuff, then add any kind of greenery. For example, if you’re looking at a decorated area in your home but feel like something is missing, add a few more green splashes.

It doesn’t matter if it’s about some tiny plastic Christmas trees or even some green-colored mugs that fit with the overall décor. Greenery is simply a fantastic approach to adding some mellowness to your comfortable holiday look. Plus, it’s a perfect match with all shades of red!

4. Make your home smell like Christmas

Since I was a child, I have associated the Christmas smell with fresh-cut oranges and cinnamon. And because of that, I always pick scented candles that have a similar smell, which not only adds a cheerful mood to my home but also gives the space a cozy look. Regarding the color that is most suitable for holidays, you should definitely pick between red and white. Both of them can be kept on display even after the holiday season is over.

Put the candles next to your windows, on the shelves, and even on the table. And while I am a huge fan of scented candles, be mindful that when you serve dinner, the candles must be unscented for obvious reasons. Experts say that the best fragrances for the holiday season are scents of pumpkin, apple, or pine, and they are super easy to find in almost every store. Which one is your favorite?

TIP: If you are not really a fan of scented candles, you can make a DIY potpourri with only four main ingredients: one or two sliced oranges, three or more cinnamon bars, two vanilla bars, and water. Place them in a medium-sized pot and bring to a simmer. You won’t believe how amazing it will smell!

5. Incorporate a large area rug

If your home has hard flooring, a cute, fluffy, and big rug will instantly warm up the place. Many experts advise keeping the décor as simple as possible while making the rug the focal point of the room and choosing accessories to match its color.

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6. Hang a cute wreath on the door

One of the best times to get creative with your front door is during the holiday season. And what is the cutest decoration item? The famous wreath, of course! You can try to make it yourself and add pinecones, dried oranges, and a lot of other festive items that will make your guests wonder where you got them because it will definitely look impressive.

7. Get creative with your table!

The next step is definitely connected with the previous one. If the wreath impresses your guests, then the first thing they’ll see is your superbly decorated table. All you need to create a welcoming atmosphere for you and your visitors in your home is a beautiful table centerpiece that won’t cost you any extra money. Adding candles, garlands, and ornaments will complete the look of your dining table or nook.

8. Keep cut wood on display

If you’re one of those people that are lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, you should definitely take advantage of it. Grab a basket made of natural seagrass and use it to store firewood. If you need it for chilly winter evenings, this will add texture while keeping everything organized and handy.

9. Create a big photo collage

Everybody has nice memories from trips or important events in their lives. And many of you probably keep them as pictures in an album. But let’s try a different approach. Why don’t display them? It will be pretty cool, plus it will add an extra personal touch to your cozy home. You can either frame them in a large collage and hang them on an empty wall or hang them directly above the fireplace with some tiny clothespins on a rope.

10. Experiment with warm, cozy paint colors on furniture

Wait, wait, nobody said anything about a super complicated DIY project when you start painting every wall in your home right before the holidays. But you can always upgrade the look of your favorite furniture by painting it a warm color. A splash of intense colors is great to enhance the overall look of your room.

Are you ready to make some memories this holiday? Let us know in the comments.

11. Don’t neglect the outdoors

When you’re rushing to take care of every corner of your home, don’t forget about the outdoors. If during the warm season you’re mowing the lawn regularly, during the holiday season, you can decorate it nicely and simply by stringing up some lights. And when it’s about lights, don’t hesitate to go overboard! Throw them on a random bush, around the front door, and even on the porch. Stick to the ones that work with batteries (try the rechargeable ones). These are usually more efficient, plus it will be a bonus when the energy bill shows up in the mail box!

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