Go From Drab To Cozy With These Great Tips

If the weather in your neck of the woods is more cold and rain than blue skies and sunshine, it can make your home feel just as cold and dreary. The good news is you can beat these drab weather blues by making your home feel warm and inviting. Here are several tips for upping the cozy factor indoors. 

Set The Right Mood

Lighting candles around the house is a great way to create a warm, cozy feeling. Not only do they provide soft lighting but they also deliver mood-enhancing scents throughout the space. 

Suggestion: Choose scents that promote good feelings such as seasonal fragrances or those that inspire fond memories of warmer, brighter days. 

Bake Something Yummy

If you enjoy cooking, taking the time to bake something yummy will not only help you feel better, but it will flood your space with delicious smells sure to up the cozy factor in your home. 

Suggestion: To make this task even more fun, invite a friend or family member over to help you make your treats. 

Add Different Textures

Plush pillows and fluffy throws make a space more inviting. Try to find as many luxurious fabrics as you can to cover the surfaces in your home.

Suggestion: Faux fur is a great option for adding texture, as is anything plush that allows you to sink into it. 

Invite Friends Over

If you’re the type of person that enjoys their own company, step outside your comfort zone and invite friends over to create a cozy atmosphere that only a group can make. 

Suggestion: If you want to host a dinner party but your bank account says no, ask everyone to bring a soup ingredient along and make the soup together. Alternately, you can ask everyone to bring a dish to pass for a casual potluck dinner.

Learn To Make Delicious Hot Drinks

Whether you enjoy hot chocolate, hot toddies, or mulled wine, learn to make your favorite hot drinks and then invite those friends over again to enjoy them with you. 

Suggestion: Don’t be afraid to add a bit of alcohol to your drinks, but make sure you have some non-alcoholic versions, too, for those friends who don’t drink. 

Don Your Favorite Sweater

If you own a sweater that makes you feel at home when you put it on, be sure to wear it when the blues have taken hold. Just pulling it over your head can instantly make you feel warm and cozy. 

Suggestion: If you don’t have a favorite sweater, consider joining a crochet or knitting circle and make one. Don’t forget to wear it with some warm socks when you’re done. 

Dreary rainy and cold wintery weather can bring down the best of moods, but if you wish, you can up the cozy factor in your home to fight these drab weather blues. 

Use the tips outlined above to up the cozy factor indoors and watch those gray skies disappear!