Here’s my take on a making a warm winter home.
I was so excited to receive a request from Douglas Elliman Real Estate Florida to share my ideas for warming your home for the winter. Check them out for a host of inspiration ideas.
Now, under a Texas sky, we’re just now starting to feel the first hints of winter. I’m thrilled to finally have our daily high temperature below 80! Seriously, when is a girl going to be able to break out her fabulous winter sweaters? Thankfully- NOW!
Creating a home that’s warm and inviting is easy.
Use throw blankets.
I use throw blankets not just for how pretty they look, but because I get cold! My home decor is decidedly Texas and this cow print sherpa throw is the perfect design element for our living room. It’s also amazingly soft and warm. I have a couple of this exact blanket; you know it’s important to be able to grab some warmth no matter where you’re sitting!
Pillows, pillows, pillows!
I think I have a pillow monkey on my back! I. Love. Throw pillows. Nothing makes you feel more cozy than nice throw pillows. They also can really tie all of your design elements together. Pillows can be expensive, but you seriously do not have to have designer pillows! Your local Walmart, Target, or TJ Max has a great selection of pillows that are not too expensive. I refuse to spend more than $15 for a pillow. Actually I prefer under $12. You can find these prices on pillows if you patiently look.
As I’ve mentioned, our home is a reflection of Texas. I found fabulous Texas themed pillows at my local Walmart. I bought all of them!
I purchased this plaid pillow cover from Amazon. This is a GREAT way to change up your style. These little gems ran me about $6 and I already had pillows I wanted to change, so I just covered them with ready-made pillow covers! I also ordered the little cutesy pillow from Amazon.
Candles give off more than light.
Candles add a lovely ambiance to your spaces. I’ve started using the flameless candles around my house. If you know me, you know I have a herd of dogs including an 85 pound Golden Pyrenees who tears through the back pet door, through the living room, and into the dining room to bark at all of the people who dare to leave their homes and walk down our street. I fear a lit candle may wind up on the floor. I get my fragrance from wax melts.
Surround yourself with the things you love.
Most importantly, fill your home with the things you love. If you are comfortable in your home, then your guests will also feel comfortable. From the best fireplace for your home to cozy pillows and throws, adding things you love will make you feel relaxed. And at the end of the day, I think our homes should be the place where we are excited to entertain friends and family, as well as find peace when we lay down our heads.