This sunny San Diego weather is no reason to overlook making your home cozy for the holidays! While it may be too warm to light a fire in the fireplace, there are plenty of ways you can decorate your home to make it comfortable and inviting.
Tip 1: Add Faux Fur Throws and Chunky Blankets
Nothing says cozy like a thick plush blanket. Try a faux fur throw for a luxurious look, or pick up a knit blanket made of wool for something a little more rustic. Whatever your style, a warm blanket thrown invitingly over a chair or the back of a couch invites family and friends to stay and snuggle up!
Tip 2: Light Some Candles
Candles instantly add a warm ambiance to any room. Try a festive candle in scents that evoke the holidays like pine, pumpkin, spiced cider, cedar, or wood smoke!
Tip 3: Add Reclaimed Wood
Wooden furniture and decorations can help recreate the feeling of being at a ski lodge. The warm color and texture instantly adds interest to a room! Look for items that include reclaimed wood, like a footstool, bench, or side table. If buying new furniture isn’t in your budget, try a basket of chopped logs or a piece of reclaimed wood art.
Tip 4: Add New Artwork
Artwork serves the dual purpose of covering up any blank walls while adding some visual interest. Street fairs are a great opportunity to pick up a piece or two from local artists. But for new artwork on a budget, look for pieces at flea markets or thrift stores. Family photos can also add a cozy lived-in look, especially when paired with wooden frames.
Tip 5: Layer with Rugs
A great rug can instantly warm a room and add some texture and color. If you already have an area rug, try layering in smaller rugs made out of faux fur or wool to get that cozy, holiday vibe.
Tip 6: Swap Your Pillows
To update your space without going overboard on the holiday decorations, swap out the pillow covers of any decorative or floor pillows you already own. Look for holiday colors, patterns, or textures like cable knit or faux fur.
How do you make your home cozy for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below!