Winter is slowly creepy around the corner and the New Year will soon be upon us. That makes it the perfect time to create an inviting home that guests will love in the wake of the holiday season. Even though it’s cold outside, you can still transform your indoor space into a comfortable hideaway your friends and family can cuddle up in.

Here are four ways to make your home a cozy escape during the cold months and how to optimize your home for house guests. 

Incorporate a Festive Candle

It is known that people correlate smell with memories. During the colder months use a holiday scented candle to make your home smell as cozy as it looks. 

Snuggle up with a Fluffy Throw

Lay a fleecy fleece blanket across your couch, arm chair, or bed to help shield family members and visitors from the cold. Place matching silk cushions to create a restful place anyone can curl up in to read a book or catch some zzz’s.

Warm up with a Fuzzy Rug

Invest in a rug with long, loose fur to make sure you and your guests stay nice and toasty. Cover cold spots on the floor with one or more faux fur rugs to design a tranquil sanctuary your loved ones will cherish.

Brighten up with Delicate Light

Hang string lights around the room or place a few candles in the area to create a peaceful glow. Opt for white or colored lights and seasonal scents to establish a winter haven in the comfort of your home.  

Curl up with loved ones in your retreat! If you plan on having visitors for the holidays and through the New Year, try implementing some of these tips to make your guests feel more comfortable.