Happy November, everyone! We’re now into that part of the year where the weather cools down considerably (Chicago is freezing), and all I want to do is stay inside my apartment, light a candle, and snuggle up with a book and a blanket. Now, how amazing does that sound?
Trust me when I say that a cozy and comfortable apartment you don’t mind spending all day in is important when you live in the Midwest. Especially once it starts snowing, much of your time will be spent inside on the weekends! For today’s post, I’m talking about a few easy ways you can make your space cozier if it’s not already. Keep reading below to check it out!
Add throw blankets.
Of course, when you’re cold you need a blanket! We all know blankets are functional, but they also instantly make any room look cozier and more inviting. Who doesn’t want that? Particularly around the holidays when you’re in the spirit.
I always find some of my favorite blankets at places like Home Goods and Target. If you buy some that are exceptionally pretty, you can display them on a ladder leaning against a wall, fold them neatly into a pretty basket, or simply drape them over a couch or chair.
Put out candles.
Candles are one of my favorite things ever and these ones from Capri Blue are no exception. Maybe it’s something about the ambiance they can set or the variety of scents to choose from. Regardless, they’re also such a great way to make a room feel cozy.
The best part about Capri Blue candles is that the scents are just as incredible as the packaging. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much of a sucker I am for packaging! You can shop the metallic looking one here (it smells like Paris and looks gorgeous when lit) and the orange one here. I also have the original volcano scent as well!
Buy seasonal decor.
When your decor reflects the season or holiday, it will automatically feel more welcoming. I know I already mentioned Target, but it’s a great place to find seasonal decor for CHEAP. Stalk the dollar section like it’s your job. I have fall and winter pieces from doing so.
Not one to go all out for the season or holidays? You don’t have to. You can keep things really subtle! For fall, I decorated with neutral pumpkins around my place, including on the bookshelf. For Christmas, I don’t love the color red so instead, I use green as it’s more earthy and blends in with my other decor.
What do you guys do to make your place feel cozy? Let me know in the comments below and have an amazing week!