4 Cozy Home Holiday Ideas to Try
Whether you plan on upping your holiday spirit or simply looking for new festive ideas, you always have plenty of delightful options to make your home nice and cozy. Here are some of our favorite ideas for sprucing up your home for the holidays and raising the cozy factor!
Candles – Lots of Candles!
While candles might seem a little cliché, they really do add the perfect touch of ambiance to your home. “Candles are a classic way to add a joyous mood to your home,” says interior designer Anna Hackathorn. “I especially love a large group of 15 or so white pillar candles in various heights, massed together on a large plate or tray in the center of the dining table.” While scented candles can add another level of fragrance, sometimes it’s good to stick to unscented candles in case the aroma is a tad strong for others.
Set Up A Hot Cocoa Bar
Whether you just want to kick back and relax, or drink something hot before heading out to carol or enjoy Christmas lights, nothing is cozier than a warm mug of hot cocoa. There are plenty of ways to set up your own hot cocoa bar, from simple to elaborate. You could use a small spot on your kitchen counter or set up a big table – totally up to you!
Light It Up!
While so many focus on their holiday light display outside their house, nothing is more beautiful or relaxing than lighting up your home’s interior, too. Draping doorways, windows, and mantles in your home with garlands and twinkling lights will not only brighten the room but also the human spirit!
Homemade Holiday Aromas
Gather some cranberries, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, cloves, and fresh pine and create your own holiday potpourri to fill your house with a holiday fragrance! This homemade trick will take all the natural aromas of the season and create a relaxing atmosphere in your home.
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