Christmas is fast approaching, and with December being well started, it is now that time of the year. Christmas house decorations time! But there is more to it than shiny reindeers and friendly Santas. During the winter, we like to cozy up and feel warm. Here is how to warm up your home for the holidays.

Get nature inside

Having natural elements instantly makes a home feel warmer. Take advantage of a walk outside to gather some branches, or pinecones. If you are the creative type, you can decorate them once you set them up in your home. Red berries, gold coating and fake snow can make a great effect if used properly!

However, keep in mind that less is more, and don’t try bringing in the whole forest with you. A couple pieces will be just enough to create a warm, cozy feeling.

Stimulate your senses

Sensory experiences can bring up the coziness of a house to a whole new level. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace, get it roaring and cracking often. If you live in an apartment and do not have a fireplace, there is no need to worry still. Opt for a high-quality soy candle, wood scented for example. In addition, when lit, a candle always adds to the ambiance!

If candles are still not your thing, incense can be a great option to instantly make a room feel warm and cozy.

Blankets everywhere!

Ok, maybe not absolutely everywhere. Still, blankets are a great way to add warmth to a place. When speaking about blankets, the softer is always the better. Go for a traditional plaid print, and feel yourself disappear under a bed made of clouds when the weather does get cold and you need that extra layer while relaxing in the living room. Many colors are available to match the current style of your room.

Use rugs

Rugs are warming more than just visually. Walking on a rug instead of a cold floor always makes me happy! For the holiday season, sheepskin can be a great choice to bring some coziness inside. Throw it on the floor or even on a chair for elegance and a snug feeling of comfort.

Bring friends over

The holiday season is all about sharing, happiness and togetherness, so do not hesitate to bring your friends and family over for some end-of-the-year gatherings. The smell of food cooking is comforting, and spending good times with the ones you love is a great remedy to that seasonal depression looming away.