Oh baby, it’s starting to get cold outside, and we’re all looking for ways to stay warm. If you’re getting prepared for the winter season, here are a few ways for you to stay warm at home and out during the cold months of the year:
Winterfy your bed
The best place to prioritize warmth is in your bedroom. What could be better than sinking into your bed at the end of a long day in the cold? Take time to find the best weighted blanket and to select the lushest pillows and warm throws to add to the mix.
A warm bed is an absolute must for the winter months so that you can sleep comfortably. Don’t forget to add some rich colors and décor to your room to make it even cozier—whether through new pillows or even just a bouquet of flowers.
Get warm winter coats
If you have to be outside often in the winter, make sure you invest in quality winter coats. While you may have to spend a little extra, it’s worth it. If you’re looking for outdoor winter wear, look for waterproof options, especially if you plan on being outside in the snow during the winter.
There’s nothing worse than getting your outdoor clothes soaked because of snow. The same goes for winter boots. If you’re somewhere with snowy weather, you need to invest in waterproof boots that will keep the wet snow out of your shoes.
Buy more throw blankets
With throw blankets, you can make your home feel warm and cozy without that much investment. Keep a basket in your living room with a few cozy throws, so when the family feels like relaxing together after a long day, they can stay warm and comfortable as you spend time together in an inviting environment. Whether you have a special reading area or like to relax in your bedroom, keep throws around your home for those moments when you want to be cozy and warm with a hot beverage.
If you have a fireplace but have never used it, take time to learn the best and safest practices for keeping a fire in your home. This not only ensures that everyone stays warm, but if we’re talking about the best winter vibes, there’s nothing quite like cozying up next to a fireplace with a great book in hand on a cold day.
Prepare warm food
Summer may have called for salads and shrimp cocktails, but the colder months call for warmer foods, such as stew and mashed potatoes. Warm food helps to keep you warm, and while you’re preparing menus for the winter season, make sure to include carbs in your recipes.
Imagine working and commuting in the cold weather and then coming home to warm food. What could be a better feeling than that?
Pro tip: Go ahead and prepare plenty of stew or soups for your week. You’re going to want to eat it more than once when the weather is cold. All you have to do is warm up your warm soup or stew on the stove and enjoy your dinner right away.
The most appealing aspect of winter is staying warm. With your fireplace offering warmth to the winter coats that keep you warm outside, there are minor items you can invest in or tweaks to your lifestyle that will make all the difference on a cold day. Whether you live in a snowy region of the U.S. or simply don’t love the cold weather, the tips mentioned above can help you have a warmer, cozier winter season. Don’t forget some holiday chocolates for added warmth!