5 Hacks to Make Your Home Warmer and Cozier This Winter

Including some life-changing cozy slippers.

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Living Room with light gray couch, 2 white chairs and white coffee table, corner green plant, and sheer white curtains
Photography by Jaka Vinšek / Styling by Liz Chancey

If you're one of those people who spends all winter trying to stay warm while you wait for spring (raises hand), then you're going to love the cozy, home-warming products we've rounded up. Soft chair cushions, a seasonal scented candle, and a few cozy design tricks will make sure your home stays warm and comfortable even as the temperature outside dips. Put on your comfy slippers and grab your softest throw blanket, it's time to hibernate.

Light Glade Icy Evergreen Forest 3-Wick Candle

Glade Icy Evergreen Forest Candle
Photography by Jaka Vinšek / Styling by Liz Chancey

Want to cozy up your home after you've spent a day braving the cold outside? Light Glade Icy Evergreen Forest 3-Wick Candle, and the scent of fresh woods, frosty air, and eucalyptus will soon fill the air. Careful, it may just make your space feel so comfy, you'll never want to leave.

To buy: walmart.com.

Add Cozy Area Rugs Underfoot

Fuzzy patterned beige area rug
Photography by Jaka Vinšek / Styling by Liz Chancey

If you're looking for a low-tech way to warm up the floors in your home, try a trick interior designers use often and lay down area rugs. In the kitchen of the 2019 Real Simple Home, designer Cortney Bishop placed a textured runner between the sink and the fridge, creating a soft spot to do dishes or meal prep. Look for rugs made of thick, warm materials, like wool, and opt for those with textures and patterns so they look as warm as they feel.

To buy: Providencia Runner Rug, pampa.com.

Warm Up Chairs With Comfy Cushions

Faux Fur Chair Covers
Photography by Jaka Vinšek / Styling by Liz Chancey

If you have wooden or metal dining chairs that always feel chilly when you first sit down, invest in a set of faux fur covers to warm them up.

Add Extra Throw Blankets

Alpaca Throw Blankets
Photography by Jaka Vinšek / Styling by Liz Chancey

To make your home as snuggly as possible, don't forget to leave luxurious throw blankets within arm's reach. Drape them on the sofa, arm chairs, and even the end of your bed so a little extra warmth is never far away.

Leave Cozy Slippers by the Front Door

slippers in entryway
Photography by Jaka Vinšek / Styling by Liz Chancey

Leave a set of cozy textured slippers by your front door. When you come home, you can quickly switch out of your chilly winter boots and into these. Bonus: you won't trick snow and dirt into the house.

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