Five tips for a cozier apartment

Winter is officially here and that means it's time to get cozy and warm in your home! Here are 5 tips for a cozier apartment during the chilliest season of the year.

  1. Faux fireplace

This is one of our favourite cozy decor additions for winter! Technically these are just space heaters but they fully capture the look and feel of a real fireplace! If your apartment is already toasty warm, you can opt to keep the heater element off and the look on! Major department stores like Walmart and Canadian Tire stock affordable models that'll leave you feeling cozier in no time, and make your apartment look delightful.

  1. Throw blankets

When you want a cozy look that can keep you warm too, look no further than beautiful throw blankets. If you really want to amp up the cozy factor, look for faux fur, chunky knits, flannel plaids and wool and acrylic knit blankets. If your decor is on the neutral side, consider vibrant colours or bold patterns to make your pieces pop. Check out stores like Winners and HomeSense for great deals and beautiful styles!

  1. Faux fur rug

When it's cold out, the last thing you want is to come home to a cold and bare floor. Consider adding warmth, style and texture with a faux fur area rug

  1. Twinkle lights

Lighting can really change the look and feel of your space dramatically. We love stringing up twinkle lights in the winter to cast a soft glow in a room. They're a beautiful addition to a window frame or mantle and will make you feel nice and cozy. Check out these great ways to add them to your home.

  1. Scented candles

Coziness is a full body experience and that includes your sense of smell! Look for seasonal scented candles at craft shops or even grocery stores to fill your home with your favourite cozy winter scents. We love warm and spicy smells, chocolate, cookies, vanilla and other warm and inviting aromas.

We hope you put these 5 tips for a cozier apartment to good use this winter!

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