Start with the feet!
An oil diffuser, wax burner or scented candles are a really easy way to create a lovely aroma. For winter think heady aromas peppered with cinnamon, fig, cedar and spiced everything, especially around Christmas time! Perhaps vanilla, honey and appley scents are more to your taste. Either way, a candle or wax burner sending a gorgeous scent around the room is the ideal way to start feeling cosy. Also the flickering light of candles is really comforting, and can even help to heat up a room, especially if you use terracotta pots as candle holders.
Thanks to having lights in our living room that can be dimmed or changed from warm to daylight at the touch of an app we’re able to change the mood in the room easily, but having candles and strings of lights with warm bulbs really helps too! Strung over the tops of picture frames, or along shelves, fireplaces and window frames works really well to create a cosy atmosphere – though I’d avoid lights that flash dramatically and stick to always-on or a gentle twinkling! We have a string of globe lights going right the way around the top of our room where the walls meet the ceiling, it was easy to tack them into the decorative moulding and it really does make the room feel much cosier.
So if you’re feeling like you could do with some extra cosiness this winter, stick the kettle on for your favourite warm drink and try out some of these ideas to add a warm glow to your home and your body!