It’s finally that time of the year again when it starts to get cold outside and we begin to focus on making our homes a warm cozy place for the upcoming holidays. As we begin to think about the holiday traditions we are excited to prepare for and the guests that may come with it, most of us probably have one goal in common - to be comfortable.
To fulfill this mission of comfort, start by taking inventory of the items in your home you typically depend on when you want to get cozy. Next, make a list of the things you would like to replace or upgrade. Make sure to add an item that is a guilty pleasure like your favorite hot drink! Keep reading for more comfy ideas.
A staple of comfort, down comforters, are sourced from the ultra-soft undercoat of ducks and geese. This fluffy material is perfect for keeping you warm without making you sweat thanks to the down’s sweat-wicking properties. They range in price and quality but you are sure to find something to suit your needs.
Shop here: The 7 Best Down Comforters from the Spruce
We know that pillows are not all created equal. However, finding the right one can be life changing. The right pillow can have a huge impact on your quality of sleep and life. Finding a good pillow involves considering your own preferences plus what is best for how you sleep. Sometimes the process of finding the right pillow can be a frosting one. Fortunately, you don’t have to try countless pillows to find the right one anymore.
Shop here: The 12 Best Pillows from Good Housekeeping
Like pillows, the quality of your sheets can also impact the quality of your rest. Great sheets may not be at the top of everyone’s list of things they think about when trying to get cozy but when you’ve experienced cheap sheets you never want to make the same mistake again! The feeling of a more luxurious fabric against the skin is priceless (well not really LOL!). Plus, a higher quality sheet set can help with temperature control.
Don’t forget the towels! Let’s face it, towels probably do not cross your mind when you think about getting cozy. But if you plan to have overnight guests this holiday season, you want to make sure they are comfortable all around. Set them up with a lush towel set that will make them feel at home.
Shop here: 11 of the Best Towels from the Spruce
Sentimental Holiday Decor
Displaying sentimental holiday decor can be a great way to tell a story or carry on the tradition. It adds a more personal touch to the cookie cutter feeling that traditional holiday decor can sometimes provide. Take a look at the linked article from The DIY Playbook blog for more ideas on how you can share your sentimental holiday decor.
After the Holidays: Tips and Tricks for Storage
Before you put any holiday decor away, make sure you go through everything and get rid of any broken or unused items. Rule of thumb - if you didn’t use it this year or last year you can probably pass it along to someone else who may want it. Decluttering old items will minimize the number of holiday decorations you put into storage and save you some time next year when it’s time to decorate for the holidays again! Read on for some storage ideas.
Use clear bins to separate and store seasonal decorations.
Repurpose any container that could work as storage for wrapping paper rolls.
Repurpose magazine or paper bins for organizing gift bags, stationery, and wall decals.
Utilize Hanging Door Storage
Store Small Decor in Egg Cartons
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