Your steam pipes are clanking and your thermostat is set on “BRRR, it’s too cold to even think about going outside.” It’s that time of the year when you just want to cozy up and wait out the cold in your PJs with a cup of hot chocolate ‘til spring brings warmer days.
While we are fans of winter fashion here, we don’t discriminate when you’re all about indoor, at-home activities, especially when winter’s frightful weather is looming. For those spending more time at home, there are ways to warm up your pad without raising the thermostat. Some key accessories can brighten up a room and make it cozier for stylish winter hibernation.
And when you’re ready to socialize again, you can show off your well-accessorized digs to friends who simply haven’t discovered the art of relaxation through a little decoration.
Here are our top picks to cozy up in your casa de comfort:
Target Faux Fur Throw, $24.99. We reserve the right to live in luxury… for less. Cuddle up to this divinely soft throw—no animals were harmed in the making. Ah, that’s what we call satisfaction.
Alessi La Rosa Tea Light Holders, $50. A little ambient lighting can make a big difference between comfy and cold. These rose votives bring a warm touch of elegance to any room.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, $24.95. A good love story can warm up the soul. But a hilarious zombie read can lift up anyone’s spirits, making for a happy home. And it really just gives you an excuse to stay inside and read.
Bo Concepts Mugs, $10. Sip on your favorite winter drink and warm up your hands with these quirky handle-less mugs. Or, get the entire set to add a splash of personality to your cupboard of cups.
Jacques Torres Wicked Dark Chocolate Bar, $4.50. Nothing says warm and comforting like a bite of dark chocolate. Jacques heats things up by adding some chili peppers to the mix.
MoMa Wine Glass Lamp Shades, $15. Light up your room with practical art. Plus, what a way to be eco-friendly chic with candle light and recycled wine glasses.
Ugg Nightengale Slipper, $80. Not your ordinary slipper. Slip your feet in a pair of at-home ballerina flats to dance on clouds all day.
Anthropologie Mila Rug, $278 (4×7). The warm colors from this multi-colored floral rug can brighten any room, but make sure to balance out this vibrant print with more neutral-toned furniture.
Haute Hippie Blanket Poncho, $595. For the price of this blanket, you better be able to wear it and wear it fashionably. And you can, thanks to Haute Hippie. Lounge all day in style.
Voluspa French Cade and Lavender Reed Diffuser, $48. A diffuser will fill a room with a subtle, yet calming scent of juniper and lavender, just enough for you to want to stay home and relax.
– LINDA VONGKHAMCHANH