As the brisk weather of winter sets in and you try to avoid the biting cold, staying indoors is often the best option. However, if you have already burned through your movie favorites and your supply of hot cocoa, it can be tiresome to stay indoors. With a few changes on your playlist and a new tasty treat in the oven, your home can begin to feel like the cozy cabin you’ve always envisioned.
Here are a few ways to make your home a little more cozy as you keep your nose away from Jack Frost.
1. Soothing Music
Did you know that music can affect your emotions? Upbeat music can make you feel more optimistic, while slower songs can help relax your muscles. Some studies have even proven that music can change your brain functioning to the same extent as medication.
For maximum comfort and relaxation, try listening to this playlist as you sit by the fire.
2. Texture for Cozy Comfort
Everyone knows winter is synonymous with sweater season. Your home can be just as comfortable as your favorite sweater. Add a variety of pillows and throws to make your favorite hang-out a little more inviting on a chilly day. Don’t be afraid to cover all of your surfaces with fur and fuzz — the more texture, the more comfort.
Be sure to carry the texture to your floor space so everyone has a place to stretch out. Faux comfort can be as affordable and luxurious as the real deal.
3. Unplugged Fun
If you’re tired of staring at screens, try having an unplugged evening instead. Gather your crew and let the games begin. Whether you’re a card-game junkie, a board game fanatic, or a charades-lover, there are options for everyone. Let every participant choose their favorite game and make an evening out of it.
If you’re looking to match the game to the season, make your charades topics all winter-themed, or try out one of these top rated board games.
4. Hot Drinks and Warm Conversation
Of course hot cocoa is a winter classic, however, if you want to step up your drink game, experiment with new recipes. Hot winter drinks can make up for the lack of sunshine and help lift your mood, with or without added spirits. A hot toddy paired with fuzzy socks is sure to bring extra warmth to your home, no matter what recipe you choose.
Be sure to pick out your favorite mugs. Mugs are typically gifts or souvenirs that remind us of special people, places, or moments. Wrapping your hand around your trusty mug provides a sense of contentment.
5. Heartwarming and Homemade
Warm the hearts of your loved ones with a new soup recipe or perfect your chili for the big game day in February. Baking is another great way to spend time with family. Ask your friends to share their favorite recipes. You can try them out on your own or you can set up an evening to bake with each other. Either way, make sure you take the time to relax and appreciate the joy of cooking. When you’re done, you’ll be left with a yummy treat and delicious smells wafting throughout your home.
Remember longing for a snow day as a kid? Winter can truly be a magical season. Winter is also the shortest season in North Atlanta, yet can feel like the longest. Shifting perspective from winter blues to firing up your imagination can make for some great memories during the quiet season before Spring appears through the whispers of Winter.
Did you know that Winter may be a great time to list your property?
- Demand and prices remain strong
- Serious buyers brave the weather to find the right home
- Relocating employees are starting their new jobs after the first of the year
Contact the team at Path & Post today for a personal consultation with one of our expert, friendly real estate strategists. We can help with a variety of options.