We’ve all done remarkably well adjusting to life during the pandemic, all things considered. But while the summer months have allowed us to venture outdoors more often for errands and socializing, colder weather is approaching. With an expected uptick in Covid-19 rates this winter, it’s more important than ever that we stay home as much as possible. For that reason, we’ve compiled some excellent suggestions for making your home as convenient and cozy as possible this winter.
Extend your outdoor season
Having outdoor living space has been a top priority for many homebuyers this year. With many of us staying home most of the time, it’s great to have outdoor living space. But what happens when the temperatures start to drop? By investing in a few simple upgrades you can extend your outdoor season by a few weeks or even months. Create a cozy fire pit, and have durable outdoor blankets at the ready. Consider buying a patio heater for dining al fresco as the temperatures dip. And don’t forget how warming it can be just to sip on some hot chocolate while enjoying time outdoors this fall and winter.
Create a dedicated WFH space
Will you be working from home in the coming months? If you haven’t already created a dedicated working space in your home, then now is the time to do. It’s essential to your well-being to create a clear division between your working and living space. Spare bedrooms are great for home offices. But if you don’t have the luxury of a room to yourself, you can carve out a space in the basement, in the corner of the living room, or even in a converted closet.
Turn on the lights
One of the biggest challenges in the winter months is the lack of natural light. Seasonal depression is a real thing, and it’s likely that even more of us will suffer from it this year. Give yourself a leg up by making your home as light and bright as possible during the darkest days. Light helps to alleviate depression and can help make you feel calm, warm, and relaxed. Make sure to turn on the lights during the day, and invest in some dimmable lights to create the perfect ambiance for your home.
Create an indoor garden
Gardening has been one of the biggest hits of the summer. Since we all spent more time at home, many of us have been trying our hand at gardening. You don’t have to stop just because winter is approaching. Indoor plants and flowers are a great way to extend your gardening season. They also make a room feel cozier and more alive. There are many types of low-maintenance plants that are easy to keep alive during the winter. You can also invest in a few grow lights to help keep your plant babies healthy.
Pay attention to comfort
Finally, comfort is key this winter. Make your home the kind of place you enjoy relaxing in. This can take the form of luxurious velvet throw pillows, soft faux-fur blankets, flannel sheet sets, or even heavenly scented candles. It’s OK to splurge on some comfort items this winter until it’s safe for us all to be together again.
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