This post is in partnership with World Market
Now that it’s December, I’m feeling like it’s finally time to start the Christmas tunes! I’m sitting around in my stretchy pants after Thanksgiving, making sure that my house and I will be all cozy and ready for Christmas.
Today I’m sharing 4 tips to create a cozy winter mood in your home!
1. Plan a cozy baking day in the kitchen.
It’s been feeling extra cold to me here this past week! There was actually a rumor of a few snow flurries this weekend, so I immediately started running the house trying to get everything done so I’d be ready to settle in for a week of coziness.
I pictured myself baking holiday treats in the kitchen with snow falling outside the window!
Of course, whenever you’re actually prepared to enjoy some snow, it doesn’t happen.
But it’s fine. Even if it doesn’t snow, I’m all about the snowman marshmallows and hot chocolate this time of year, anyway.
Last year we hung these paper snowflakes in the kitchen early in the month so it felt like a magical snowstorm, even before we got the real deal.
Jack’s face when I tell him it’s too cold to go on a walk and want to stay inside and shop instead, LOL!
2. Gather your coziest snowstorm essentials.
We didn’t lose power during our last snow storm, but I still love the mood of my home when it is filled with the warmth of candles in lanterns and other ambient lighting! What would you want your living room to feel like on a snowy day?
3. Prepare for creature comforts.
Jack probably doesn’t care as much about the mood lighting when it’s cold out as he does about the cozy factor. As long as he’s comfortable, that’s what matters. My husband and I usually have opposite body temperatures. I am always cold, he’s usually too warm.
4. Design a favorite cozy destination.
I like to design snug and cozy destinations filled with layers of warmth and coziness. This will be our first winter with our game table, but I know we are going to spend a lot of time sitting right here near the fire!
We are already stockpiling some winter puzzles and games to play. And of course, we’re ready with candlelight to enjoy the coziest dinners ever right here!
Here is a mood board with some great finds from World Market: