8 tips to warm up your home this winter

I miss the Sun. We’ve had snow today and the temperature has dropped below zero. I would normally cuddle up under the blanket with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. But this needs to wait till Christimas, I think. Two small kids and a husband who’s ill take (almost) all of my attention. And there is work to be done too…

I’m smiling sitting here in front of my computer and writing this post for you during my younger son’s nap time. I smile, because I hope that after reading this, you’ll feel warmer at heart and thus, your homes will feel a little bit warmer as well.

I’ve prepared it especially for you, encouraged by a challenge set up by Douglas Elliman Florida.

I love challenges, because they open up new opportunities, and, in my case, boost creativity. I’ve wanted to connect Florida and its colours with home decor that energizes and makes you feel warm inside. When we feel warm, our homes emanate this warmth too.

Florida properties via Douglas Elliman; colour palette by interiormad.com

Florida properties via Douglas Elliman; colour palette by interiormad.com

And here are my #cozyhomedecor tips for you:

Tip no.1

velvet

1. Sofa via AttPynta 2. Cuhion by FusionHomeStudio

It’s one of my favourite upholstery fabrics. I have a velvet sofa and an armchair and the feel of the fabric is incredible. A cushion will be a pleasant addition too.

Tip no. 2

1-3. Blankets by CottonMood

1-3. Blankets by CottonMood

These should be big – so that you can wrap yourself in them. A set of two or three colour-coordinated blankets always comes in handy. And your guests will appreciate them, too.

Tip no. 3

1. Candle via deadwoodstudio 2. Lip balm by YsabelLarousse 3. Bath bombs by CallMeSugarCosmetics 4. Citrus Oils by SimpleisPrettyShop

1. Candle by deadwoodstudio
2. Lip balm by YsabelLarousse
3. Bath bombs by CallMeSugarCosmetics
4. Citrus oils by SimpleisPrettyShop

These are my moments of true bliss after a long day. Light some candles, fill your bathtub with hot water,add some fragrant oils or salts, close your eyes and enjoy the aromatherapeutic experience. It is a truth universally acknowledged – a bathtub is every mum’s haven.

Tip no. 4

1. Baking dish by FreeFolding 2. Baking pan via SophiaVictoriaJoy 3. Baking dish by CeramicART4U

1. Baking dish by FreeFolding
2. Baking pan via SophiaVictoriaJoy
3. Baking dish by CeramicART4U

It’s one of my favourite pastime activities. I love to bake and love it when it begins to get warmer in the house with every minute my cake spends in the oven. If you’re interested in my apple pie recipe, sign up to my monthly newsletter. I’ll be sending the recipe only to my subscribers next week!

Tip no.5

tea

1. Teapot via ASTpottery 2. Teapot via Kuriosita 3. Ceramic mug via andersenpottery 4. Teapot by MMceramicdesign 5. Ceramic mugs via VintageEuropeDesign

I’m a tea-lover. In winter, I add ginger, oranges, raspberry juice, honey, powdered cinnamon, and dried cloves to spice up the taste and chase away the infections. When you drink a mixture with ginger, make sure you lie down under a blanket for some time. Let the infusion heal you.

Tip no. 6

Glitter

1. Christmas stockings by TwentyEight12         2. Photo lockets by JEFI

I wouldn’t overdo it, but I love to add a touch of gold and silver sparkle to my house for Christmas. You can use sequins, threads, ribbons or glitter – for example when you prepare Christmas decorations or festive cards with your loved ones.

Tip no.7

1. Silver photo frame via AllureUnited 2. Picture via PicturePerfect2014 3. Mini camera necklace by HempClub

1. Silver photo frame via AllureUnited
2. Embroidered picture via PicturePerfect2014
3. Mini camera necklace by HempClub

Or rather – capture the moments and share them with the ones you love. Family photos always make me feel warmer at heart. In a digital age, we don’t develop too many photos anymore, and it’s a pity. I keep photo albums for my children, and try to create a little photo gallery too.

Tip no.8

Embroidery by erinmcmoms

Embroidery by erinmcmoms

One of the most important things we can do in life – to be kind to each other and play fair.

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