Fall is here, which means that the cold weather is on its way. Many people end up hibernating until it starts warming back up in the spring, but this doesn’t have to be the case. There are many things you can do during the cooler months to save yourself from boredom. It may be freezing outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be cozy!
Setting the mood
Lighting candles is one of the most effective ways to achieve maximum coziness. They not only make your home smell great, but they give soft lighting, which is key to being cozy.
Suggestion: Light seasonal scented candles such as pumpkin, apple pie, or peppermint.
Bake some goodies
There is an endless number of things you can bake during the winter to bump up your comfort level. If you’re struggling on what to make, do a quick Google search and you’ll be sure to find a recipe. Make an ingredient list and head to the grocery store. Not only will you have a tasty treat when you’re finished, but your house will smell delicious too!
Suggestion: If you have any family or friends who are good cooks, invite them over to bake some goodies with you.
Update your space
Plush throws, faux fur, and pillows make your space feel much more welcoming. Adding soft fabrics and cushions will definitely make your home all the cozier.
Suggestion: This does not have to be expensive. Check out Pinterest for some DIY decorating ideas!
Have family & friends over
Instead of becoming a hermit as soon as fall hits, invite your family and friends over. Why not share your cozy space with those you care about?
Suggestion: If you are hosting, you most likely feel pressured to cook. If you are tight on money, find a recipe, have everyone bring over an ingredient or two, and cook the meal as a team.
Bring out the board games
Board games are a great way to spend time with family and friends on a cold night. You could have a competitive game of Monopoly or a friendly game of Go Fish. Whatever game you choose, light some candles and grab your favorite fall drink.
Suggestion: Technology is a great way to stay in contact with friends and family who may live far away. Download some different games and connect with your loved ones through the apps.
Become a barista
Speaking of fall drinks, the cooler months are the perfect time to become your own barista. Pinterest has endless amounts of ideas. Even if you go as simple as hot cocoa, add your own spin on a classic recipe. Then have some friends over and show off your mixology skills.