Cream colored Chair with a Floral pillow and throw create a cozy vibe.

Easy ways to add a cozy vibe to your home in January.

The January blues got you down? Looking for a January refresh?? I hear ya! Don’t let the post-holiday slump steal your winter cheer! Instead, transform your home into a haven of comfort and coziness. With a few simple tweaks, you can wrap yourself in warmth, ditch the January blues, and embrace the longer winter nights. So grab your favorite throw blanket, light a candle, and get ready to snuggle up in style. Let’s look at some easy ways to add a cozy vibe to your home in January.

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Clean, Clean, and Declutter:

  • Start small: Tackle one area at a time, like a drawer or shelf. Donate or sell items you no longer need. A clean, clutter-free space feels so much cozier!
  • Embrace baskets and bins: These are great for corralling clutter and adding a decorative touch. I use this one and love these baskets to help contain everything from dog toys to extra throws.
  • Let the light in: Open curtains and blinds to brighten up your space and make it feel more inviting. More light is one of my favorite tips for beating the winter blues.
Cozy corner with cream colored chair and floral pillow with a throw.

Layer on the Cozy:

  • Throw blankets and pillows: Pile them on your couch or bed for instant coziness. Choose soft textures like faux fur, cable knit, or velvet.
  • Layer Area rugs: Add warmth and definition to your floors with a cozy rug. Opt for wool, shag, or faux fur for maximum comfort.
  • Lay down a cozy rug by the bed. This is a great way to step out of bed onto something soft and warm.
Layered Rugs in a bedroom.
  • Throw on some sheepskins: Faux Sheepskin can add a touch of luxury and is perfect for draping over chairs or benches.
Sheepskin rug over a rattan chair.

Switch Out Some Art:

  • Swap out your prints for warmer, wintery ones. Think landscapes like this one or abstract art in rich hues.
  • Create a gallery wall of vintage finds or family photos. This is a personal touch that will make your space feel more inviting.
  • Add something with texture to your walls. Think warm woods like this vintage printer’s tray or something woven like a macrame hanging.
Vintage Printer Tray with Air plants.

Bring Nature Inside:

  • Add some greenery: Houseplants are not only beautiful but also purify the air. Choose low-maintenance varieties like snake plants or ZZ plants. This DIY plant wall is an excellent way to display plants.
Clay pots on a DIY living plant wall.
  • Create a mini terrarium: This is a fun and easy way to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside and a great DIY for beginners.
Three glass terrariums add a touch of nature to your home.
  • Display natural materials: Use wood, stone, woven baskets, and other natural materials in your decor for a cozy, earthy feel.
Basket filled with orchids to add a cozy vibe to your home this winter.

Fresh Flowers Make Me Happy:

  • Fill your home with the fresh scent of flowers. Choose seasonal blooms like tulips, daffodils, or hyacinths.
Flowers, family photos and a cozy throw to add warmth to your winter home.
  • Get creative with your vases. Use vintage bottles (or, in my case, pretty liquor and wine bottles), mason jars, or even empty candle jars.
Bottle filled with greenery to add a cozy vibe to your home.
  • Place flowers in unexpected places. Try your nightstand, bathroom counter, or kitchen windowsill. I used little vases to make a fresh flower valance in a bedroom.
Fresh flowers in bud vases act as a window valance adding a cozy vibe.

Candles for Warmth and Scent:

  • Fill your home with the warm glow of candles. Choose scents that evoke cozy feelings, like vanilla, cinnamon, or this fireside candle.
Wood cast side table
  • Group candles together for a bigger impact. Try a mix of pillar candles, votives, and tea lights. Or try the very trendy new skinny candles.
  • Don’t forget the safety factor! Never leave burning candles unattended. that is the primary reason I am such a HUGE fan of candle warmers. I love this one and this one.
Black candle warmer.

As I settle into my own cozy corner, a steaming mug of tea in my hands, I can’t help but smile. Adding simple touches of comfort has turned January from a month to endure into a season of comfort for me. So go forth, my friends, and create your own cozy spaces. Fill your home with laughter and love and so much January coziness!

Until next time,


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