Don’t let the longer, colder days of winter get you down! These 20 items will help make the days warmer and brighter even when the weather keeps you inside. From warm slippers and matching pyjamas for everyone, including the dog, to heated blankets and house decor that instantly warms the heart, wintertime at home can be cozy and fun.
Winter Accessories to Warm You Up
Wearable sherpa blankets will keep you warm whether you are working on your computer, watching TV, or playing video games. Pockets are must-haves for keeping necessities close at hand. Take it outside to the firepit or cheer on your favourite players at an outdoor game.
Warm slippers are a necessity for cold days. Surround your feet in warmth with plush fleece slippers. Look for solid rubber soles for indoor and outdoor traction and memory foam inners to help retain shape with wear. Machine washable fabrics make slippers easy-care.
Sheepskin insoles make any shoes or slippers warmer. Look for arch support, and you’ll be walking on air all winter long.
Foot massagers provide more than just warmth for your feet. Look for multiple levels of vibration and heat.
Matching pyjamas are excellent choices for everyone! Plaids, stripes, and holiday themes with feet and hoods for all ages make everyone smile. Look for bow ties and bandanas for your dog. Then, break out the board games!
Warm Home Touches
Heated blankets top the list of affordable warmth. Want to snuggle with everyone in the family? Go for an oversized blanket. Look for machine-washable blankets with auto-off features and temperature and dual controls if you like your side of the bed warmer or cooler than the person you are sharing it with.
Colourful pillows add a splash to the sometimes drab winter season. Mongolian fur, sheepskin, and fake fur bring cozy warmth to your furniture. Look for oversized pillows and floor cushions for lounging around watching a favourite holiday movie. Trade out your usual ones for pillows with holiday or winter themes.
Area rugs are essential in the winter if your home has hardwood floors, adding warmth and texture. Consider a second rug to layer over an existing rug for cushioning underfoot. No one likes to hop out of bed onto a cold floor, so add a plush area rug next to your bed.
Throw blankets are perfect for reading chairs. Blankets in 100% wool or cotton with a bit of heft are great for snuggling. It’s all about layers!
Flannel or fleece sheets provide a cozier, warmer bed for the winter season. Look for soft, lightweight sets. Your bed will be so comfy, you won’t want to get out!
A ceramic space heater with an adjustable thermostat ensures you stay both warm and safe. Look for high and low heat settings as well as fan-only and tip-over protection.
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Best Winter Kitchen Accessories
An instant pot is one of the nicest things you can do for your family. Fast and easy recipes abound this season to ensure a hot delicious meal is ready at the end of the day. Be sure it has a removable dishwasher-safe insert and lid for super-fast cleanup.
A hot drink station set-up is a simple addition that feels fancy. Equip it with several different coffees and teas, creamers, and flavours. Include the kids with hot chocolate, marshmallows, and peppermint candy cane stirrers.
Upgraded mugs can make your hot drink station super fun and help keep your to-go drinks hot! Modern, retro, traditional, eclectic, rustic, or glam, there’s one for everyone. Look for double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your hot beverage hot, or try a mug warmer to keep your drink hot. If you are on the go, a thermos mug might be your ticket to warmth!
New cookbooks from your favourite chefs can inspire creativity and new well-loved creations. Snowed-in weekends call for delicious warm meals and snacks. Hunker down and bake, bake, bake.
Don’t Forget the Bathroom Accessories!
Candles and essential oils will turn your bathroom into your own personal spa. Draw a hot bath, light those candles and get ready to relax.
Portable speakers bring calming music to your newly upgraded spa bathroom. Look for one that is waterproof and has a decent range.
A cozy robe is a must when you get out of your luxurious bath. Fleece, plush, or flannel are the best materials for keeping warm in the winter.
Winter Lighting Accessories
Nightlights for the bathroom or hallway become essential as daylight gets shorter. Choose one with low wattage to keep on all day for warm lighting or with motion detection to instantly light up dark spaces.
Twinkling lights are not just for the holidays. Place white lights around the mantle, along your staircase, or in your bedroom all winter long. Battery operated and auto on-and-off are essential features.
These winter accessory ideas will keep you toasty from the inside out and add a warming ambiance to all your living spaces!