Oh boy, do we love cozy season! This is one of the best times of year to feel snuggly at home. Though the temperatures may be dropping, you can feel safe and warm inside. The great news is that the holidays make it easy to create that cozy vibe that you crave. And it doesn’t even cost much money! Here are the best tips we’ve found for making your home lovely and inviting for the holidays.

Add candles

Candlelight makes any space look magical. Candles are the perfect way to add a cozy vibe to your home at this time of year. If you want to give your space a specific holiday vibe, then opt for candles in greens, reds, metallics, and whites. Go for scented candles with holiday smells like vanilla, cinnamon, fir, or cranberry. You can also make it simple with white pillar candles placed around your home. If you’re concerned about open flames, then opt for battery-operated candles. They look just like the real thing.

Toss in some throw pillows and blankets

Put those light summer blankets and pillows in storage. For the holidays, you can create a cozy vibe with seasonal choices like velvet, faux fur, and knits. Plaids are also a great pattern for instantly making a home feel festive. Make sure there are plenty of blankets available so that guests can use them, too.

Put a tree in your bedroom

People normally put their Christmas trees in their living rooms. But who says you can’t put one in your bedroom, too? Who doesn’t love the light from a pretty holiday tree? Set one up in the corner of your bedroom, or opt for a small tabletop variety for your dresser. Dress it with some simple lights and ornaments. When you fall asleep at night, perhaps you’ll have sugar plums dancing in your head!

Make stovetop potpourri

Aroma is a big part of creating a cozy holiday vibe. Think of all the smells you love from the season — evergreen trees, vanilla, the scent of baking cookies. You can easily make your home smell great all day by cooking up a little stovetop potpourri. All you need to do is gather a few ingredients you probably already have on hand like citrus slices, cloves, cranberries, and rosemary. Add them to a pot, cover them with water, and let them simmer on the stove. It’s a cheap and easy way to instantly create a cozy vibe!

Add natural touches

Finally, you can create a cozy holiday vibe at home by adding natural touches. This is a very inexpensive way to decorate as you might be able to find these things in your own yard. Group branches together in a pretty vase and add string lights. Put a festive bowl of oranges, lemons, and cranberries on the dining room table. Arrange pinecones in a wooden bowl on a side table with a candle or two. The best part is that you can later eat or compost these items, so they won’t take up any extra storage space!

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