Without knowing what the next few months will look like, planning ahead can be a challenge; however, one thing we can probably count on is a lot of time at home. With cooler temps in the forecast, now is a great time to start preparing for a cozy winter indoors.
If you’re not in the mood to tackle a major home renovation, here are a few simple ways you can spruce up your space and make it the ultimate sanctuary from the cold.
Lighten Things Up – Lighting can make or break a home, so one of the best ways you can improve the overall feel of your space is to do a lighting audit and make sure you have adequate light in each room. An easy and inexpensive way to brighten up your space is to add a lamp, a sconce or two, or some LED candles.
Say It With Style – One way to make coming home more enjoyable and increase your curb appeal is to start with one of the first things you see: your house number. Pinterest has a lot of great ideas for the avid DIY’er but, if that’s not up your alley, etsy is a great resource for custom signage and – BONUS – you get to support a small business in the process!
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Give Your Entryway a Makeover – Having a place to hang bags, coats, and scarfs, as well as storage for shoes, when you first walk in the house can make life so much easier, and there are plenty of attractive ways to accomplish this! Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Install wainscoting and hooks for easy access to every day cold weather essentials
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2. A simple bench with baskets underneath offers an attractive alternative for shoe storage
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3. Create a custom built in to house backpacks, shoes, gloves, etc – this one is from The DIY Mommy