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39 Ways To Make Your Home So Much Cozier

Blanket fort, but make it grown-up.

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1. Set expectations for all your guests before they even walk in by placing a welcoming doormat at your entrance. Or just welcome yourself after a long-ass day at the office when you just want to crawl into a pile of pillows.

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Might I suggest one pair of summer slippers and one pair of winter ones for optimal temperature control?

Get them from Amazon: the left ones for $16.95+ (available in sizes 4.5/5–10/10.5 and five colors) and the right ones for $19.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and five colors).

Promising review (for the left pair): “These are open toe, which I was worried about. However, they are so cozy and adorable. I ordered these and the UGG version. I think the UGGs are going back. I live in the northeast so slippers are a must. I am ready to get rid of all my other slippers bc I only wear these. Side note, they appear to have a bit of a platform to the sole. You don’t feel that though. They feet just feel nestled into the slipper.” —iPhone addict

3. Transform your ceiling into the Northern Lights with a rotating projector that makes nighttime a little more magical.

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It even has a built-in speaker you can hook up to your phone (audio cable in included) for a fully ~mesmerizing~ experience.

Get it from Amazon for $23.96.

Promising review: “Literally, the first thing I said when I plugged it in was, ‘HOLY _____.’ It was that cool. I was skeptical cause its so cheap (price wise) but its a little solid night light that gives a BIG presentation. if its projecting on the ceiling it curves on the 90 degree angles, its cool as hell man. Then on top of that, it has an aux port for playing music. I got this for the kids…but I might be using it more.” —Gilbert Hernandez

4. Relax and unwind next to an essential oil diffuser with a sleek wood exterior that actually looks stylish.

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It also functions as a humidifier if essential oils aren’t your thing. PLUS, the LED ring around the middle changes colors!

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three wood colors).

Promising review: “Works great, really easy to use! Love the look and that it starts the moment you turn it on. Added four drops of oil and my whole living room and dining room smells amazing (also have an oscillating fan moving air around)! Very quiet, too! One of my favorite Amazon purchases.” —Ashley Molignoni

5. Pick color schemes and paint colors throughout your home that you find soothing, happy, and peaceful — color psychology might help you!

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7. Partition your room with an open shelf room divider that creates a perfect reading nook without making the space feel cramped.

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Get it from Amazon for $179.99 (also available in grey).

Promising review: “Excellent quality bookshelf made of actual varnished wood- not particleboard or veneer. Easy to put together’ all you have to do is unfold the pre-assembled frame and slide the shelves in — took all of five minutes, if even that. I am using this as a room divider in a studio apartment, and to store a few books/plants on. It gives the place a warm bohemian feel. Highly recommend!” —Suburban Soulgirl

8. Create ambience with battery-powered flameless candles with moving wicks that flicker realistically — without worrying about whether or not you left a candle burning. 🤔

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You can even control these ones with a remote!

Get the set of five from Amazon for $15.99.

Promising review: “I bought these as a gift for my grandmother who wanted to look and feel of candles without having to worry about the fire aspect. These were right on the money! She loved them. Easy to use, the brightness was great, and they are definitely safe. Comes with a remote control for easy lighting and even a self timer to shut off so they don’t wear out the battery.” —Taija

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Get them from Amazon for $39.98 each.

Promising review: “This went into my bathroom because I hate bright light in the morning and when taking a bath. Puts off enough light I can move around and do stuff until I wake up, but subtle enough it’s relaxing and even romantic. It’d be great anywhere, outdoor dining, indoor dining ambiance.. good quality item!” —Abby

10. Keep your chairs from scratching your floors — and make them look outrageously adorable — with chair socks. Sweaters for your furniture? Who knew?!

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Why am I starting to worry that my dining chairs will get cold without these?

Get a set of 24 from Amazon for $16.99 (also available in black).

Promising review: “I was doubting if I should get these, but am so glad I did. These are the best! So much better than the little felt sticky pads that I was always replacing and re-situating. Our hardwoods are now securely protected from our chairs. And while they somewhat blend in/we don’t notice them anymore, when someone points it out it’s always ‘where did you get those? I need those too!'” —Georgia58

11. Or try these purrfect chair socks that look like little cat feet. These are just about the only paws that *don’t* scratch your floors.

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Get a variety set of 20 from Amazon for $12.59.

Promising review: “LOVE LOVE these!!! Not only are they cute and adorable, but also very functional. I bought these because of my frustration with other products I’ve tried that left marks on my hardwood floors. My chair legs are thick and I was worried they might not fit, but they stretched nicely and did not slip or slide off. I have tried several other options from rubber tips to felt pads and all of them fall or slide off after a while. We use our chairs every day, multiple times a day and they have not worn out. They very obviously prevent scratches. They look like the chairs have gotten socks to keep their legs warm with these cat paws. Excellent design and manufacture with a nice dose of whimsy. I will definitely buy more of these just to have as back up.” —Zhangsu

12. Light up (and scent up) a room with a soy wax candle inspired by and named after authors; for example, Edgar Allen Poe is a blend of cardamom, absinthe, and sandalwood.

13. Cuddle up with a faux fur blanket that comes in 12 colors to perfectly match your decor — and will make your home feel like Winterfell in its pre-Bolton, pre-undead invasion glory days.

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Get it from Amazon for $29.98 (available in five sizes and 12 colors)

Promising review: “I started off calling this the Jon Snow blanket because it reminded me of the fluffy cape he wears, but now my family and I refer to this amazing blanket simply as Jon Snow. My house knows no blanket except for the king of the blankets named Stark. Also be forewarned, if you have any direwolves, they will immediately take over Jon Snow and he will no longer belong to you. I’m considering ordering a second one just for myself now. My direwolf likes to get into mischief around the house when I shower, but if I put Jon Snow in the bathroom, my little wolf will curl up on him and behave the whole time. Jon Snow is beautiful, soft on both sides, and great to cuddle with. He is also machine washable and dryable and comes out looking just like new so long as you wash him in cold water and tumble dry him on low heat. He is from the North after all.” —Samantha A

Check out all the deets and reviews from people who can’t stop raving about this blanket in This Impossibly Cozy Blanket Is Everything You Need This Winter.

14. Or relax under a weighted blanket some people have said has helped with anxiety, stress, and insomnia.

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It’s available in 10 sizes and weights, so whether you’re looking for one for a kid, for yourself, or to use in a king or queen–sized bed with your partner, there’s an option for you!

Get it from Amazon for $49+ (available in 21 colors and patterns).

Promising review: “This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. Even with many doctors appointments and medications — NOTHING worked! On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I thought I would give this blanket a try. This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state!!! Its is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs and boy just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off to a sound sleep!!! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body. I actually ordered the 15-pound blanket for my weight and height because I wanted the extra weight just in case. I decided to go ahead an order a second one if I have an emergency situation and need even more weight on my legs…This product is phenomenal to say the least!!!” —DeAnn Barksdale

15. Display ALL the throw blankets on a leaning wall ladder for a cozy atmosphere — plus you and your guests can just grab one and snuggle at will.

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Get this one from Amazon for $55 (available in black and white).

Promising review: “I’ve been searching for the perfect ladder to store my blankets at thrift stores for years! Now that we are redoing our house, I figured I’d bite the bullet and buy one new! I was shocked to find this one at such a good price! I love the wood accent at the top! It can pass as modern, industrial, or farmhouse! I think I may get one for a towel rack in my bathroom now it’s that cute! My husband was even impressed with it, which says a lot! He thought it was attached to the wall, that’s how sturdy it is!” —HeatherA

16. Or to reduce clutter, fold up your blankets and store them in wire baskets for a cuddly-chic display you can keep right on a shelf or next to your couch.

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Get a set of two (one small and one large) from Amazon for $38.15+ (available in copper and grey)

17. Lay a faux sheepskin on the floor to cushion your feetsies when you step out of bed in the morning (it also looks super interior design-y draped over your couch or the foot of your bed!)

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Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

Promising review: “I LOVE THIS!!! It’s exactly what I wanted!! It’s beautiful and soft and apparently easy to wash and maintain? I haven’t done that yet so I’ll have to get back to you.. but it looks exactly like the pictures! Perfect accent piece and great background for flat lays!” —1234

18. If you’re looking to add some greenery to your space but don’t want to add the stress of keeping it alive, choose one of these low-maintenance, hard-to-kill indoor plans.

19. You can get plants like the fiddle leaf fig mentioned above on Bloomscape — they’ll tell you how much attention they need (so you don’t kill plant after plant), whether they’re pet-friendly, and how big they’ll get!

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Get the fiddle leaf fig from Bloomscape for $195.

20. Pile your bed/couch/chairs with a borderline excessive number of throw pillows; choose a velvet option for an incredibly luxe look.

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They’ll make you want to leap onto your couch or bed, plus they’ll hide your insanely wrinkled duvet cover.

Get them from Amazon for $8.99 each (available in 29 velvet colors and four sizes).

And get highly-rated pillow inserts to fit these covers from Amazon for $8.99 each.

21. Map out a gallery wall to add dimension and personality to your walls, and celebrate your favorite things, whether it’s artwork, prints from your favorite pieces of pop culture, or photos of your family and friends.

22. And spring for a pre-thought out multipack set of frames to make creating your gallery wall even easier!

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You’ll get two 8×10, five 5×7, nineteen 4×6, plus all the hanging hardware!

Get this set of 26 frames, in black and white, from Amazon for $56.69.

Promising review: “I love how this came with a layout template and everything you need for hanging (had I been using this in a place where I could put holes in the wall it would have been great). The frames are in good condition and the packaging was thoughtful to minimize potential damage. It was definitely a great buy for the price and I would purchase again for my home.” —Rebel Geek

23. Opt for a color-changing Bluetooth speaker night-light to truly set a relaxing mood. Plus it’s dimmable, so you can lower it for the perfect transition to naptime.

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Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

Promising review: “I was just looking for a night-light but then I saw that I could get a speaker built-in with it. Amazon’s selection of items never seizes to amaze me! Anyways, the light is nice and bright as I wanted, and the colors are very beautiful and deep. The speaker is also quite powerful. A cool novelty feature that I loved is that you can set it so that the light pulses with your music, although its really just something cool to show people at a party. The fact that you can change colors just by tapping the top is cooler and more responsive than I thought it’d be.” —Russel Washington

24. Cushion your feet under a patterned shag rug in a bold print that looks super expensive and feels amazing.

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Get a 7’6″‘x9’6″ rug from Novogratz on Amazon for $295 (available in five sizes and in beige and white).

Promising review: “I love the design in this rug! It was perfectly retro and added some life to my drab laundry room. It was the exact length as described. It’s very soft, easy to vacuum and sturdy construction. I haven’t had any lint or unraveling in the several months I’ve had it. The white is a little hard to keep clean in a higher traffic area but it is easy to spot clean. Mine did not have the odor some other reviews mentioned. It didn’t smell like anything. It took a couple days to completely uncurl from shipping. Came on time and in perfect condition. Great price! I highly recommend!” —Mitzi Robinis

25. Warm a room with an electric fireplace that has 3D log detailing and side windows that make it look incredibly realistic.

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And most importantly, you can use it with or without heat!

Get it from Amazon for $189.99+ (available in five colors).

Promising review: “So beautiful! It has many more features than I originally thought. It even has a digital thermostat — if you open the door, there are extra controls there to put it at the temperature that you desire. It keeps a large room nice and toasty. It really feels tranquil, with the flame that resembles a real fireplace. I am so happy with my choice and I’ve seen this sold at much higher prices at other places, so the value is amazing. No regrets about this purchase whatsoever!” —Dazzling Dame

26. Decorate an accent wall or your bookshelves with stunning branch string lights to transform your room into an ethereal secret garden.

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Get them from Amazon for $23.99.

Promising review: “Love these lights! They are perfect. I have them across my entertainment center and they look so awesome. I like having lowlights like this all year round, and these are just so perfect. I will be buying more for the bedroom.” —Barbara

27. Set up a chair comfy enough for reading ALL DAY. This one functions as a recliner AND rocking chair. Options!

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Get it from Amazon for $106.95.

Promising review: “I really didn’t think this was going to be a decent chair. I got it for my in laws house where we frequently visit for a weekend a month. I figured it would work for this but didn’t set my hopes too high especially for this price. This is such a great chair. My baby has had three naps here today and I dozed off once. I didn’t think the cushion would be comfortable enough for a nap but it is. The arm rests are at a good level for me and there are a few inches on either side of me making this the widest rocker I own. It feels pretty sturdy.” —Ash G.

28. Attach fake antlers to your wall for added storage and hanging space that actually looks cute.

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Perfect for hanging coats, blankets, or towels!

Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

Promising review: “I love these hooks. They are good and solid without being too large. I purchased two of them and hung them in the entryway (one higher and one next it to it a little lower). It looks awesome! The gold color makes them look more modern and decorative, but they still fit into our rustic design. There are several hooks but for perspective, we hang two to three winter coats on each one. You really couldn’t fit more than that. If you were using it for jewelry or sweaters, you could fit five to six items on each hook. They were so easy to hang up as well. They come with hardware and after marking two quick holes, you can have them hung within minutes.” —Katie

29. Make your home feel like a 5-star hotel by stocking plush Turkish cotton towels that also absorb water really well so you feel cozy, rather than shivery, coming out of the shower.

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Get a set of four bath towels from Amazon for $44.99 (available in packs of two and four and in four colors/color combos.

Promising review: “These are incredible. When they say hotel quality, they mean it. Not just any hotel but the best hotels. I replaced all of my towels and wash clothes with these and I don’t regret it at all. They are a little pricey but hey, you get what you pay for.” —S Roland

30. Luxuriate in the tub with a sleek grey bamboo bath caddy to securely hold your favorite novel, your phone and (most importantly) a glass of wine while you luxuriate amongst the bubbles.

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This organic bamboo caddy resists mold and bacteria, and it’s expandable up to 43 inches to fit most tubs (including clawfoot tubs!).

Get it from Amazon for $44.97 (available in five colors).

Promising review: “This caddy has been a great addition to my bath time ritual. I feel more comfortable bringing my iPad and iPhone into the bath as the caddy provides secure spots for them so I can catch up on my favorite show while sipping my favorite beverage. It is sturdy and has compartments for everything. Plus, I love the gray color — matches my gray bathroom perfectly!” —Meredith

If you’re concerned about bringing your ereader into the bath, might I suggest the newest Kindle Paperwhite? It’s WATERPROOF!

31. Turn your shower into a spa experience by DIYing a smooth pebble bathmat.

32. Hang velvet curtains to keep your room warm and add old-timey charm — they also work as blackout curtains for mornings you just don’t want the sun to be up quite yet.

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Get a pair of panels from Amazon for $57.99 (available in six lengths and 17 colors).

Promising review: “Beautiful! They look and feel fantastic! They are very heavy, and I’m using tension rods to hold them so I hope they don’t fall! The length and look is perfect for our new home! The grey is a beautiful medium-light silver. In the picture I hung them right out of the packaging and there are not too many wrinkles. I think the rest might fall out by themselves. What a great price for such good quality!” —Amazon Customer

33. Or add some understated loveliness — and a dose of texture without darkening your room — by hanging breezy curtains with a sheer floral design.

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Don’t like the pink? There are 19 colors and patterns to choose from.

Get them from Amazon for $9.49 (available in five sizes).

Promising review: “These curtains are absolutely GORGEOUS!! Ridiculously low price for the quality. The items arrived much faster than anticipated, even though it was not a Prime item.” —Festygirl

34. Turn an old or thrifted cable knit sweater into a pouf or ottoman you can use as a footrest.

35. Or if all of your sweaters are in good condition, thank you very much, check out this charcoal pouf that doubles as extra seating.

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Get it from World Market for $99.99.

Promising review: “Quality is great and the color and weave are so pretty! Sturdy! Using it as a footrest with my West Elm charcoal chair!” —Ginny M.

36. Make the inside of your home better than the outside by hanging a swinging hammock chair that begs to be read in.

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This one can be used indoor *and* outdoor.

Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

Promising review: “These hammock chairs are amazing! It is sturdy and quite comfortable! The first time I sat in one, I almost fell asleep. I love it is oversized and can extend out so you can rest your legs. I have them installed with a clip so they can be removed when not in use. The pillows make it so soft to lay on. It’s made with good quality material so you know it’s going to last for years. I like the tan color. This way when you have it outside it will not get hot from the sun. Definitely worth buying over other chairs I have tried. Buy it. Well worth every penny.” —Joyce Gore

37. Take a nap on a sleek chaise lounge that will make you feel like a gentleman or lady of leisure.

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The backrest of this one folds back flat so you can use it as a temporary guest sleeper too!

Get it from Amazon for $204.78 (available in eight colors and fabrics, including velvet, faux leather, and linen).

Promising review: “We cannot believe this is so cheap! It is amazing quality! The fabric is beautifully done and the legs screw on and are sturdy. My daughter sits in it to do her homework and then we lay the back rest down when friends sleep over and it is a guest bed in her room! We bought one of those little tables usually for couches that you pull over the couch. With this chaise, she can pull it over her legs while sitting and it is like a desk so fantastic homework spot. Just love it!” —Kindle Customer

38. Scatter donut pillows all over your place, because nothing says ~deliciously cozy~ like a dozen of these bad boys.

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A fun fact: a lot of reviewers who have these ones to help when sleeping with new ear piercings!

Get them from Amazon for $11.99 each (available in three designs).

Promising review: “Almost good enough to eat! If you have ever imagined what it would be like to lay on a donut bed you may enjoy this pillow. It is soft and an excellent way to relax.” —Lauren Rogers

39. And curl up with The Little Book of Hygge, a volume that’ll help you embrace the Danish concept of “hygge,” a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.

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Would recommend pairing with a yummy Danish.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $18.39.

Promising review: “Thorough, clear, and with a sprinkling of snark make this the best book I’ve read on ‘hygge,’ and I’ve read LOTS of them. Still looking for someone who can translate the concepts of summer hygge-ing from the cool, crisp woodlands and beaches of Scandinavia to the soggy, humid, bug-infested backyards of America though.” –Hornblower

Time to get cozy!

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