Try these cozy “West Coast” winter ideas, for living amid rain, wind, plus the odd January snow fall.
Burr it’s cold outside, so “Light a Fire” in the fireplace. No fireplace, then let’s improvise with pillar candles placed in a large fire retardant container such as a ceramic flowerpot or large serving dishes. Nothing says toasty, like safely placed flames.
Place a foot stool draped with a cozy folded throw, in front of your favorite place to sit, nothing says relaxation more, than the invitation to warm your feet, sipping a hot beverage.
Fresh flowers are always a warm and cozy welcome, especially in winter, remember to add fresh flowers to your grocery list.
Old books add warmth and interest to a room, bring out a few “tucked away” old volumes, then stack a few on a console or coffee table.
It’s a good time to layer on the rugs, keep your toes happy by putting a rug by your bedside, in the bathroom, and at the front door. A faux sheep skin can be draped at the end of a bed, on the seat of an occasional chair, or layered on the floor, careful it may become your pets favorite place to curl up on a winter day.
Pile on the pillows, on the bed and the sofas. Choose soft and comfortable throw pillows to encourage cuddling up and reading a good book in front of the fire, your feet up and covered in a cozy throw blanket. Sipping a latte, with the smell of fresh flowers lingering in the air. Now that’s the way to get cozy on a chilly January winter day!
Roxanne Griese is a writer and an artist; visit www.artbyroxanne.ca.