With unbearable temperatures outside, it is the time of year that many of us in Chicago like to hibernate in our homes to stay in from the icy cold and piling snow in Chiberia. Especially for apartment dwellers with limitations on major remodeling changes, it can be a challenge to make an apartment feel like a cozy home. Here are some tips to make your indoor stay more comfortable and cozy for this time of year:
1. PILLOWS & BLANKETS
Toss a variety of decorative pillows and a cozy throw on your couch. Be sure to play with different colors and textured fabrics to add a vibrant accent. Check our some unique pillows at Wrightwood Furniture Co. in Lakeview.
Add some color and texture to your windows by installing drapes. Drapes can also be very efficient and cost effective by helping to insulate your home from the cold. In the North Center neighborhood, take a look at Curtain Couture for a variety of drapery and blinds.
4. READING MATERIAL
Place some of your favorite books or magazines on display on a coffee or end table in your living room.
5. CONTROLLED BURN
Fire up that fireplace and give your home a true sense of warmth. If you don’t have a fireplace in your home, a display of candles can embody a similar cozy atmosphere to your living space.