Let's get cozy - Surviving Cabin Fever

Winter is here in full force! Sure, there are some really great things that winter brings: winter sports, hot chocolate, sitting by the fire, an excuse to put eggnog in coffee. But let's get real, looking out the window has become a bit depressing - shorter days, little light and blistering wind seeping through my old windows. Here are a few simple tips to help cozy-up your home for the winter so you don't get cabin fever during the hibernation season. 

1. Bring the outside in: Not talking about the weather here. Invest in indoor plants, the more the better. Besides making your space more inviting, extensive studies have been done to prove that indoor plants help purify your air quality and even improve your mental health. If you don't have a green thumb then get low maintenance plants like bamboo, succulents, pothos or palms. These plants will survive anywhere!

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Get creative with your placement - no room should be off limits. I just love the use of the Vipp trash bin and tree print!   

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2. Layer textures: Sheepskin rugs and throws have skyrocketed in popularity the last couple of years... and I'm still not over them! Here are some great examples of how to use sheepskin and other [fake] fur to warm up your space. 

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Fur isn't the only options, you can also go for wool, cashmere, knits and any other comfy fabric. 

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3. Light the fire: Spruce up your fireplace mantel and hearth to really make it a gathering space. There is nothing more cozy than curling up in front of a roaring fireplace!

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If you don't have a fireplace, load up on the candles. I personally love the minimal candle collection by H&M's Home line:

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