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10 Ways to Warm Up Your Apartment This Winter

10 Ways to Warm Up Your Apartment This Winter

With winter comes snow days, chilly mornings and cold walks to class. At the end of the day, coming home to a warm apartment is the best way to take a break from the cold.

Here are 10 ways to warm up your apartment all season long.

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1. Bundle up with a blanket

Blankets are the easiest way to snuggle up and get warm. Draping a shaggy or chunky knit blanket over your couch or bed will add texture and give your apartment a comfortable feel. If you’re looking for some real warmth, a heated blanket will do the trick.

2. Throw on some pillows

You can’t have throw blankets without throw pillows. Throw pillows are a great way to warm up and personalize your apartment. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, and the more there are, the merrier.

For a super snug look, faux-fur pillows and knitted throws are a great way to go.

3. Light a few candles

Candles add a warm ambiance to your apartment. Go with a winter scent for the season or simply one that sticks to your warm and cozy theme. If you want an all-natural candle, there are a variety available that are made with essential oils or soy products.

4. Keep warm by the fire

There’s nothing better than sitting by the fire after a day out in the cold. Candles are nice, but if you’re looking for actual warmth, a fireplace is the perfect solution. Yes, most apartments don’t come with a fireplace, but adding an artificial fireplace can provide you with the same comfortable atmosphere.

Space heaters are another great option to increase the warmth of your living space.

5. Add some lights

Lights are a cute and trendy way to make your apartment feel more cheerful in the winter. Hanging string lights, twinkle lights or globe lights will add some soft lighting to your living space and make it the perfect atmosphere for a movie marathon or a night in with friends.

6. Sip delicious, hot drinks from quirky mugs

Whether you’re a fan of coffee, tea, cider or hot chocolate, sipping on a warm drink is a great way to relax and warm up on any cold day.

During these winter months, personalized mugs are a must-have to enjoy your favorite hot beverages. Cheer on Tar Heels with a UNC mug, get motivated with an inspirational mug or get a matching set for you and your roommates to share.

7. Lay down some rugs

Cover up and decorate your cold floors with some cute and cozy rugs. This adds a personalized element to your living space and keeps your apartment feeling extra snug. There are a number of rugs to choose from, so you can get funky with fur, pick your favorite print or keep it simple.

8. Cook with a slow cooker

A nice, hot meal is a great way to warm yourself up in the winter. A slow cooker is the perfect kitchen tool to have in your apartment if you’re craving a warm bowl of soup or chili after a cold day. Not only are they super easy to use, but they’re also convenient for meals that you can prep ahead of time and come home to at the end of the day.

9. Don some lazy day lounge wear

Stock up on a few lazy day essentials for those chilly days that make you want to lounge indoors all day long. Warm up with some fuzzy socks or slippers , throw on a pair of joggers, get comfy with a plush robe or spend the day relaxing in a classic Snuggie.

10. Warm up with personal heaters

When blankets and slippers aren’t enough, hand and foot warmers are the perfect solution to your winter weather woes. These cool products are made specially to keep your fingers and toes nice and warm when it gets too cold.

Heels Housing wants to help you keep warm during these cold winter months, and with these simple tips, it’s easy to do. If you’re a student on the hunt for a new place to live, we can help with that too! Feel free to visit our website and check out the current listings.

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