As we’re settling in for the winter…

and getting ready for the busy holiday season approaching, we’re thinking about how we can add layers to our spaces and create experiences in our environments to encourage warmth for ourselves and our guests.

When it comes to curating our spaces during colder months, it’s not just about hanging the stockings or decorating the tree but also about creating moments that feel inviting and last all winter long. Today, we’re sharing a few simple ways to create a cozy atmosphere that can carry through into the new year once the tinsel is down from the tree and the holiday leftovers are gone. As told by Studio McGee. 

Add layers of textiles  

Adding layers of textiles is a simple way to add coziness to your space, and we love switching out our pillows and throws with each new season to tell a new story with our styling and bring in fresh elements of color and texture. We add more layers than usual during the winter months to ensure there are throws in grabbing-distance for everyone and pillows to add warmth to our material palettes. Photo from McGee & Co. 2020 Winter Catalogue.

Light a seasonal candle  

There’s nothing like burning a candle (or two) to set the mood and create ambiance, especially when the days are shorter and colder. Candles bring so much warmth to a space, and the right scent can transform the entire experience of your home. We love lighting warm scents that feel inviting and fill the room for hours of conversation in the wintertime. Photo from McGee & Co. 2021 Holiday Collection.

Bring in textural elements

We love going heavy on textural elements in the wintertime to bring more character and dimension to our homes. Foraged greenery or wintery branches, vintage decor, and imperfect natural materials made from ceramic or wood can add depth and warmth wherever they are placed. Image from McGee & Co. 2021 Winter Catalogue.

Consider your lighting levels  

So much of creating a cozy, welcoming environment is about considering your lighting and adding levels to bring ambiance to your space. In darker, colder months, lighting is even more important, and we like to think high and low when it comes to overhead, lamp, and sconce lighting. Sometimes, turning off your overhead lighting and adding a few floor and table lamps to add new levels is all you need to create a cozier atmosphere. Image from McGee & Co. 2021 Winter Catalogue.

Bake your favorite treats 

There’s nothing like baking your favorite treats to bring the feeling of coziness to your home, and it’s a great way to carry through the joy of the holidays in the cold winter months.

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