Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

We may not have much snow in San Antonio, but Duette Honeycomb Shades are a good way to insulate your windows year 'round.

For many of us, colder temperatures outside means spending more time inside our homes. We still have a couple of months of winter left, so this is a guide for ways to winterize your home – in the non-traditional sense. Here are five simple ideas to make your space a cozier place for snuggling up and staying warm:

  1. Cover windows to keep it warmer. A lot of heat can escape through our windows. Having quality window treatments in place can help keep the heat in and the cold out. Window Fashions of Texas has a huge variety of beautiful treatments that are both practical and fashionable.
  2. Run an Oil Diffuser. These handy little devices are rising in popularity with the prevalence of Essential Oils. Essential Oils are being utilized for everything from boosting the immune system to helping you sleep better. My favorite concoction includes Thieves Oil for immunity, Breathe Clear for respiratory health, and Lemon for elevating mood.
  3. Set Up a Game or Puzzle Station. Instead of spending hours in front of the TV while you avoid the cold, why not set up a table with games and puzzles? Playing games and doing puzzles not only increase cognitive functioning, but they also invite relationship building and fun!
  4. Clear the Clutter. This is a great time of year to clean out closets, drawers, pantries, and cupboards. Once the clutter is gone, you can get in there and deep clean those spaces, as well. Then you can really enjoy all the time you’re spending inside your comfortable, clean home.
  5. Grow Plants Indoors. A great way to naturally cleanse the air you breathe is by having plants in your home. They increase oxygen levels in the home as well as provide some moisture – something we need as we run our heaters that tend to dry out our homes and our skin.

What do you do to make your home comfy and warm when it’s cold outside?