THE 5 THINGS I USE TO CREATE A WINTER SITTING PORCH AND MAKE IT FEEL COZY!
I’m not sure what’s going on with our weather here in Michigan but winter came blowing in early November and buried us in snow, so much that hubby had to plow our driveway several times. Now all of a sudden it’s back in the 50’s.
Making it warm enough to grab a soft cuddly blanket and sip hot chocolate on the front porch. What the heck’s with that, right? My family ready for some snow, hubby and the boys have their snowmobiles all gassed up and ready to go. If the Upper Peninsula gets snow they’ll be heading there for a trip.
Here’s what I do to create a cozy spot on the porch for myself:
Of course who doesn’t want to be surrounded with fluffy pillows that make the space comfy and warm. I just recently made that deer pillow. I had an oatmeal linen plain pillow cover and thought I’d add a little bling to it to carry my decor the rest of the way through winter without felling Christmasy.
No one can own to many throws in my opinion. I’m one of those people that walk by them in a store and have to feel them all. If you only have the space for a couple I recommend going with something in a neutral tone, an animal print, or something that has a solid color on one side and a pattern on the other.
No matter what the temperature is a candle always adds warmth to a space. I find in the evening before the sun has complete set a candle is even enough light to read by. My favorite scents always contain vanilla, or a spice and my favorite brand is Yankee Candle. I’ve just never found another brand that has the scent all the way through the candle like they do.
I think a space feels warmer if earthy elements are added. In the winter I go with pine cones and deer antlers. The season dictates what I use.
And the final thing is potted plants wether there real or faux it brings life to a space. This is the time of year that I try and find live herb plants at the farmers market to decorate and cook with. For some reason they don’t stay living long indoors during the winter months but I love the way they smell and taste, it’s like a breath of summer.