Ways to Make Your Home Cozier This Winter

Living in Long Beach means enjoying mild winters, but that doesn’t mean our homes can’t benefit from a touch of coziness as the temperatures dip. Here’s how you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home this winter, without overhauling your entire decor.

Layer with Throws and Pillows

In Long Beach, we rarely need heavy-duty winter gear. Similarly, our homes don’t need heavy drapes or thick carpets. Instead, add warmth with layers. Toss a few plush throw blankets over your couch, and pile some soft pillows. These can easily be removed or changed according to the season.

Play with Lighting

The shorter days of winter mean less natural light. Compensate by introducing various light sources. Think string lights for a whimsical touch, floor lamps for warmth, and candles (real or LED) for a cozy ambiance. Remember, the goal is to create a warm glow, not a bright, office-like environment.

Incorporate Natural Elements

Long Beach’s natural beauty is a year-round luxury. Bring some of those elements indoors. Pine cones, branches, and even a bowl of citrus fruits can add a natural, cozy feel to your space.

Introduce Warm Colors

You don’t need to repaint your walls; simply introducing accessories in warm colors can make a big difference. Think throw pillows, vases, or even art in hues of red, orange, or gold.

Create a Reading Nook

There’s nothing cozier than curling up with a good book. Create a small reading nook in a corner of your living room or bedroom. A comfortable chair, a soft lamp, and a side table for your coffee or tea will make for the perfect winter retreat.

Rearrange Your Furniture

Consider the arrangement of your living space. In winter, it can be beneficial to arrange your furniture in a way that promotes conversation and closeness. A more intimate furniture layout can make the space feel warmer and more welcoming.

Indoor Plants for a Lively Touch

While your garden might not be in full bloom, indoor plants can keep your home feeling lively and fresh. Opt for low-maintenance plants that can thrive indoors.

Seasonal Scents

Finally, don’t forget the power of scent. Winter scents like cinnamon, pine, and vanilla can evoke a sense of warmth and comfort. Scented candles, essential oil diffusers, or homemade potpourri can do wonders.

Remember, creating a cozy home in Long Beach for the winter doesn’t require drastic changes. It’s all about adding layers, warmth, and personal touches that make your space feel inviting and comfortable. Enjoy the season!


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Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster