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My favorite season is here. As we approach the holidays, it truly is my most favorite time of the year to be snuggled up at home. Something is so sweet and pure about snuggling up alongside the Christmas tree, looking at the twinkling lights, listening to soft Christmas music, and connecting with the ones we love so dear. Which is why I am a firm believer that the holiday season be spent with purpose and intention. The holidays should be spent snuggled up with our favorite things and comfort at home for the holidays is a must! Therefore, I have put together a quick list of 5 ways for you to feel comfort at home this holiday season!
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Everyone deserves to feel warmth, joy, and love all year long, but especially around the holidays. I hope this list of ways to find comfort at home this holiday season can inspire you to create a cozy, holiday atmosphere within your own home this holiday season to truly make the most of all the things. From cozy decor, to sweet holiday smells, and soft Christmas tunes, you can bet that this season of joy will be extra cozy this year. These five ways to feel comfort at home this holiday season are designed for you to truly rest in the joy and peace of this time of year!
The very first thing to do in order to feel comfort at home this holiday season is to create a welcoming environment. Think to yourself, how do I want to feel as I walk in the doors each day after I get home from work and settle in for the night. A welcoming environment to walk in to can be as simple as a clean and clutter free kitchen to greet you after a long day of work.
Or a welcoming environment can mean a delicious pot of white chicken chili slow-cooking in the crockpot. Another idea is to use automatic timers for your lights and Christmas decorations, so that way when you get return home at the end of the day you can walk into an inviting space. Comfort at home for the holidays can be found in a welcoming environment, that does not have to be difficult to create.
Another great way to make your home a place of comfort this holiday season is to really speak to your senses. The power of smell is incredible and can unlock greater feelings of comfort and joy within us for the holidays. Therefore, I encourage you to use your favorite holiday scents to create your ideal, comforting home environment this holiday season. Whether you prefer to light your favorite candle, or diffuse your favorite holiday diffuser blend of essential oils, by using your favorite holiday scents you are curating your very own home of comfort this holiday season!
Next up on our list of bringing comfort home this holiday season is to create areas within your home for comfort and warmth. Think, add in your favorite cozy throw blankets and pillows. Nestle up with a cup of hot cocoa, topped with marshmallows, in your favorite holiday mug. Wear your favorite holiday jammies and cozy, campfire socks. Create an inviting environment within your home that embraces all the snuggles and all things cozy. Make it a priority to cozy up this holiday season and embrace the comfort that it brings.
The fourth tip to creating comfort in your home this holiday season is to truly create an environment of calm within your home. An environment of calm can be created through creating a home space that radiates to your headspace. Think of creating an environment that is calm and peaceful. An environment that can truly inspire you and be a place of rest in the midst of the holiday hustle. Create an environment of calm, by embracing a less is more mentality. Focus on simplifying. Focus on decluttering. Truly create your ideal home environment and let it be a place of calm and peace this holiday season.
A few ideas on how to replicate this sense of calm are to not go crazy with the holiday decor. Believe me, I am all for decorating for the holidays and always have so much fun sharing our Holiday Home Tour on the blog, but there is a purpose to simplicity and I think that is true more than ever during the holiday season. So instead of constant clutter, simplify things a little more. Another great way to create this environment of calm is to play soft, instrumental Christmas music. It is a great way to truly set the pace of your home this holiday season.
Finally, the fifth way to ensure your home is a place of comfort this holiday season is to make sure your home is a safe space. Through adding an extra layer of comfort through a home security system you can feel a lot more holiday peace and comfort knowing that there are extra set of eyes keeping a look at things. While there are a lot of great options you can quickly utilize to provide that extra layer of comfort for the holidays, such as the Blink home security camera, which we actually use in our home as a doggie-cam.
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I believe it is absolutely possible to live our best lives this holiday season. For us to slow things down and escape the chaos and avoid the crazy. By finding purpose in how we live each day. We can take that a step further by taking control of our own home environment. All to cultivate a home of comfort for this holiday season. Wishing you all the love, joy, and happiness as we live our lives this holiday season! Cheering you on each and every day!