Today, we’re sharing cozy winter nesting ideas with some of our favorite bloggers as part of the Cozy Winter Home Tours hosted by the always creative, Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.
If you’re coming over from Celcilia’s blog, My Thrift Store Addiction, welcome, we’re glad you’re here!
I don’t know if it’s the chilly weather or the fact we’ve been decluttering and organizing all the things that has inspired me.
But somewhere along the way, I’ve totally embraced cozy winter nesting ideas.
Whatever the reason, this inspiration has most definitely been welcomed because I couldn’t be more grateful for the slower pace of winter.
I know spring will be here soon and while I’m ready for flower weather, I plan to savor every last bit of winter that’s left.
So, it’s in that spirit I’m sharing 14 Cozy Winter Nesting Ideas, in the hopes you’ll be able to recreate a welcoming home you love this season too.
Make Your Front Door and Porch Feel Cozy and Inviting
As I’ve shared with you many times before, the front porch is one of the most sentimental spaces on our property.
I can still remember sitting on the couch of my tiny apartment in graduate school, in a not so great area of town, flipping through magazines dreaming of having a big front porch to decorate one day.
Hanging a wreath and adding a few seasonal plants around the front door doesn’t take long at all. Yet it’s one of the easiest ways to implement cozy winter nesting ideas in your home.
Embrace a Winter White and Creamy Ivory Color Palette
A simple way to welcome the power of winter is by layering different shades of white in your home.
You don’t have to make everything white (unless you want to), just add a few pops of a neutral color around the house during this season of cozy.
If you love color and struggle with winter decorating in general, think about how pretty it is to see a blanket of fresh fallen snow on the ground, the texture on a pair of natural antler sheds, the beautiful bark of birch trees or the crisp blooms on a paperwhite.
Nature is always inspirational!
Organize and Declutter
Call me crazy but there is no better feeling in the world than coming home to spaces that are clean and calm.
For me, that means working to declutter, organize, contain and maintain our home throughout the year.
We use a simple 52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Schedule so every nook and cranny gets some much deserved attention from January to December.
Create Cozy Ambiance with a Fireplace, Candles or Fairy Lights
One of the saddest parts of the holidays being over is that I miss the twinkling lights from the Christmas tree almost immediately.
If you miss them too, considering using cozy winter nesting ideas to create an warm ambience with a crackling fire, battery operated candles or tiny fairy lights.
Create a Special Area for Reading, Journaling or Morning Quiet Time
One of my non-negotiables this year is quiet time every morning. It starts my day off on the right foot fully focused on what’s important and motivated to tackle the day.
Since I have several different books I use each morning, I’ve found it’s easiest to snuggle up in a big chair with a cup of coffee.
That said, it’s also a designated space to curl up and read if I have a free afternoon.
It seems like such a simple idea but taking the time to make the ritual as comfortable and as cozy as possible has been a game changer.
Make Textured Pillows and Blankets Easily Accessible
Even though we live in Florida, we love having baskets of blankets and textured pillows easily accessible.
There’s something about a warm blanket that encourages our family and our friends to curl up, visit and stay a while.
Cozy Up Your Bedroom
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average person spends almost one third of the day sleeping.
I know some of you might get more sleep and some might get less sleep than others but I think we can all agree, it’s important.
If you’ve been putting off creating a bedroom that’s truly a retreat space, let this year be the year you use these cozy winter nesting ideas to inspire you to make your bedroom beautiful.
Revamp Your Coffee and Tea Bar
If you look forward to that first sip of coffee or tea in the morning, now is the time to embrace your inner barista!
Creating an area in your home specifically designated for coffees, teas or hot chocolates will help to save you time everyday as you enjoy your first cup because everything will be all in one place.
Use a Sugar Scrub
How many times have you put self-care on your goals list only to let it slip every. single. month?
I’m so guilty of this too!
Using an exfoliant like this cinnamon and vanilla latte brown sugar scrub or a relaxing bath bomb on a consistent basis is such a great way to help keep winter skin healthy.
They don’t take very long to make but you’ll the benefits of smooth skin all day.
Prioritize Healthy Meals
We’re always thinking about how to create healthy meals no matter what the season.
But there is something extra comforting about nourishing your body with a leafy green salad or warm bowl of soup that makes it one of the best cozy winter nesting ideas on this list.
Embrace Seasonal Scents with Candles, Room Diffusers or Simmer Pots
Putting together the ingredients for a seasonal simmer pot, room diffuser or candle couldn’t be easier and it’s one of those cozy winter nesting ideas you can do every day.
Plus, it’s such a great way to relax too!
Layer Plants Around the House or Create an Easy Topiary
Ok, this is another one of those cozy winter nesting ideas that’s easy to pull off!
Layering plants in commonly used spaces is not only healthy for your family, it’s also healthy for your home.
While we’ll always favor real plants over faux ones, don’t discount faux plants altogether.
Especially, if you have allergies, mischievious pets or travel extensively where it’s not an option.
Plants of any kind, including topiaries, can visual interest and texture to your home in minutes!
Collect Something You Love
I know it might seem weird to have declutter and collect something you love in the same cozy winter nesting ideas list.
But how good would it feel to live in a home surrounded only by those things you truly love instead of stuff you liked in the moment?
Now is a great time to look through those items you’ve been holding onto for years and deciding if they’re still worth collecting.
Stop Waiting to Use Your “Good Stuff”
Whenver I think about cozy winter nesting ideas, I think about how I want people to feel whenever they walk into my home.
I want it to be a place that is warm and inviting, provides respite and comfort from crazy schedules, and is a place to laugh and make memories no matter what the season of life people find themselves in.
All those things require a generous spirit that I’m constantly working on. So, I have to remind myself pretty frequently, to stop waiting to use the “good stuff.”
It’s a spirit that goes far beyond good china, tea cups, polished silver, linen napkins and pretty stationery.
Not waiting to use the good stuff requires us all to be fully present and aware of how we’re spending our time, talents and resources.
While it does take a bit of extra work, it also offers us the opportunity to appreciate the most mundane details of our daily life and to celebrate them!
This is going to be such an exciting year so I hope you’ll take some extra time to collect a few cozy winter nesting ideas that feel special to you too!
More Cozy Winter Nesting Ideas on the Cozy Winter Home Tours Blog Hop
Be sure to stop by and see Crissy from First Day of Home. She’s up next on the Cozy Winter Home Tour Blog Hop with a beautiful mantel!
Once you’re finished there be sure to check out all the creativity the other fabulous ladies on the hop are sharing: