By Natalie Jean
On these blustery winter days I often find myself daydreaming about the big golden sun and all the wonderful things it brings like summer time, beach trips, and warm naps in a hammock in the yard. These short cold days are starting to take a toll on my spirit. I’m in need of warmth!
One thing that I’ve found to be helpful (especially on the dreariest of days) is bringing some elements into my home that give off their own little bit of warmth. Things like candles, pops of goldenrod and oatmeal, and oversized, warm blankets.
One thing that always seems to bring not only warmth to a room but a great smell as well are candles. I personally prefer more natural scents and soy wax. They just feel so clean and bright. Some of my favorites are ones that we actually carry right here in the Oakmoss Collective shop! Pumpkin Spice and Pine Forest are amazing for this time of year and Grapefruit brings such a nice fresh burst of energy to the room.
Another thing that I love to do in February after all the Christmas decor is put away and the house is cleaned up from the chaos of December and recuperation of January is bring out golden and summer-oriented colors. We have a goldenrod rug in our bedroom, which cuts all the creams and grays nicely. We also have dish towels, bath towels, and throw pillows that are all deeper in color to give an element of warmth to our decor.
Blankets are also sort of a no-brainer when it comes to adding warmth! The bigger and bulkier, the better. Thin blankets and linen throws are beautiful but this time of year they’re lacking. Get bundled up under your favorite knitted throw and drink a warm cup of tea. You’ll thank yourself.
Flowers and plants also bring a new layer of life to your home. Seeing things grow and blossom in your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen will almost make you forget about the whistling winds and swirling snow outside!
It doesn’t seem like much when you only think about it, but trust me. When you start to make small changes to bring warmth inside, you’ll start to feel not only that warmth in your home but one step closer to spring!
Photos from our workshop at Railroad Masters House