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Christmas is just around the corner, and now is the time to prepare and get your home ready for the holiday celebrations. One way to do that is to get your home feeling cozy and warm so comfort is never an issue and so you have a great space to enjoy the holidays in!

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With a few simple changes and addition, you can create an inviting and warm atmosphere that everyone from guests to family can enjoy.


Candles can instantly change the feel of a room and provide a beautiful light that can make you feel warm and comfortable. Whether you choose to display real candles or faux flame candles, they create a second layer of light that reflects off the many surfaces within your home, creating an instant cozy atmosphere. Consider adding candles on different levelled surfaces such as counters, bookshelves, coffee tables, or even on floating shelves to increase the candlelight reflection.  Also, mix scented candles with non-scented to create a beautiful smell without being overpowering.

Soft Blankets

If you love blankets, you may have a mix of thin and thick blankets that you rotate throughout the year. If that’s the case, now is the time to bring out any thick and extra soft blankets you have to give your home warmth over the holidays and give some options if your guests get chilly. Consider displaying blankets on couches and chairs to make them easy to reach at a moment’s notice. You can also create comfortable floor seating with a mix of large pillows and blankets if you need extra seating.

Create A Drink Bar

Whether your drink of choice is hot chocolate or a hot toddy, now is a great time to create an accessible drink bar for all to partake in. If you want something family-friendly, consider using a surface or cart to create a warm drink station full of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and all the fixings. On the flip side, for a more adult version, try displaying bar glasses, wines, spirits and some mixers for quick drinks at any time. Offering these provisions will take the pressure off you as the host and allow your visitors to feel more at home as they fix their favorite beverage.

Utilize Your Fireplace 

Last but not least, the easiest way to really create a cozy home for the holidays is to utilize your Valor Fireplace as much as possible. Don’t hesitate to warm the house and keep it warm while your guests enjoy the flickering flames and the radiant heat that warms everyone who visits. Curl up around the fire with your drink of choice and enjoy the holiday season while keeping warm and comfortable. For more information on Valor Fireplaces, visit here.

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