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The Case for Turning Your Home Into a Cozy Winter Haven—And How To Do It

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Listen here, people: We only get winter once a year—so why not lean *all* the way into the seasonal glee (aka all the winter wonderland vibes) to really make the most of the cold-weather months? (Hello, plush throws, mood lighting, and as many warm and inviting candles as possible.)

We know what you’re thinking: ‘But I can’t leave my holiday decorations up until spring?!’ By taking a more subtle, hygge-inspired approach, you can settle on a winter decor aesthetic that will last you from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day—without your neighbors judging you for leaving your holiday lights up way too long.

Start by making just a couple easy winter decor swaps—like lighting a scented candle that brings on the holiday cheer, adding a pop of cozy texture with a plush throw, or bringing in some finishing touches like a wintery lamp—to do the trick.

And the best part is you can find all these winter home haven upgrades at Walmart, so you can get your holiday decor shopping done in one go—rather than adding onto your already packed holiday-shopping to-do list. Plus, you can set up your new snow-globe-esque abode without breaking the bank thanks to Walmart’s budget-friendly prices.

Oh not to mention, all the winter decor pieces we picked out (scroll down to see!) are super stylish, and could honestly stay in your everyday decor rotation beyond the winter months. Who doesn’t love to feel warm and cozy every single night?

Shop Cozy Winter Decor Must-Haves



My Texas House Stafford Woven Plaid Pillow Cover — $15.00

Plaid is such a classic pattern for this time of year, and this reversible woven pillow is the perfect way to add a simple pop of holiday oomph to your living space. Plus, it’s double sided with plaid checks on one side and woven stripes on the other, so you can flip it over during the non-holiday months for all-year cozy couch decor.



Blue Citron & Coconut Scented 5-Wick Black Glazed Ceramic Candle — $28.00

Create a sense of calm the moment you step into your space with this oversized candle (making the scent last longer and reach farther) that brings on the vibes of a paradise vacation. With fresh notes of ripe lime and juicy mandarin, along with grapefruit and luscious tangerine,  as well as papaya, sweet island coconut, and golden pineapple, you’ll be transported to the beach the second you close your eyes—which will come in handy on the days it’s way too cold outside.



Better Homes & Gardens Rosette Plush Decorative Square Throw Pillow — $16.00

This is the throw pillow version of your favorite cozy winter sweater. With its neutral shade of ivory and plush rosette pattern, it will add the right comfy-cozy texture that screams winter wonderland to your couch.



My Texas House Hob-Nail Ceramic Table Lamp, White Finish with Brass Accents — $40.00

Every at-home winter haven needs proper mood lighting, so look no further than this hob-nail ceramic table lamp that adds a touch of texture while still fitting into the icy theme.



Walker Edison Transitional 2-Door Fireplace TV Stand for TVs up to 65” — $198.00

Bring all the best parts of a campfire inside your home with this TV stand that adds serious fireplace ambience to any room, without the mess or the commitment. Now you can watch all your favorite holiday movies cozied up to your (fake) fire in peace, without the worry of that smoky smell lingering on your clothes. Eating s’mores is still definitely encouraged, though.



Beautiful Rattan & Glass Coffee Table with Solid Wood Frame by Drew Barrymore — $298.00

Warm up your space with some inviting elements, like this round woven rattan and glass coffee table. It’s essentially a centerpiece of your home with its natural texture and sleek glass top, and it’s the perfect area for friends and family to gather for fun nights during the holiday season.



Beautiful Wrap Me Up Accent Chair with Removable Cushions — $198.00

This chair is the epitome of stylish meets cozy. Its plush, supportive cushions make it the ideal criss-cross your legs and chill with a book chair, and its trendy bouclé fabric (and overall sleek vibe) makes it a decorative piece on its own. If you don’t already have a designated napping spot, we may have just found it for you.

 

 



BEAUTYPEAK Full Length Mirror Arch Standing Floor Mirror Full Body Mirror — $155.00

Every living space—especially one in full winter wonderland mode—needs a full length mirror to round out the look. Besides for snapping  before-you-leave-the-house outfit pictures, a solid, high-quality mirror brightens up the space by bouncing the light from the window through the room, and you can never go wrong with more golden hour light in your home.



Better Homes & Gardens Ruched Faux Fur Throw Blanket — $25.00

Is it really a cozy winter haven if you don’t have a faux fur throw? We don’t think so. Grab this super soft and fluffy ivory blanket for your living room, bedroom, or any room, and the feel the vibe immediately shift into comfy-cozy all the way.

 

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