The days are getting shorter; the weather is growing colder; and the end of the year is getting nearer! As the season changes, you can just feel the holiday spirit take root! Make the most of the season with these sure-fire ways to create a space worth celebrating in:
You never know when you’ll need to warm up with a hot drink. Creating a ready-to-go drink station is a great way to get warm quick. It’s also a really festive way to decorate for the holidays. With your hot drink ready to go, you’ll fight back the cold in just a few minutes.
Add some softness and warmth to your kitchen! Festive pillows, chair/bench cushions, and small quilts are great for staying warm in the kitchen. This is also ideal for those family members and guests who just can’t seem to stay warm in the winter–no matter what temperature it is inside!
Big, beautiful windows are great in the summertime but not so great for the chill of winter. Want to prevent heat loss from your windows? Consider getting a two-for-one special by swapping out window curtains for thicker, warmer, and more festive versions that double as holiday decor.
Don’t have time to bake fresh gingerbread? Your kitchen can still smell cozy and sweet! One of the best ways to get a nice, authentic scent without burning candles is to make your own stovetop potpourri. Combine warm spices with citrus for the ultimate festive fragrance.
Hanging up a strand or two of holiday lights can bring the festive outdoor lightshow indoors. Imagine enjoying a cozy dinner under the starry holiday lights instead of your standard, very bright kitchen lighting.
One of the easiest ways to make your home more seasonal for entertaining and impressing guests is to bring in some of Mother Nature’s natural seasonal changes.
Making snow cream is already a family tradition for many because it’s a great way to get everyone together. Don’t worry if you don’t get snow in your neck of the woods; it’s still possible to make your own snow with crushed ice.
This time of year is sure to bring many guests over on a regular basis, so it’s a good idea to consider how to keep the munchies at bay. Nibbling is also great for fostering conversations and making your guests feel more at home in your space.
Keep a few sets of festive slippers or fluffy socks nearby to help your family and guests get comfy in the kitchen. Whether you tend to go barefoot or wear shoes in your home, swapping out your normal pedal attire can be a nice change of pace. Invite guests to pick out their favorite pair and get cozy (maybe something to match their looks at the ugly sweater party.)
Looking for more seasonal tips? Check out our blog on holiday entertaining. Here’s hoping you have a happy holiday from Cabinets To Go!
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