I actually enjoy winter, because I am a perpetual bed snuggler and coat lover, but I know it's torture for most. Being stuck indoors doesn't have to be a prison sentence if you make your space extra appealing (you are going to be seeing a lot of it after all).
Here are my winter home essentials:
Go for goldRe-paint something old (or buy some new home wares if you're anti-mess)! Head to your local hardware and get some gold or rose gold spray paint and then breathe some new life into your old things! I love the below idea of turning shells into pretty trinket dishes but I've spray painted lamps and bottles in the past and they look FAB!
Buy a throwNothing says "I am staying home" then becoming a human burrito. And to do that, you need a big cosy throw! The cable knit variety is huge lately but you can't go wrong with a faux fur variety. Adairs has some beautiful ones but if money is an object, Target offers really affordable pieces.
Create a workout kitMake sure you have a clear space and all your gear accessible so there's no excuses. We own an exercise bike which is a god send (you can buy them from Kmart or Target quite cheaply) and I also like to keep my hand weights, resistance band, skipping rope, yoga mat and other things I pretend to use all together. If you're a yoga enthusiast this Nike kit is wonderful.
Stock up on teaA warm drink will drive away the winter chill, but you want it to be fabulous if you're drinking 70 cups a day! Naturally, T2 is the ideal place to stock up. You can try a bunch of flavours, you get free samples and buy a matching teacup. My top tip is to ask the sales staff, they're always so knowledgeable and I've never regretted their recommendations!
Door snakeA door snake, or draft stopper, is one of those old fashioned things you associate with your grandma BUT they are actually handy! If you have a bit of a gap under your door or the wind whistles through it'll keep your abode much more cosy. My top tip is recover a regular, boring one with a funky stripe print, that way you won't mind guests seeing your nan vibe.
This is a no brainer. Cavemen knew fire equaled warmth. I am a more the merrier person when it comes to candles and I don't think you can ever have enough! Create a makeshift fireplace for a romantic night in (safety first, clear the area etc.). We all know my favourite candles are Belash but all candles are amazing!