Baby it’s cold outside and winter is in full effect here in the Sonoran Desert. There are a variety of ways to adapt your Shea home in preparation for the cold and wet conditions. We’ve picked a few of our favorite suggestions for cozying up the interior and exterior of your home.
Turn on the Fireplace
Optimize the use of your fireplace, especially when hosting guests. A fireplace can give your furnace a break, provide waves of warmth, and offer a cozy and peaceful ambiance to your living room. As it is often the focal point of your home, it can serve as one of your most valuable amenities during the winter.
Light a Candle
The aroma of scented candles brings a relaxing energy to any room, and winter themed candles can turn dodging the cold into a delightful experience. Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cranberry and cedar are just a few of the various scents that welcome a winter feel into your home. If you’d like to go above and beyond scenting your Shea home, we recommend winter-themed aromas like hot cocoa and pine needle for additional ambiance.
Focus on Interior Decorations
Staying at home is a much easier choice when winter comes around, and what better way to feel comfortable in your home than with some seasonal interior decor? White furniture accessories and a basket of scented pinecones are just a few examples of how to turn your Shea home into your personal winter wonderland.
Create a Festive Warm Beverage Station
Enjoying a warm and tasty beverage is another cheery way to counter the winter blues. Assembling a station of hot beverages such as coffee and hot chocolate in your Shea home's kitchen can accommodate warmth and comfort for any host or guest. A new festive beverage station would look ideal in the kitchen of an Emblem at Oro Ridge home. Not to mention, having your own hot beverage station could save money and prevent you from going out in the cold for your drink.
Plan for Winter Plants
Maintaining outdoor home amenities, such as your backyard garden, can be especially tricky during the winter months. However, there are several types of flowers and cactuses that can endure seasonal winds and temperatures. Many flowers, like Geraniums and Pansies, can be planted in the winter as they blossom in the spring. The Ferocactus and Echinopsis are other fun plants capable of enduring the chilly conditions.
We hope these helpful tips can stave off those post-holiday winter blues. Take advantage of the season and embrace all the small changes you make.