As the days get colder and Northern Michigan starts to turn into a winter wonderland, let's take a peek into home trends that can help keep your house cozy this winter.

1. A Statement Fireplace

It's one of the first things people think of when they hear the word cozy; a fireplace can warm up your space...literally and visually. A fireplace can act as a centerpiece for your gathering space and can be a great feature to add to the design of your home. With many different types and styles, you can make a fireplace fit your exact needs. 

2. Play With Textures

Filling a room with many different textures can create interest in a space. Softer textures help fill and make an area feel warmer; when you have a stone fireplace and hardwood floors, a big, soft sofa can complete the room. Adding throw blankets, a unique lampshade, or a piece of art are fun ways to add texture.

3. Warm Lighting

Adding warmer lighting to your home can create a cozy atmosphere by deepening the warm tones in your furniture and floors, which is especially desired during the winter season. In addition, warmer lighting can also provide a more relaxed and inviting ambiance for your family and guests. It helps to create a comfortable and welcoming environment where everyone can unwind, read a book, or enjoy a movie night together.

4. Natural Wood Tones

There are many places that you can add wood tones into your home: mantels, exposed beams, stair rails, but our favorite is floors. There's no denying the fact that wood floors are timeless. They add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any home. However, what many people don't realize is that wood floors can also contribute to creating a cozy atmosphere in your home. If you're looking for a way to make your home feel more inviting and warm, consider installing wood floors.

5. Plenty of Comfortable Seating

Whether you're looking to curl up with a book, watch a movie, or chat with friends, having comfortable seating can make all the difference. It creates a relaxed and laid-back vibe in any room. It encourages you to slow down, unwind, and enjoy the moment.

As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it's natural to crave a cozy, warm home. Luckily, there are plenty of home trends that lend themselves perfectly to a cozy winter atmosphere. With these tips you'll be able to create a cozy haven that you'll love spending time in all winter long.