When it’s cold outside, it can be hard to find ways to use your porch. However, sitting outside and watching the snow fall is a magical experience you don’t want to miss. The solution is to make your porch cozy for cold weather—keep reading to find out how you can do just that.
Decorate With Warm, Natural Tones
Coziness is both about keeping warm and having the right ambience. To get the perfect cozy vibes, decorate your porch with warm, natural tones. Swing benches are a good option for cozy seating. You can also find decorative ways to store wood for your fireplace on the porch. One of our favorite ways to include a pop of warm tones is to use a coir doormat.
Doesn’t Coir Shed?
Some people avoid coir because they’ve heard that it sheds. It’s true that coir can start to fall apart if you neglect it, but proper care can keep your coir doormat from shedding. Your coir doormat’s quality also factors into how well your mat holds up.
Hang Up Some Greenery
Plants are an important part of feeling cozy, even in the winter. You can maximize the winter ambience of your porch by decorating with wreaths, garlands, and berry branches. Some of the best winter season plants to use are:
- – Cedar
- – Pine
- – Spruce
- – Holly
- – Snowdrop
- – Winterberry
Use Comfy Blankets and Pillows
No matter which kind of seating you have on your porch, comfy pillows and blankets are a must. If your seating doesn’t already have a cushion, make sure you add one to help insulate your body. Anywhere cold air touches you, it steals heat from your body and clothing layers. By surrounding yourself with cozy textiles, you’ll find sitting outside in the cold much more pleasant.
Add Heat and Light
There’s nothing more quintessential about winter coziness than gathering around a fire. If your porch is big enough, you can add a modern tabletop fire pit for warmth and lighting. For smaller spaces, you might not want a fire so close to your home, but you can go all out with lights. Put up string lights and lanterns, and get your favorite candles ready to light.
We hope these tips for making your porch cozy in cold weather make it easier to spend time outdoors. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all parts of your home!