Photos by Hillary Ehlen
This is the time of year we’re in transition as fall turns into winter. Nights become longer, days become shorter and the crisp feeling of winter can be felt in the air. This is the time to take note of how we’re feeling and allow for some self care. One of my favorite ways to ease the transition from fall to winter is to make my home an oasis of comfort. This month we’re featuring items by SCHEELS Home & Hardware and a few of my tried and true ways to keep the cozy vibes flowing in your home.
Bring In Some Green (And Color)
Use botanicals, greens and florals to add color and life to your home during the winter months. Bring in your favorite flowers and colors to compliment parts of your home.
Kayla’s Tip: Use florals and greens to liven up holiday decor. Create a unique centerpiece or add to other decor, such as your Christmas tree or wreath to add an unexpected element.
Add Candles To Feel Extra Cozy
Candles are great for adding even more warmth and coziness to your space. They’re also a fun way to bring in festive smells into your home. Add them to a tree branch candle holder to bring a sense of nature to your space.
Kayla’s Tip: Have fun with different candle scents to create different moods. If you’re having friends over for coffee, try burning candles that smell like baked goods to enhance the experience. If you’re planning a date night in, try something with notes of teakwood or merlot. If you’re planning a holiday movie night in with the kids, try one with hints of balsam or cinnamon.
Light Up Your Space
As we all know, this time of year our North Dakota and Minnesota days get rather short! Keep your space well lit during the winter with the addition of stylish floor and table lamps. These contemporary brushed nickel lamps will not only brighten up your space, they’ll definitely highlight your home.
Kayla’s Tip: Lighting is like jewelry for your home and worth investing in. Good lighting can do wonders for a space and can add character. This season check out Scheel’s Home & Hardware for a variety of different styles and sizes.
Invest In A Salt Lamp
Himalayan salt lamps create a relaxing atmosphere that can help you unwind at the end of a long day. Their “glow” also brings warmth to any space.
Kayla’s Tip: If you have a faux fireplace in your home, try setting the glowing salt lamp inside to resemble the warm glow of a fire. This is perfect for curling up with loved ones and with a cup of hot cocoa.
Kayla Cote van Rensburg is originally from Minot, N.D., and has made her home in Fargo with her husband, Piet van Rensburg. In 2017, the two founded the local lifestyle brand, Dak & Co.