Settle into winter with clothing and home accessories that make you feel warm and cozy.
The holidays have come and gone, and now it’s time to unwind from the season’s stresses and treat yourself.
It may be chilly outside, but there are plenty of ways to feel warm and cozy in the comfort of your home. Here are some nesting items to snuggle up with through the thick of winter.
Design fans looking to cuddle with a new pillow should look no further than the Ragnheiour Osps Siguroardottir Knot Cushion ($105 at store.moma.org). Available in two colors, it was designed by an Icelandic artist, who surely knows a thing or two about dark, cold days.
Just because it is gray outside, doesn’t mean your home needs to be. Grab a beautifully colored Appetite Rio Bravo Blanket ($36 at appetiteshop.com), designed in Portland, and your mood will instantly be lifted.
If you value comfort over color, pick up the RH Italian Wool & Alpaca Cable Knit Throw ($199 at RH Seattle or restorationhardware.com) for some serious style and softness.
For a practical piece you can employ next camping season, check out the Rumpl Puffy Blanket ($129 at REI). The compactable throw comes with a stuff sack, and its water-repellent finish also sheds stains and pet hair.
There’s no more nest-like feeling than being enveloped in a modern version of the beanbag chair. The Lovesac Supersac (starting at $950 at Lovesac, Alderwood Mall, and lovesac.com) is filled with premium shredded Durafoam that resists compressing. And it’s huge, able to hold up to three people at a time. Or opt for the chic Fatboy Original ($199 at DIGS, Ballard), which comes in a rainbow of colors to match any home’s vibe.
If you absolutely must leave the confines of your bed, slip into the Pottery Barn Classic Terry Robe ($119) — it’s as close as you can get to walking around wrapped up in your blanket.
Your feet will thank you when you slip on a pair of Northstar Trading Co.’s Seattle Scoots Sheepskin Slippers ($110 at Northstar Sheepskin Goods, Pike Place Market.) Made on Whidbey Island, each pair is crafted by hand from double-sided shearling sheepskin, with EVA soles for quick trips outside.
Outside, you say? Be sure to bundle up in the Faribault Woolen Mill Trapper Wool Scarf ($50 at Freeman, Capitol Hill), made in Minnesota from 100 percent merino wool that’s super-soft and a total classic.
Voluspa’s Maison Blanc 2-Wick Candle in Saijo Persimmon ($16 at Nordstrom) adds a lovely glow and emits just enough delicious aroma to make your home feel cozy and inviting.
If you are serious about good smells, the Blackbird x Lonewa Burner and Incense ($68 at blackbirdballard.com) make it easy. Local company Blackbird paired with Lonewa, based in Louisiana, to add a burner to its line of lauded incense.
Really cold? Invest in the elegant Malm Lancer Fireplace ($1,500 at DIGS), a freestanding fireplace that adds heat and style to a room.
Warm up from the inside with the W&P Design Hot Toddy Cocktail Kit ($24 wandpdesign.com). The portable kit has enough fixings for two hot toddies, including cinnamon sticks, lemon packets and ginger syrup.
The little ones will love the delicious Cocoa Santé Hot Cocoa Assortment ($10 at REI), and you’ll love that all of the company’s chocolates are ethically sourced. This sampler of four blends is sure to keep everyone warm and peaceful — at least for a little while.