House Stark was right: Winter is coming. And while we love the holiday spirit and decking our halls with stylish decorations as much as the next person, we have to admit we're not crazy about winter weather.
In a perfect world, we'd be ringing in the most wonderful time of the year in a warm, tropical paradise. But in reality? The majority of us are spending the entire season freezing our faces off and cranking up our thermostat, which isn't doing our utility bill any favors.
But just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you have to solely rely on your heater. Truth is, you can easily hack your way to a warmer home.
To help, we found seven products that will keep you warm all winter long—stylishly, of course.
1. The Company Store Legacy 6 oz. Solid Flannel Bedding, from $49
Just like how linen is summer's unofficial fabric, flannel sheets are a must for the colder months ahead. The Company Store says its Legacy 6-ounce set is their most insulating style yet.
2. Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter, from $199
If you don't sleep with a comforter year-round, now's a better time than any to pulls yours out of storage. Warm yet breathable, this comforter from Brooklinen features a microfiber fill that mimics the feel of traditional down.
Pssst... should you be swapping out your comforter when the seasons change? We investigated.
3. Rivet Shag Diamond Morrocan Area Rug, from $42
ICYMI: Rugs can do a lot more than make your space look nice. Come winter, they act as an extra, warming layer between your cold feet and even colder floor. In the market for a new rug? Feast your eyes on this geometric style from Amazon's Rivet brand.
We know, we know: A candle seems like the obvious choice. But if you play your cards right, your candle can double as a major design moment. Otherland's Tapestry candle boasts warm notes like burnt maple, smoky oud, and vetiver, plus it looks just as good idle as it does lit up.
5. CB2 Cut Glass Halogen 40w Light Bulb, $9.95
Speaking of lighting, some people say incandescent and halogen light bulbs can help warm up your room. The results won't be as noticeable as, say, using a space heater but when you're sitting in a super cold home, every last bit counts!
6. URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser, $21.99
As far as we're concerned, a good humidifier is the gift that keeps on giving. Adding more moisture to your space can make it easier for you to breathe, keep dry skin at bay, reduce static electricity, and, yes, make your home feel warmer. Great for small spaces, URPOWER's compact model uses essential oils to get the job done.
Big windows are great for taking in your neighborhood's sweeping views, but they can make your home feel significantly colder come winter. That's exactly why you need some thermal curtains. Not only do they offer an extra layer of insulation for your home (a.k.a keep warm air in and cool air out) but they block out sunlight, so you can get the uninterrupted sleep you deserve.