8 Products That Will Help Keep Your Home Warm Once the Temperature Drops

published Nov 9, 2018
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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 eight products that will keep you warm all winter long—stylishly, of course.

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Martha Stewart Collection Flannel Sheet Set

Just like how linen is summer’s unofficial fabric, flannel sheets are a must for the colder months ahead. For something inexpensive and reliable, we recommend Martha Stewart’s flannel sheets from Macy’s. They’re super soft and cozy and come in muted colors that are actually pretty—plus, they’re almost always on sale.

Buy: Martha Stewart Collection Flannel Sheet Set, $180 $86.39 for Queen from Macy’s

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Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter

If you don’t sleep with a comforter year-round, it’s about that time to pull yours out of storage. Warm yet breathable, this comforter from Brooklinen features a microfiber fill that mimics the feel of traditional down without the allergies. (Pssst…should you be swapping out your comforter when the seasons change? We investigated.)

Buy: Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter, starts at $229 for Queen from Brooklinen

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Deconovo Blackout Curtain Panel

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, like this one with tons of color options from Amazon. 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 also block out sunlight, so you can get the hibernation you deserve.

Buy: Deconovo Blackout Curtain Panel, $13.99 from Amazon

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Lasko Portable Space Heater

A little space heater can make a big difference—just ask the more than 1,000 reviewers of this option from Lasko (including our Associate Commerce Editor Nicole). With an adjustable thermostat and 11 different settings, this 1500-watt heater is great for small spaces up to 300 feet.

Buy: Lasko Portable Space Heater, $27.98 from Amazon

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Rivet Shag Diamond Morrocan Area Rug

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, especially if you layer two together. In the market for a new rug? Feast your eyes on this geometric option from Amazon’s Rivet brand—the shag style is super cozy, and the design will warm up your space in every sense of the word.

Buy: Rivet Shag Diamond Morrocan Area Rug, starts at 43.29 from Amazon

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3M Window Insulator Kit

It’s not pretty, but it is practical: A window insulator kit helps keep cold air out and warm air in, which will also cut back on energy costs. This kit is easy to install, and includes one film sheet and two rolls of tape—enough to insulate five 3’x5′ windows. Combined with an insulated blackout curtain, your space will be as cozy as can be.

Buy: 3M Window Insulator Kit, $12.29 from Amazon

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Asakuki Ultrasonic Diffuser Humidifier

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, even make your home feel warmer. Great for small spaces, this actually aesthetically-pleasing option has 10-16 hours of operation depending on your misting mode.

Buy: Asakuki Ultrasonic Diffuser Humidifier, $25.99 from Amazon

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Otherland Manor House Weekend Tapestry Candle

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.

Buy: Otherland Manor House Weekend “Tapestry” Candle, $36 from Otherland

This post was originally published on November 9, 2018, and was last updated on September 30, 2019. Nicole Lund also contributed to reporting.