Winter is coming — and you know what that means! It’s time to make your apartment the cozy space that you fantasize about while you are trudging through the snow. 

For some, creating a cozy, welcoming space consists of buying a $10 fleece blanket from Target and using it as a couch accent. For others, however, creating a cozy apartment space for the winter is more like a decorating show on HGTV. 

At The Lakes at West Chester Village, we love winter. Not because it is so cold outside, but because it is so warm and cozy, here in the great indoors. Because winter is quickly approaching, we thought it would be nice to discuss 5 ways that you can make your apartment cozy and welcoming during the cold, dark months to come. Continue reading to learn more from your local apartments in West Chester, Ohio.

Candles Everywhere

Before you go to the Yankee Candle outlet and spend your monthly income on candles, consider the fact that it only takes one or two tastefully placed candles to help create a cozy mood in your apartment. That said, if you think that you need 200 candles, we can’t stop you. 

Candles are a great way to create a cozy feeling in your apartment because they provide a warm, flickering light while also allowing you to make your apartment smell like a warm cabin on a snowy night. By simply placing a candle on your living room coffee table or your kitchen counter, you can make your West Chester apartment as cozy as can be. 

Blankets (Also Everywhere)

While it may seem like we knocked blankets in the introduction of today’s blog, we actually love blankets, here at our apartment community in West Chester. In West Chester, the winters can be cold and long. Because of that, it is always nice to have a blanket within arm’s reach in your apartment so that you can wrap yourself up and relax comfortably. 

To be more specific, soft, heavy blankets are the best type of blanket for a cold winter night. And who’s to say that you can’t use the same blanket on your bed and your couch.

Create a Nook

One of the best ways to make your apartment a cozy winter space is to focus on one small part of the apartment rather than spending the money to make your entire West Chester apartment look like a page from a Pier 1 catalog. 

A nook can technically be any part of your apartment, although the word “nook” is usually associated with a smaller, enclosed space. That said, if you want, your couch or your reading chair in the corner can be your nook. All that matters is that it is a cozy and warm place that you can enjoy spending your time in. 

Add Some Heavy Curtains

One of the easiest ways to make your West Chester apartment seem comfortable during the winter months is to add some heavy curtains. Heavy curtains are great during the winter months for two reasons. Much like a normal curtain, heavy curtains are great for privacy — but they also have the added benefit of blocking light efficiently. 

The second benefit of heavy windows is their insulative properties. Even the best window will let small amounts of air pass through. By installing heavy curtains, you can cut back on the amount of heat loss from your apartment. 

Strategically Place Rugs

One of the very best ways that you can make your West Chester apartment cozy is one of the least thought of additions — and that addition is small rugs on your hard-floor surfaces. 

There is nothing worse than getting up after being bundled up on the couch to get something from the kitchen and stepping on cold, hard ground. Whatever sense of comfort that you had managed to create is now gone. 

A solution to having cold, hard flooring in your apartment is to place small rugs that you can use to navigate your apartment without compromising your comfort. 

Come Visit The Lakes at West Chester Village!

At The Lakes at West Chester Village, we understand that winter can be cold and long — and we hope that today’s blog post helps you make your West Chester apartment cozier this upcoming winter. But what is the best way to ensure that you have a nice, warm winter? To live in a high-quality apartment complex like ours!

At The Lakes at West Chester Village, we provide our residents with high-quality apartments and amenities so that they can be comfortable whether it is summer, fall, spring, or winter. 

So what are you waiting for? We would love to show you our apartments for rent in West Chester. Schedule a tour of our apartments today