14 Items For Your Home That Will Make Any Living Room The Coziest Place To Be All Winter

There’s no denying it: winter is upon us. As much as we dream about falling snow and sledding, the reality of the colder months can be terrible. We’re talking brutal winds, chapped, lips and freezing toes. 'Tis the season we spend the most of our time indoors, so why not think of buying some holiday gifts for your home? After all, you're gonna be spending plenty of time there in the coming months.

That's why it's especially important to truly love the space you’re in right now. Still, creating a wonderful winter aesthetic doesn’t have to mean a massive overhaul or a major budget. It can be as easy as adding a few new, beautiful pieces to already-existing collection. Think cozy throws, adorable pillows, warm candles and of course, a place to set your favorite drink. (Hot chocolate? Or something a wee bit stronger – spiked eggnog, anyone?)

To help you out, we’ve teamed up with H&M to help you find the best pieces to amp up your décor – so you’ll actually look forward to spending a bunch of time at home this winter.

1. Light Up Your Life With Some Chic Candles

(1) Glittery Pillar Candle, $5.99; (2) Metal Candlestick, $17.99 at H&M; (3) Candle, $12.99 at H&M; (4) Tealight Holder, $5.99 at H&M

With the days getting shorter and the nights getting longer, we could all use a little more light in our lives. Candles add a certain charm and coziness to pretty much every living space. This winter, make sure to treat yourself – and your home – to one of these fragrant and fancy-looking options. Whether you go for a geometric design, an adorable tea light holder, or a bold glittery version, any of these options will make you actually want to head home after work. You can light a candle, pour yourself a glass of wine, put on your flannel pajamas, and set the mood.

2. Curl Up With A Cozy Blanket

(1) Faux Fur Throw, $79.99 at H&M; (2) Knit Throw, $59.99 at H&M

Can you think of anything better than reading a great book, or watching your favorite holiday movie (shout out to Love, Actually!) while curled up in one of these bad boys? We sure can’t. A throw blanket will add a fabulous touch to your living room. Not to mention, they're sure to keep you warm all through the rest of the winter months.

3. Throw In Some Throw Pillows

(1) Christmas Motif Cushion Cover, $9.99 at H&M; (2) Faux Fur Cushion Cover, $17.99 at H&M; (3) Christmas Motif Cushion Cover , $5.99 at H&M; (4) Christmas Motif Cushion Cover, $12.99 at H&M

If you’re looking to step up your décor game without going broke, invest in a couple of throw pillows. Not only do they add a nice quirky touch to your existing furniture, they can easily be changed out each season. Whether you choose the faux fur version or go for a metallic deer option, you’ll look forward to putting these on your couch for many more holiday seasons to come.

4. Pass The Bar (Cart)

(1) Metal Basket, $17.99 at H&M; (2) Christmas Motif Tea Towel, $5.99 at H&M; (3) Bottle Opener, $12.99 at H&M; (4) 2-Pack Of Christmas Ornaments, $12.99 at H&M

It’s easy to get sucked into a routine of Netflix, junk food, and solitude during the winter. This year, make a genuine effort to invite your friends over for a fun holiday party. It’s a great way to catch up with your nearest and dearest while keeping warm indoors. Whether you already have a bar cart, or you want to set up an impromptu drinks station, these bar accessories can help spruce things up. Also, this adorable tea towel will come in handy when someone (inevitably) spills their drink during one of your soirées.

This post is sponsored by H&M.