5 Things To Make Your Room Feel Cozy

When the weather gets rough, everyone in the upper Midwest takes staying warm very seriously. This time of year, everyone is rocking their ankle-length parkas and super fuzzy mittens on the way to class, and suddenly all the Campus Connectors are packed throughout the entire day. Plus, we all know that there’s nothing better than coming home to a warm house, apartment, or dorm. Just to make your on-campus home feel that much better, we have a few tips to make your room extra cozy this winter.

1. Light a candle.

If you live in a house or an apartment that allows them, you might already have a candle or two in your room. I recommend using a Glade® candle because they’re made to fill the room with their scent, and studying is so much better when your room smells like cinnamon. Plus they’re only $2.99 at Target. No candles allowed? Try a wax melter! 

2. Hang some Christmas lights.

You probably saw this one coming. Using these to light up your room will feel much more gentle and relaxing than any harsh fluorescent lights you might already have in your room. They’re available at Walmart for $11.97.

3. Don’t underestimate the coziness of a down comforter.

I don’t understand how anyone sleeps through the winter without one. If you don’t have a down comforter now and decide to invest in one, let me warn you you: once you go down, you’ll never go back. The one I have, which I highly reccomend, can be purchased at The Company Store. For those who celebrate Christmas, it might just be the best thing you ever put on your Christmas list.

4. Use a space heater.

If you live in a house or an apartment where the heating ventilation isn’t great, this might be a good investment. Find an energy efficient one like this one by De'Longhi, and make sure you only have it running when you’re in the room, so you can take it easy on the planet and your electricity bill.

4. Pillows, pillows, MORE PILLOWS.

I refuse to believe there’s such a thing as too many pillows. Although I only sleep with one, having extras up against the back of my bed makes for prime lounging after a long day of classes.

We have a long winter ahead of us, and now you're ready to get cozy af!