Another year has come and gone, the Christmas decorations are packed and put away, and I find myself craving the coziness of simplicity. I really want my home to set the pace for the new year, so with the help of my favorite store, Gordmans, I decided to revamp my living space and share a few of my favorite ways to make my home the coziest house on the block!

Light it Up

Nothing beats the soft, warm glow of a flickering candle. I scored this 3 piece set of LED candles for only $25 at Gordmans and they’re my new favorite decor piece! They have a timer setting that turns them on at the exact same time every night, so I don’t have to worry about wasting batteries or lighting actual wicks. They’re even lightly scented, so when they warm up a faint vanilla fragrance fills the living room–can you get any cozier?!

Mood Music

The right tunes can really set the mood for any occasion! We use the Pandora app on our TV all the time. My current favorite for a cozy atmosphere? The Michael Buble station!

Throw It Together

One of my favorite ways to shake up my home decor on a dime is mixing up my throw pillows! I am a neutral girl, through and through, but this year I find myself craving more COLOR! These golden yellow knit pillows were a steal at Gordmans and really add just the right pop to my living room! I feel so much more comfortable with a few pillows on the sofa (and a glass of wine in my hand! ? ) and I love that I can easily afford to update my decor without breaking the bank when I shop at off-price retailers like Gordmans.

Freshly Baked

I don’t know if there is anything cozier than filling your home with the sweet scent of freshly baked cookies! Want to feel extra comfy? Snuggle up with a darling cookie jar and make a date with that growing Netflix queue. This enamel, Rae Dunn-esque piece was another Gordmans find and under $5! Think that can’t be beat? Actually it can! Gordmans has amazingly low prices, but they also offer a new “Lowest Price Guarantee”. To make sure they give their customers the lowest possible price, if you find a lower price somewhere else on any item, Gordmans will match the competitor’s price AND give you a $5 Gordmans gift card! Even better, once they know a product has a lower price elsewhere, they “flag” those items to be marked down in their stores, so you know you’re always getting the best deal! You can read more about Gordmans Lowest Price Guarantee here!

Mariah is a paid blogger. You can find Mariah’s original blog post at Like Honey!