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How to Make Your Home Warm and Cozy

With the cooler weather upon us, many people will be spending more time at home. Here are some simple—and inexpensive—ways to make your home warm and inviting this season

An overhead view of a woman wearing a chunky grey cardigan with a tank top and jeans lying on a light green couch. She is leaning back on two throw pillows that are pink and yellow. There is a brown and white dog lying at the other end of the couch at her feet. There is a fuzzy white throw over one end of the couch. There is a round white coffee table in front of her with a white mug of coffee or tea. There is a small potted plant on the table as well.

It’s that time of year when temperatures drop and we start to crave the comfort of a bowl of homemade soup and a woolly blanket. Let CAA Rewards partners help warm up your home without breaking the bank.

Set the mood

Creating the right ambience starts with scent. An inviting fragrance not only makes everyone feel welcome but can also instill a calming presence. At Indigo, where Members can earn up to five percent in CAA Dollars® when they shop online, you can evoke a serene space with the smell of a chamomile or vanilla scented candle.

Layer it up

From throws and cushions to rugs and drapes, layering textiles in a room is an easy way to add a little extra warmth. A rug on top of hardwood floors adds some extra cushioning underfoot, and when shopping at Bouclair, where Members save an extra five percent in-store and online, you’ll find a wide selection of colours and prints to suit your style.

A warm duvet makes your bed an inviting spot on extra chilly nights. Shop at Simons for cozy ones made from down and organic cotton. Members earn four percent in CAA Dollars when shopping online there.

Add some sparks

There’s nothing like a roaring fire to add heart—and heat—to a home. If your home doesn’t have a fireplace or a wood stove, consider an electric one, which is not only affordable and low maintenance, but also easy to install. Members can earn two percent in CAA Dollars when shopping online for one at Rona, where they come in a variety of sizes and finishes.

Shine bright

Good lighting transforms a home, especially on dark, dreary days. Consider soft white incandescent bulbs for a warm, yellow light. Floor and tabletop lamps are an easy way to add some brightness as well as atmosphere. Earn two percent in CAA Dollars when shopping online at Ashley HomeStore, which carries a variety of styles. You can also change the shade if you’re looking to add a pop of colour.

Bring nature inside

Houseplants can liven up any room, whether you choose faux ones or real greenery. Order a professional arrangement from Teleflora, where Members save 20 percent and earn five percent in CAA Dollars.

Member-exclusive deals and discounts

Your CAA Membership unlocks over 200 exclusive deals that can help you save money or earn CAA Dollars, which can be used to buy travel merchandise or be applied towards your Membership renewal. See a complete list online of Rewards partners and to start shopping today.

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