17 things to keep you warm in your apartment this winter

17 things to keep you warm in your apartment this winter

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Winters in New York City can be brutal, with even our notoriously hot, steam-heated apartments feeling uncomfortable during a cold snap. Fortunately, there are several ways to stay warm in your home, and we have researched the best products to keep you toasty in this cold season. From thick blankets and cozy blankets to investing in a towel warmer, these are the best things to keep you warm all winter long.

All of these products have been hand-selected by team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publication.

Cozy linens, sheets and blankets

Sack & ash Sand and blue striped rug - Wool from World Market This beautiful rug not only looks good, but it also does well. For every rug purchased from Sackcloth & Ashes, the company donates one to a shelter for the homeless. The oversized plaid is also warm, made in Italy and made of thick fabric. The rug is available in a variety of colors and patterns, but we see this striped, neutral color that complements a wide range of apartment aesthetics.
Sack and ash sand and blue striped rug, $ 100, world market
A weighted rug can provide a calming effect. This is handmade and it is a 100 percent natural cotton knit that can be machine washed. The 72 “x 40” weighted rug is available in sizes 8 lb, 12 lb and 15 lb and three delicious colors: blueberry, gray and light gray.
California Design 100% cotton chunky knitted tapestry, $ 149, Amazon
Just thinking about climbing into bed under these flannel sheets is enough to warm you up. They are made from 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton flannel, with a double-brushed finish on both sides. The plate set is warm, yet breathable and resists fading, stains, falls and wrinkles. It includes a flat sheet, cover layer and two pillowcases and is available in over a dozen color choices.
Mellanni 100% organic cotton flannel sheets, $ 50, Amazon
The Brookline is a favorite at 6sqft, making our list of the best sheets and linens two years in a row. Encapsulated in a 400-thread counter, the duvet cover is made of cotton satin for a super soft feel. For snugglers looking for the ultimate in warmth at night, the Brooklinen offers an “ultra warm” version of its down duvet, filled with Canadian Hutterite goose down. Other options include a lightweight duvet made for warm sleeping cabins and an all-season option that can be used year-round.
Dundyne, Ultra Warm, from $ 399, Brooklinen
Photo: Lent by Brooklinen
This organic flannel cotton bedding set includes a duvet cover (but not the duvet itself) and two shams. The cover also has four inner ties and button closures to prevent your duvet from slipping around. The flannel is made of GOTS-certified 100 percent organic cotton and is machine washable.
Mellanni Flannel Duvet Cover Set, $ 53, Amazon
Moroccan Tassel Shag Ivory / Gray - 9 'X 12' A blanket – especially a nice thick one – can help keep your feet warmer when you walk around. This luxurious Moroccan shag rug is available in a variety of sizes and in several light and dark colors, so you can find one that suits your interior design style.
Moroccan Shag Rug, $ 77 to $ 460, Dot & Bo
Marl hand-woven Moroccan wool rug A similar but more advanced option is Marl Moroccan Wool Rug from Design Within Reach. Hand-knotted on a manual weave by artisans in India, this rug has natural wool and a subtle pattern that adds warmth to the space literally and figuratively. It is available in a variety of sizes, including a runner, the most affordable choice.
Marl Handwoven Moroccan Wool Blanket, from $ 845, Design within reach

Tools to stay toasty

One way to make sure you feel warm at home: Set your thermostat to turn on the heat before you get there. You can control this from anywhere using your smartphone, and it even has Alexa and Siri built-in. It’s also smart enough to pause the heating when you leave a door or window open.
Ecobee Lite Smart Thermostat, $ 149, Amazon
Radiant wall-mounted electric towel warmer Amba Finish: Brushed No one wants to step out of the shower and into a cold bathroom, but imagine having warm, toasty towels to enclose your body. As this electric towel warmer is mounted on your wall and connected, you get safe electric heat from each of the 10 stainless steel rods. The on / off button is used to heat the rods and they are nice and warm in 10 to 15 minutes. It is also great for drying your towels and can even be used to dry your reusable face masks.
Amba Radiant wall-mounted electric towel warmer, $ 287, Wayfair
After a long day at work, you can warm up the cold feet and increase circulation with a foot massager with heat. The deep kneading massage can be compared to having your own masseur, and the gentle heat covers the entire surface. The massager is also easy to operate – you can use your toe to turn it off and on.
Naipo foot massager with heat, $ 60, Amazon
When you get home, it is important to take the cold, wet items off and dry them. This boot and clothes dryer uses forced air to dry boots, gloves and even clothes. It has detachable extension tubes for long boots, but can also dry tennis shoes and other types of shoes.
DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer and Clothes Dryer, $ 90, Amazon
Indoor air conditioning cover Double insulation Large If you have a window air conditioner, cold air can seep in around the sides. This indoor air conditioner has double insulation to keep wind and cold out. It is easy to install, just put the cover over the AC unit and then pull on the cord on each side to tighten.
Indoor air conditioner cover, $ 70, Wayfair
Another way to prevent cold air from entering your apartment is by using a door pull plug. The plug has an adhesive backing. It is made of non-toxic, pure silicone, designed to stick without falling off. It is available in black, brown, gray, transparent and white.
Door pull plug, $ 10, Amazon

For the kitchen

Whether you make tea or hot chocolate, this kettle is made of borosilicate glass and stainless steel so your water tastes clean. It reaches the boiling temperature of three to seven minutes and has a blue LED indicator to tell you when the water is ready. In addition, there is also a safety feature that shuts off 30 seconds after it has finished cooking.
Cosori kettle, $ 28, Amazon
Wolf Gourmet 7 Qt.  Multi-Cooker Wolf Gourmet Knob Finish: Red A slow-cooked casserole or corn juice with potatoes, corn, shrimp, lobster and vegetables can definitely warm you up. This multicooker does it and more. It can even make chicken wings, pork chops, apple crisp – and even has a rice function and sous vide option. The multicooker actually has six different functions, an ovenproof glass lid, LCD panel and a temperature probe.
Wolf Gourmet 7 Qt Multicooker, $ 650, Wayfair
The days of stirring soup on the stove or microwave a can of soup are over. This soup machine allows you to add all your fresh ingredients and then you can choose one of the five automatic programs and it produces homemade soup in 18 minutes or less. The soup machine also includes knives for mixing thick, pureed and milk-based soups – as well as smoothies and compotes.
Philips Soup Machine, $ 130, Amazon
It’s hard to beat a hot drink on a cold day. This temperature-controlled smart mug allows you to set your desired drinking temperature through a smartphone app, which in turn helps keep you (and your coffee, tea or cocoa) nice and warm. A built-in battery allows you to sip on the go, with a charging coaster perfect for long work from home. Although listed at a high price, the mug comes in a designer-approved finish in sleek colors like rose gold, gold, stainless steel and copper.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, $ 130, Amazon


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