While you might be in love with thecondo for sale in Downtown Boston you just purchased, you might not love the 20-degree weather during winter (hey, it’s not for everyone). Follow these simple tips for creating a cozy up your downtown condo this winter, regardless of the temperature outside.

1. Use Warm Lighting

Table and floor lamps can be used to set a tone of warmth. If your overhead lighting is too harsh, try installing a dimmer switch to lessen the brightness or switch from warm bulbs to cool bulbs. For a cheaper alternative, try candles, which are sure to give off the perfect glow.

2. Display Books and Blankets

Curling up with a good book and a blanket is one of the best parts of winter. Displaying your books will insulate your place, help block out sound, and having touchable blankets on couches and chairs will add warmth.

3. Stow some Slippers

Floors are always colder in the winter. If you require guests to remove their shoes when coming into your Midtown Boston high rise condo, keeping a basket of clean slippers or socks out for guests to wear is a nice touch.

4. Offer a Variety of Hot Drinks

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate-whatever your craving is, satisfy it with a variety of hot drinks. Having multiple hot drinks to choose from can turn your condo into a cozy place to stay instead of going out in the cold. Consider setting out a decorative display for an extra cozy touch.

5. Dress up your Tables

Tablecloths are a great way to cozy up your furniture for the winter. Table runners with seasonal designs, seasonal flower arrangements like poinsettias, and large pillar candles in silver and gold are a great for the cooler months.

6. Layer Rugs and Bedding

Layering your rugs can add warmth and style to your condo, not to mention extra comfort to your feet. Throwing a warm blanket and extra pillows onto your bedding will give your bedroom a snug feel.

Still looking for the right piece of Downtown Boston real estate to call your own? Check out our inventory online and give us a call to schedule a showing!

Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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