For some, winter is all about snowball fights, ice-skating and sledding down your neighborhood's biggest hill. But after the thrill of the first snowfall is gone and the deep freeze sets in, it's time to stay in and get cozy.

First, set the ambience with Mountain Rose Herbs Palo Santo Smudge Sticks. This trendy ceremonial wood is used the same way as burning sage and emits fragrances of pine and mint when lit or unlit. The sticks not only make your home aromatic, but also are believed to aid in the healing of winter sicknesses, like the common cold and flu.

For added solace, Restoration Hardware has turned the humble bean bag into a plush pile of comfort by covering it in faux fur. It's the perfect place to curl up and catch up on your reading. Just add one of ABC Carpet & Home's Mohair Throws — they come in 14 snow-melting colors — for the perfect punctuation.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to keep warm and cozy as you watch the next snowfall — from your living room window.