8 ways to make your home cozier -- and 1 common mistake to avoid

8 ways to make your home cozier -- and 1 common mistake to avoid
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Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper knows a thing or two about making a comfortable, beautiful home. And because we can't seem to break through the cold, she's sharing her favorite tips for making your home extra warm and cozy and also a few ways to transition your home for spring.

But however you decide to cozy up your cottage, beware of over-accessorizing. "The biggest no-no that I've seen with a lot of my clients is that they almost over do it," says Gaines. "When spring starts coming, all of the sudden you start taking all of [the decor] back and then your house just feels empty."

Check out the slideshow above for Joanna's best ideas for making your home warm without going over the top.

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