Appeal to the Five Senses Winter may be perceived as cold and dark in some home environments, while in others it feels magical, cozy, and luminous. What differentiates one experience from the other? We navigate the world through a complex variety of sensory input. Because of this, our physical environments have an enormous impact on the way we experience and perceive life. Today, we’ll look at how to create a cozy winter home through the lens of the five senses.