Air is getting a bit chiller, holidays getting closer, and winter just around the corner. Holiday decors can last up to the end of December, but longer than that, it can look very out of place and simply odd. Interiors can now look too plain and simply boring. So, what would be a better time-spender than to give your home a winter-season makeover?
Here, we will be listing down some easy and doable décor changes to get your home set for the coming winter season, but before we get right into it, here are some reasons to convince you why it would be a good idea to do so:
- The more you get used to your home’s interior, the duller it can look. Thus, a fresher home interior may just rekindle the fire you used to have, like starting a new chapter of a book.
- Nothing beats a cozy and warm winter with new and more comfortable blankets, pillows, and bedsheets.
- Keep the chill greys outside your homes by sticking to warmer tones for your indoors. Not only does it give a cozier appearance, but also a relaxing aura for stay-in activities.
To start ticking those off from the list, here are some ways to redecorate your home without exaggerated effort:
Bring Comfort and Luxury into Your Home
Pull out your softest and warmest pillows best fit for the cold weather. Pillows and bedsheets with great textures are the most inviting, and absolutely nobody can resist snuggling into them, which makes them perfect for the cool cuddle-type season.
Similarly, crocheted and knitted blankets are also great picks for their texture and irresistible softness and comfort, not to mention warmth. Knitted sweaters are already nice; how much more if paired with warm blankets and sheets?
Warm Colors for the Chill Weather
The last thing we want to do during the cold season is to have our homes look dull, and believe it or not, using warmer tones for your interiors can keep the cool breeze outside your home.
Cool colors are the whites, silvers, and blues, so to balance that out, choose warmer colors for your indoor accessories and alterations such as yellow, browns, navy, and burgundy.
The contrast will visually bring in warmth and greater comfort, which is a plus, especially when you plan to bring in visitors and want them to feel at home.
Try to replace anything with the color that reminds you of ice and snow and be amazed at how much of a difference it makes. Your home in winter is much more visually pleasing when it doesn’t remind you of anything cold.
Light Up your Home
Winter nights can be dull and depressing. So, bring out some fairy lights, lamplights, candles, and lanterns that are perfect to drive away these negative emotions.
Not only does better lighting give your home a lovely ambiance, but it also adds aesthetic into your home.
Soft white lights that are warm and yellow are suitable for living rooms and bedrooms, whereas warm white lights on the yellowish-white are best for kitchens and bathrooms.
Even just a small lamplight on one corner of your home can already have a great effect on the overall interior, and kind of makes you want to just read a book and drink warm coffee on an ideal evening alone, or have a romantic candle-lit dinner for two with your significant other on a winter evening. Either way, you can never go wrong with good lighting.
Welcome Nature In
Flowers are too cliché; welcome nature into your home by bringing in bare branches and fresh berries indoors. Centerpieces made of evergreens, sprigs, winter-blooming flowers, and pinecones are ideal as well and will emit elegance without being too over the top.
You can decorate your front door with wreaths made of greenery and accessorize it with branches and berries to make your home look more welcoming and one with nature.
Add a few touches of winter on some corners of the rooms, such as snowflake elements and potted firs. These will result in a very interesting and unique winter concept that will leave both you and your visitors in awe.
Make the Fireplace your Home’s Highlight
Rearrange your furniture and make sure they are around your fireplace to ensure that anybody in the house keeps warm for the winter.
Dark and rich colors are best suitable for your home, and this corner will keep the area bright and, most of all, cozy. This is an ideal spot because everybody wants to get warm and close to anything that gives off warmth during the cold season.
If you have a fireplace mantel, don’t leave it bare. Decorate it with candles, minimalist artworks, and winter greenery to keep the ambiance.
On the other hand, if you don’t have a fireplace, then a simple table set up with candles and an elegant centerpiece would still do the trick. Remember, the highlight of your home will always be the warm spots, so it’s best to make sure that they are inviting and eye-catching.
Decorating your home may seem like a small and irrelevant thing to others, but in reality, it can make so much of a difference when it comes to keeping your spirits high and mood in great condition.
The cold season can easily attract gloom and despair; thus, it is best to keep out the negativity by bringing in warmth and comfort in your safest place. It does not even have to cost you a single cent, or if it does, not much for it to become worth the money spent.
The peace and enjoyment of the process and results can go beyond your expectations, so be creative and have fun redecorating your home this winter and hopefully, the ideas above made you more eager and excited to give home a new look along with a call for new beginnings.