Winter is upon us, which means that it’s time to deck out our homes with seasonal decor. Instead of getting some run-of-the-mill and kitschy winter decor, why not try and step up your home’s look with some of this season’s biggest home decorating ideas and trends?
Use cozy textiles
Temperatures are dropping, which is the perfect excuse to cozy up your home. Drape plush sheepskin pelts, crushed velvet blankets, cable-knit throws, and other comfy and textured textiles all around your house. For even more coziness, place a cow skin hide rug on your living room floor! You can also stash textured blankets in a basket beside your couch, so they’re well within reach during movie or game nights with your family.
These textiles have good insulation properties, helping you save on energy bills. Together, not only will these materials give your space a sense of coziness, these will also provide you and your family some much-needed warmth during this season.
Go for all-natural decor
Turn your home into a chic winter wonderland by embracing a more natural palette when it comes to decor. This is preferable to the gaudy color schemes of seasons past.
Focus on muted greens, rich and earthy browns, and natural reds, as well as textures like wood grain, raw linen, and jute.
Want to take this a step further? Spruce up your mantel, dining table, and shelves with freshly-cut evergreen sprigs and boughs, as well as with garlands of air-dried citrus, all of which will leave your house looking — and smelling — like a true winter wonderland.
Change your lighting
One of the easiest ways to change the look and feel of a space is by changing how it’s lit.
For example, if you want to give your living room a cozy and relaxing feel, simply add warm-toned bulbs to your lampshades and floor lamps. You can also place small lighting fixtures atop your side tables or the mantel to brighten dark corners.
To add more light and a sense of season, light some scented candles! Not only will these add a dash of drama to your living room, they can also make your space smell great!
Decorate your front door
Simply placing a wreath or hanging basket on the outside of your front door gives an immediate signal to visitors that you are celebrating the season. It’s also a warm reminder for you every time you come home. Front door decorations do not need to be overblown and shouldn’t overpower the entrance. A simple basket with a few choice accessories or a simple one-colored wreath should be enough.
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