Is your home in need of a makeover as we approach the colder months? It may be that at present, your home feels a little cold and uninviting. Decorating your home for winter is an excellent way to create a sense of escape from the harsh weather outside. So, cosy up with these ideas that will add a little festivity to your home, without being overwhelming.
The right lighting can really help set the tone of the room by brightening up the place. When Christmas comes around there’s nothing more cheerful than fair lights dotted around the room, whether it’s the kitchen or your hallway. This gives the place a soft, magical glow. If you don’t like the idea of covering your home with festive lighting, incorporate floor lamps to add a delicate ambience to your living room – without the need for overt Christmas fairy lights.
Layer up your cushions and throws to create a snug feel in your home. Drape a fluffy throw over your conservatory furniture or living room sofas to keep the cold at bay. In addition, always keep by a selection of cushions that you can bring out when the winter time really sets in. Luxurious materials such as velvet, chunky knitted blankets and fleece are all comforting textures, perfect for decorating your home for winter.
If you have tiled or wooden flooring in your home, you may want to consider covering it up as it can make the room feel colder in winter. A large, durable rug is the best way forward. You can even choose a few, for the bathroom and kitchen too. A shaggy rug or fluffy rug will instantly transform the space.
Those iconic winter smells you’re familiar with are what makes this time of year so special. So, invest in some candles or diffusers and spread your favourite scents around your home. The scent of your home can greatly impact how it feels, with a warming aroma helping to create that cosy feel.
For those lucky enough to have a fireplace, make the most of it during winter. There’s nothing like a warming winter fire to heat the whole home. If your fireplace is more for aesthetic purposes, then use it as an extra decorative feature by placing your favourite Christmas ornaments on and around it, as well as your Christmas stockings.
Last but not least are festive decorations. When you’re decorating your home for winter, you may only have your Christmas decorations up for a fraction of the time. So, try to use decorations that will also fit in well with your interior design for the rest of winter, like soft lighting and plenty of greenery.