Oh, yes! It’s that time of the year – when we sip hot cocoa and dip fluffy marshmallows when we wear hand-knit jumpers and ravish our home with beautiful wintry decorations. Everybody loves to feel the joys of winter, and not a single individual would deny the fact that a home must be equally ravished just as the Christmas tree. Of course, you don’t need to hang millions of string lights around your home, but a few here and there won’t be such a burden. Nevertheless, for those keen on winter and those who simply want to add a touch of winter delight, here are some cozy home decor ideas that you have to implement this winter.
1. Snuggle up to your décor
An easy way to add a fluffy, cozy feel is to add shag. Shag carpets and pillows were utterly popular back in the ’70 and nowadays they are coming back to the limelight. Everybody loves the feel of coziness in their home, and if you were to place fuzzy accent pieces, you would certainly make your ambient feel homier. Add a throw blanket or accent pillow, or if you have more money to spare get an ottoman or coverlet in the fabric that will maximally warm up your home.
2. Place warm underfoot
Adding warmth to your décor is the essence of winter decoration. You can do this in many ways, but the most effective is to add a warm underfoot. The feeling of bare feet on a cold and empty floor can make anyone detest the winter, so find a good nearby carpet store and equip your floors with sensational underfoot. You could get a wall-to-wall patterned carpet, or simply cover up the cold floor with a flat-weave rug or plush throw rugs. Whatever you decide to buy would drastically improve the overall feeling of warmth in your home.
- Add magnificently layered lights
When winter’s days approach, we lose precious daylight, so it’s vital to make sure your interior remains and feels bright and inviting throughout the season. Create fantastically layered lights by placing various lighting options throughout the house. Bring the floor lamps to illuminate dark corners, place tea light candles, add small fixtures atop side tables or the mantel, and even hang a few decorative and white or colourful string lights around the fireplace or over the window drapes. What’s more, you can even use soft dimmers to change up the atmosphere on your overhead lights, the list is endless.
4. Bring life to the table
If you aim to quickly and effectively invite a wintry feel into your ambience, the key is to dress the table. You can create a playful tablescape with a red or gold shimmery tablecloth. The contrast will be wonderful if you have dark wood floors. To create a cozy atmosphere, you could also add quilted runners to your tables and bookcases. When you decorate the table with a specific theme not only do your boost your room’s aesthetic outlook, but you will have a safe amenity that will protect the area from spills and moisture marks as well.
5. Spruce up the area with glorious scents
Believe it or not, but our sense of smell is equally crucial when you wish to cozy up your home. The riveting wintry smells like cinnamon, orange, pine cone, or sweet vanilla can help spruce up the ambient and make it a real winter delight. As it’s vital to add to your home’s visual landscape, it’s also important to add natural aromatherapy to help humidify the space and make it more welcoming. You could use candles or opt for exquisite diffusers, but in any case, adding glorious wintry scents will make a fine winter décor adjustment.
6. Let there be colours
White winter isn’t a cliché, but it can be rather tedious to have your entire space decorated in a purely pale white hue. Avoid that nasty winter blues by adding bright and vivid accents. If you have plain-coloured furniture, add some jewel-toned accessories or fabrics that will contrast that boring look. A bright navy throw blanket or a boldly patterned picture frame will help enlighten the cold space. Even pops of cherry colour can bombastically make your home cozy for the winter, think placing cherry-coloured area rugs, table cloths, and even draperies.
7. Enjoy a fire
If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace, you are in for a real treat as nothing is more snuggling than lighting a fire in the comfort of your home. In the contrast, if you don’t have a built-in fireplace or a wood stove, you could still enjoy in wonders of this winter perk by getting a portable fireplace. It may not be the same thing, but you could instantly feel the warmth and get that cozy factor. For those who aim to get a portable one, make sure that you get a ventless one that uses ethanol because it enables a clear-burning feature.
8. Create a reading spot
Nothing beats drinking mulled wine and reading a thrilling novel next to a spicy fireplace while it’s snowing outside. A few things are as enjoyable on a cold winter day as sinking into a good book, so prep your reading spot asap. Find a comfortable chair or sofa, get a good reading lamp, a nice velvet blanket, some plush pillows, and settle neatly near the window. Prepare your hot cup of something and ditch the tech gadgets so you could silently immerse into your favourite book. This may not sound like a classical décor idea, but unless you have the above-mentioned amenities, you won’t have the same wintry vibe while you read your book.
Don’t wait for the last minute to prep your home for the winter, but spare some time off work and other chores and start decorating. There’ll be some things you would want to get and incorporate the moment you lay your eyes on, while you would need to reshape some things slowly and meticulously, hence start the decoration asap!