Winter is the perfect time to redecorate since it enables homeowners to experiment with textures, colors, and decorative elements that instantly make a house feel warmer and cozier. According to a recent survey, 70 percent of people make it a point to decorate the interior of their homes before November ends, and most individuals and families decorate with the winter holiday season in mind. You don’t even need to hire an interior designer to make your house look like it’s straight out of Pinterest. With a few items and a bit of effort, you can successfully style and decorate your home for the cold weather. Here’s how to do it.
Just as you would when picking out Christmas decorations, you’ll need to have a theme when choosing colors and items to refresh your space for the winter. Doing so ensures that your decor looks cohesive, and it’s a surefire way to create an elegant look for your home. For instance, if you’re going for a Scandinavian look, you’ll need to stick to neutral tones such as beige, white, black, and grey, with some dark green here and there for color. Meanwhile, for a classic Christmas-themed decorating scheme, you’ll need to incorporate shades of red and green into your living space, plus some touches of gold. If you want something a little more modern and fun though, perhaps an all-white scheme with accents of pink, turquoise, and lavender will appeal to you. Whatever it is, make sure to commit to the theme and have it all throughout the house.
Apart from being aesthetically-pleasing, your home also needs to be warm and cozy to make it more inviting for your family and guests. Once you’ve got a theme in mind, you’ll need to add items that can add warmth and softness to your home. It can be as simple as adding throw blankets on couches and rugs on the floor, and placing a few candles on designated surfaces. Doing these things can instantly make your home more comfortable, which is a must if you have young children, elderly adults, and pets living with you. Pets, in particular, can be quite vulnerable to the cold weather, so taking steps to keep pets healthy and warm should always be a priority. You can do so by providing them with warm beds and taking them to the vet before temperatures start to drop.
Meanwhile, for those who are in the market for some new furniture, consider treating your family to a bigger couch where everyone can just lounge and relax while spending time together. An oversized L-shaped sofa can be a good pick for a family with four to five members. You can also swap out a statement chair for a comfy armchair. Make sure that the seat is soft and not lumpy, and that it’s big enough to curl up into.
Nothing compares to a fireplace when it comes to creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. Not only does it give light and warmth on cold nights, but it also provides emotional comfort to beat the winter blues. If you’ve got a wood burning fireplace in your home, make the most of it by cleaning the fireplace and the chimney and burning only seasoned wood. However, if you don’t have access to a fireplace, you can always install an ethanol fireplace in the living room or kitchen. This type of fireplace does not create ash or soot, but it generates heat and light just like a typical fireplace. Moreover, new ethanol fireplace models come in incredibly chic and stylish shapes and designs, making it the perfect accessory for your home.
Keeping your home cozy and beautiful during the winter season makes your space a lot more enjoyable for everyone during the cold months. Consider these tips to makeover your home to create a warm and stylish hideaway for the winter.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.