Winter Home Redecorating Tips For a Warm and Cozy Home
This holiday season, bring warmth back into your home with some simple winter home decorating tips. Your home may not need any major home renovations or a total home makeover, but it’s always fun to modify a few key pieces and styling for each season. You can achieve a winter revamp simply and easily, without spending too much time or money. Avoid the winter blues by adding a few pops of warm and cheery colors in the form of new couch cushions or a cozy new accent chair in a cheery color. Cozy up to warmer and cozier bedding or a more lush shag rug in your bedroom. Maximize natural light in your home when the days are shorter. It’s worth a few small changes since you spend more time at home in the winter time. Below are some winter home decorating tips for a cozier home:
Make Your Bedroom a Warm Cocoon
Bedding matters in the winter time. Your bed deserves some new additions such as a soft, luxurious throw blanket and some faux fur pillows to cozy up to. Flannel sheets are known to be extra warm and soft, so you may want to consider switching out your current sheets for a flannel set. You should also get a new, soft shag rug or sheepskin rug for your bedroom floor. Make your bedroom a warm cocoon for the winter time, and keep the textures cozy.
Switch Your Coffee Table for an Ottoman
Nobody wants to put their feet up on a cold wooden or glass surface in the winter time. In the winter season, switch your coffee table for an ottoman. A leather or fabric ottoman will feel much warmer and it will cozy up your living room for the colder season. For instance, if you lived along the coast in New Jersey, you’d find that furniture stores on the Jersey Shore have plenty of stylish and fashion-forward ottomans specifically for the winter season. Always check out your local options first to support your community.
Add Some Extra Throw Pillows to Your Living Room Sofa
Your sofa needs to be a warmer recluse in the winter time, since you’ll be spending a lot of time lounging. Add some extra throw pillows that are soft in texture. Use sheepskin, faux fur pillows, velvet pillows or other cozy textures. If your sofa is a cool tone such as grey or blue, use warmer colored throw pillows when you’re updating the look for the winter season. This is the season you’ll spend the most time cozying up on your couch instead of being out and about, so you may as well make your couch as warm and inviting as possible.
Winter Scents and Candlelight
The right type of décor isn’t the only thing that cancoz up your home. You also want your home to smell warm and inviting. A fragrant bowl of potpourri—full of winter scents such as cinnamon, pine needles, or evergreen—can make a house a home. Similarly, winter-scented candles in scents such as pumpkin pie, forest pine or gingerbread cookie will add that feel-good winter scent of the season. The candlelight itself adds a beautiful, soft glow to any room and makes any room immediately feel cozier.
Maximize Natural Light
The days are shorter in the winter time, so it’s crucial to maximize what natural light is still available. How do we do this? By hanging large mirrors in the home, especially on walls near windows to reflect natural light. When you shop for a mirror, choose beautiful statement mirrors that add some luxe and act as wall art. For added glam, before you throw that gorgeous mirror up on your wall, make it aDIY feature wall by adding some fun wallpaper to the wall.
Create a Reading Nook
Winter is the time of year where you stay indoors more often, and since it’s bad for you to watch too much TV, you should create a cozy reading nook area. A window seat with fluffy seat cushions can be used, or a reclining chair near a fireplace. If you don’t have a fireplace, get a space heater for your reading nook area to make it extra warm and cozy. If you use a lamp, choose a warm-toned light bulb instead of a cold-toned one. It’s better for your eyes and feels warmer, too. Choose a comfy corner and create a space for yourself.