How is January treating you so far? Need tips on styling your home for the winter? Well, you’ve come to the right place. It’s just now starting to feel like winter around here, so I thought I’d do a quick post on what changes you can make, in your home, to make it cozy for the winter.
With the holidays over, and the spring still a way ahead, it’s easy to get stuck in a decor rut. Your Christmas trees are put away, but its not quite time to put up your spring daisies and bunnies. I actually have never decorated with a bunny, but you get the picture- they’re cute and lovable and totally spring.
So, how do you style your home for winter when winter is such a drab and terrible time?
Warm up your whites
One of the best tips on styling your home for winter is to tone down your crisp whites in your home. A few of the ways that you can achieve this is by layering some darker or textured pillows in deep colors. You can also do winter whites and creams, if you prefer a more neutral look. Try to incorporate some dark wood pieces to your home in the form of shelving, side tables, or accessories. A walnut stained shelf above your couch to hold frames and trinkets, or a wooden bowl on a table will give that white a warmer feel.
Blankets, blankets, blankets
A blanket on a sofa, a blanket on an ottoman, one in your reading nook and one on your bed. A blanket here, blanket there, blankets everywhere! Nothing softens up your home and makes it winter ready more than some cozy blankets. See, styling your home for winter is easy.
Now, I’m a person that can appreciate the romantic light of candles flickering. I don’t do well with strong smells because of my allergies, sad I know, so I have started diffusing oils to create a nice smelling atmosphere (bonus points if it helps me to breathe). But there is no denying that an easy and cozy winter decor idea is to light candles and create soft light. I like to place candles on my mantel, coffee table, bedroom, and dinner table.
Bring the outdoors, indoors
This is the time to bring in all of your plant babies to prevent them from freezing. I’m sure that if you don’t live in the south, you probably have already done this, but it’s a nice reminder. Every year I forget at least one plant and it breaks my heart. I think that having plants inside year round is definitely a way to brighten up a space and gives you a tropical feeling, even when life is less than tropical. It definitely helps when you’re styling your home for winter because it makes you happy! Plants help the air around your house plus they just make you happy…is it just me?
I hope that you can use some of these tips to warm up your home and enjoy a cozy winter holiday. Let’s hope the groundhog sees his shadow in a few weeks 😉