As the winter season draws nearer, folks around the globe are getting ready for cold temperatures, merry holidays, and hopefully- snow. (Unless the global warming thing throws a smoking hot spanner in the works, that is.) One of the best ways to embrace the cold weather, as well as the beloved holidays that are waiting for us just around the corner, would be to employ some home decorating tips specifically created for winter time!
In this here article, we’ll give you 7 tips on how to decorate your home for this year’s winter season. As you’ll see, all you really need to pull this off is connected to utilizing what you already have and adding a touch of creativity for good measure.
Without further ado, here are our suggestions!
1) Front Door Wreath
The surest sign that the folks inside a house are aware that it’s winter outside and Christmas is nearing is to see a jolly-looking wreath hung on their front door.
The beauty of this piece of decoration is in its simplicity.
All you need is a simple round frame to hold the greenery you intend to put on it, some evergreen plants, and a nail or some similar piece of protruding structure on your door to support it all!
2) Evergreen Foliage Galore
Since evergreen trees and plants are going to be the theme for the winter season, you might want to keep in flow with nature by decorating your living quarters with some of these plants and pieces of shrubbery.
For example, you can put small baskets of cones at the bottom of your window panes, or put some Winter Jasmine and Winterberry Holly on your dining table.
There are plenty of beautiful flowers and plants that bloom in winter, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
3) Add Interesting Lighting Solutions
And by lighting, we mostly mean – candles.
Relatively inexpensive and easy to set up, decorative candles can massively improve the atmosphere in a room, especially during the holiday season!
So, when you go out to do your next shopping spree, make sure to get stocked on plenty of merrily-coloured candles – they’re always a safe investment.
4) Decorate the Fireplace
If you have a fireplace, not decorating it during the winter season is nothing short of a crime, really.
Now, since a fireplace is a pretty big part of your room, you can opt for a variety of decorations for it. (Meaning, you don’t have to go for just one theme.)
You can add some evergreen tree branches, decorated garlands, and, of course, Christmas stockings just to make sure you’re well-prepared for the Santa’s arrival!
Since fireplaces also serve a practical purpose of providing warmth to your living room, another interesting thing you can do would be to contact Screenflex or other similar company and set up some room dividers at strategic spots, so that the heat doesn’t escape to the areas of your house you don’t plan to use.
5) Vintage Ski Display
If you fancy organizing your interior in the Hemingwayesque sort of grand outdoors style, fashioning a small station made up of vintage-looking skis or some other explorer’s fatigues can be a great way to accomplish an atmosphere of rustic and tough.
So, skis, an old but well-preserved sledge, a North Pole explorer’s uniform will all do the trick!
6) Hot Chocolate Bar
Pairing up useful with beautiful.
Dedicating a small portion of your living room for a hot chocolate bar can be a great way to highlight the importance of old traditions and the delicious winter-time beverages.
Works with coffee and tea, as well!
7) ‘Crochety’ Ornaments
Winter means sweaters and sweaters mean ‘crotchety’!
Whether you choose to buy your crocheted decorations, or even better, make them yourself if you know how these cheeky little pieces of warm cloth can greatly improve your home’s winter-time appeal!
All things considered, decorating your house for the winter doesn’t have to be complicated or too expensive. With a bit of creativity and the willingness to beautify your home-sweet-home for the merry season before us, you can easily make a warm and serene domestic wintertime setting.