You know how cold winter can get, especially in Canada. First and foremost, it’s important to reach out to a furnace repair company when the temperatures drop to make sure your furnace is working well and ensure your home is well-insulated. Once that is complete, it’s time to start thinking about changing up the decor of your home to match the season.
Winter is a time to make your home cozy, as you will likely be spending a lot of time inside. But with so many options, what are some great ways to make your home a little more comfortable during the winter months? Here are some winter decorating ideas you can try in your home this year.
Add Some Natural Touches
While outdoor plants often shed their leaves and become covered with snow in the winter, your indoor plants will be thriving indoors. Bringing in some nice and festive plants can help take your winter decor to the next level. This could be some garland, evergreen leaves, a fresh wreath or even some plants that flower in the winter.
In addition to plants, you can use other natural touches, too. For example, keep some pine cones in a jar along with some winterberries, or place chestnuts in a bowl to add a wintery feeling to any room in your home. These can look especially good next to a nice warm fire and can help you into the holiday spirit as well. There are plenty of real or artificial choices to choose from, and many are available in a variety of colors, styles and sizes.
Warmth is Key
Because the winter season is cold, you need to keep warmth in mind when decorating. Thankfully, there are many decor and design choices you can make to give your home that little bit of extra warmth in the winter. One great option is to cover hardwood floors with rugs. These not only keep your feet warm and cozy, but can also help the room temperature stay more comfortable as well.
You could also change out your accent pillows to a fluffier type and add some warm blankets around the home. Adding some texture and depth in the room, whether with art or other decor, can also make the home feel warmer. Also, wooden accents or features can also give a sense of warmth and comfort for many people. Of course, in addition to your decor, furniture and accessories, there are several other ways to keep your home warm this winter.
Keep Things Colorful
One thing that people love about the seasons of fall, summer and spring are the colors. There are unique and bright colors everywhere, from the leaves on the trees to the flowers in the ground. Unfortunately, the winter doesn’t have a lot to offer in terms of natural color. The green grass is often hidden under a mountain of snow, and the trees are barren.
As you can imagine, this lack of color can affect people’s moods and leave them starving for a bit of color in their lives. Because of this, it’s a good idea to incorporate some brighter colors into your home during the winter months. This can help you stay positive and ensure your home is bright and colorful, even if it is white and blustery outside.
In particular, you should find ways to incorporate warm colors such as yellows, reds and oranges (whether bright or muted) as they can help your space be more warm. Color can be added in art, rugs, or even a new wall paint. If you’re not sure about which exact colors will look great in your space in the winter, consider checking out some inspiration online to help.
Light Some Incredible Candles
Candles are another staple in many homes, but they are especially important during the winter. The light they provide can also be more subtle than the bright ceiling lights when relaxing on the couch or taking a bath. In addition to the calming flicker of a lit candle, they can also fill your home with incredible scents.
Pine, lavender, citrus and dozens of other scents are perfect for the winter and holiday season. No matter your preferences, you will certainly be able to find a scent or color that you enjoy. Not only can they fill your home with lovely aromas, they provide a subtle lighting that promotes relaxation and calm.
Make Your Home a Cozy Winter Wonderland
By ensuring your home is warm, colorful, smells great and is full of natural touches, your home is sure to be cozy this winter. Feel free to experiment, and be sure to inject a bit of your own personality and tastes into your winter decor.
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