WINTER DECORATING IDEAS TO WARM YOUR HOME
Do you consider yourself a design minimalist? Into mid-century modern? A combination of a few unique styles? These winter decorating ideas for the home are easily attainable and may provide a little grounding and warmth to get through the season comfortably, no matter your decor style.
LAYER WITH WARM COVERINGS
Instead of investing in new furnishings for the winter season, think about layering soft textiles to different home surfaces. Just like donning a jacket to go outdoors, a rug, table cloth, or blanket can serve a similar purpose in the home. Most rug brands offer a variety of sizes, some that fit the shape of an entryway or hallway. Consider giving guests a warm floor covering to step on upon arrival. Elle Decor has a tip for warm room design: layer two rugs, one on top of the other, and place them under the coffee table.
Tablecloths and blankets create cozy coverings during winter months, too. When shopping, keep in mind the weight and weave of the fabric to ensure they are suitable for your home’s winter look. The Gabi Ethiopian Throw Blanket has a durable weave that can be used year-round.
REFOCUS WITH SUSTAINABILITY-MINDED LIGHTING
Refocusing the direction of light in a living space is a great way to switch up its look. Rearrange existing floor and table fixtures to alter the concentration of light. This update may reveal a new favorite spot in the home that is perfect for reading, working, or sipping a hot tea. Consider the Moroccan-made Amur Table Lamp which exudes soft light as it seeps through a hand pierced metal shade.
Keep an eye out for energy-efficient light bulbs such as LED that use less electricity and therefore may be more sustainable lighting choices. Architectural Digest recommends turning off overhead fixtures after dark and concentrating on casting low light. They note that the key to an intimate mood is incorporating various sources of lighting, including soft bedside lamps and strategically mounted ceiling lights for a touch of drama.
ADD TEXTURE AND COMFORT TO GUEST ROOMS
Add texture to guest rooms for the winter months. Create a comfortable and inviting space by stacking a few throw pillows in a variety of fabrics and sizes on the bed. Keep a few extra in the linen closet so your guests remain warm throughout their stay.
Candles and room fragrances are quick ways to freshen up a guest room, too. Consider invigorating scents such as Mint to assist in an uplifting morning or Oud for a more sensual wind down in the evening.
Whether you decide to winterize an entryway, dining room, living room or guest room this season, these winter decorating ideas are simple and easy to use. The spring equinox does not arrive until mid-March so there’s plenty of time to capture warmth in the home by using these quick decor upgrades. Spending a little time on your home this winter may give back to you in ways you can’t even imagine. Are you decorating for a totally different season? Read The Summit for ways to prep the home for other seasons!