Winter’s short drab days are upon us and while we’ll get a little break with some Holiday cheer… Winter isn’t officially over until March of 2021! Is it just me or does that seem like an eternity? Warm-up your home with some cozy winter decorations that work long after the holidays are over. Now’s the time to pull out those antique pieces you love but don’t have use for all the time. There’s something about antiques that feel ‘right’ for winter.
Here are some ideas for every room in your house!
If you have a fireplace, nows the time to show it off! Mantels in gold and white, silver and white or white with a pop of evergreen add a modern look without feeling cold. Soften the glow with realistic LED candles.
An outdoorsy or winter pillow (maybe in flannel or plaid) tossed on the couch gives you a place to rest your head when you are laying watching Hallmark Christmas movies well into the New Year.
Turn your winter gear into fun decorations for the kids. I found this idea for mitten garland in Country Living. What an ingenious way to use up old mittens.
Take the winter gear idea to a new level for the whole family to enjoy. Hang skis or snowboards and give your bonus room a lodge feel. Vintage skis are super cool and can be used in several ways.
Cozy, cozy, cozy. Add a faux fur throw to the bed or a chair. Yes, I’m going to say add more pillows. (Hi my name is Cassee and I’m addicted to pillows) Velvet is another fabric that can create a snuggly hideaway for the cold temps.
Layer winter rugs for a cool look that also serves a practical purpose. It will help keep your feet warm on cold hardwood floors. Bright natural light is hard to come by on gray, winter days so you might need to add an extra lamp in your office. Greenery is always a nice touch in the winter.
Create a permanent spot for a hot cocoa bar for the kids or coffee for the adults. It will be a hit for winter entertaining.
THE DINING ROOM
Set a winterscape at your table with natural elements like pinecones, herbs, evergreens or chestnuts. Layer on the rustic charm with Snowflake accents (on candles, dishes, or as a stand alone element) and burlap.
Consider adding slipcovers to your dining room chairs.
THE BATHROOM (I told you I had ideas for every room!)
Get out your fluffiest towels to dry off. Add a new rug to stand on. If you want to get super fancy, add a towel heater!
Vintage sleds, evergreen branches, and berries say “Welcome, Winter!” Galvanized metal buckets make for great winter containers. Of course, winter wreaths and citrus garland can be used in almost any room (on doors, cabinets, walls, and above fireplaces)