Winter season, in general, is quite a downer isn’t it? The biting cold, the dark, drab outside and the overwhelming hibernating vibe makes it really a bland time. Yes, things get festive and cheery during Christmas, but post the holiday period there is again a lull in the energy and happy vibes. It becomes extremely necessary to add a healthy dose of cheer and liveliness to the setting. You need to bring in decorative elements to bring in a homey and inviting feel to your home décor. Many home-owners opt for the wreaths and holiday décor to get them through to March. Nothing wrong it that, but you can be so much more creative without spending a lot. There are so many ideas and winter decorations available that will bring rich, seasonal colors and texture to your interior décor.
Easy and effective winter decor ideas
If you’re looking to bring some interest and appeal to your home décor post-Christmas, then here are some easy and budget-friendly tips to get going. The trick is to keep things neutral and introduce natural elements to give some texture to the setting.
Decorating the Fireplace Mantel
As mentioned above, the best winter decorations and tablescapes feature natural elements and texture. And the fireplace mantel is just the right place to do that. From shed deer antlers to pine cones, some greenery and flowers to pom pom garlands, easy subway art to snowflake mantel with candle fireplace, there are so many things you can include to make your fireplace more appealing and wintry.
Add lush greenery
Greenery has the ability to elevate the look and feel of the entire setting. In the dark, bitterly cold days, they bring in a much-needed refreshing vibe and just brighten up the space. There are so many beautiful faux plant options available that will bring flair and excitement to your décor without any maintenance. From burlap flowers to faux fir, fake berries to pine cone arrangements, there is a wide variety of elements that will bring a touch of winter color and texture to the setting with minimal fuss.
Bring in rustic flower arrangements
A delightful artificial flower centerpiece in winter colors will bring a nice, cozy feel to the setting. From tall silk flower centerpieces for entrance spaces and empty corners to medium and small faux flower arrangements for center tables, coffee tables, end tables, mantels etc, there are so many options available that will inject appeal and bring details to the setting. Just remember one thing- ditch the festive reds and greens and instead opt for browns, rich emeralds and purples for a spectacular display.
Cozy sweater pillows
Throw pillows get a major update during festivities in each household. Once the Christmas is over, they tend to get back to their bland, monotonous self. You can add a cozy winter touch to them by creating sweater pillows. The best part is that you can use your old sweaters which you find hard to discard and give them a functional, elegant twist.
Wreaths and Garlands
Nothing announces festivities more than wreaths and garlands on the front door and interior walls. There are incredibly appealing winter wreaths and garlands available that will bring that wintry vibe to your home décor. These are different from Christmas wreaths, but will bring that homey and welcoming feel to the setting. From understated accents to simple, classic ones, you will find wreaths and garlands that will bring sophistication and character to your décor style.
Fur accessoriesFur is an epitome of coziness and warmth. And it has become a big home décor trend once again with increasing number of designers using them in winter décor. There are so many faux fur accessories available that will help you make your space warm and cozy in no time. From faux fur throws to sheepskin throws for your couches and sofas to dining chairs, faux fur rugs to other fur accessories, they come in a range of styles and sizes which will add instant warmth, physically and visually to the décor.
A wintry, welcoming first impression for your guests will set the perfect tone for the rest of the space. Hence, dressing up your foyer for winter is an excellent idea. Again, adding as many natural elements in the décor as possible is the way to go. You could add faux or real fir branches to the entry bench or table or you could bring in winter decorative wreaths or garlands and make complete the scene with rustic crates pretty pinecones.
The key to decorating home for winters is that you don’t need to opt for bold colors and eclectic patterns. For a delightful winter home décor, all you need to do is introduce accessories with coziness and keep the winter palette neutral and bright. No matter what you introduce in your rooms, ensure that they have rich textures and a moody outlook.