When winter rolls around, it’s only natural that we spend more of our time indoors. Therefore, it pays to make sure your home is a warm and inviting place. Decorating for the colder months doesn’t have to mean putting your Christmas decorations up in December. Rather, it’s all about adding layers and incorporating seasonal colours. To get your home winter ready, here are our top tips:
- Change your bedding: In the heat of summer, it’s not unusual to forgo a duvet altogether, in favour of sleeping under just a sheet. In the winter, however, layering up your bedding will help to keep you warm during the night, as well as add a visual appeal. Consider changing lighter, cotton sheets for a flannelette alternative, for a cosier night’s sleep.
- Introduce additional textures: Another way to up the cosy factor in your home is by adding textures, such as a rug. Natural sheepskin rugs are both beautiful to look at, as well as cosy underfoot. They also help to keep your feet off of cold floors, which is particularly welcome at this time of year.
- Display firewood: Proud owner of a log burner? One way to add a touch of winter aesthetic to your home is by keeping your firewood on display. Not only does it look pretty, it’s also a practical storage solution.
- Bring out the blankets: When it’s cold and rainy outside, little beats wrapping up on the sofa in front of a film. To really get cosy, bring out your favourite blanket so that it’s on hand for those chilly winter nights.
- Light some candles: During winter months, when the nights draw in, the gloom and darkness can feel overwhelming. One way to offset this is by lighting scented candles. The light they give off is far softer than overhead lighting, and they’ll also add a pleasant scent to your home. Alternatively, bring some romance to the dinner table, by lighting some table candles.
- Switch on lamps: While it’s easy to flick a switch to illuminate a room, an array of lamps throughout the room emit a gentler light, which is far cosier than a harsh overhead light.
- Decorate with dried flowers: An easy way to brighten up your home is by displaying a bouquet of dried flowers. While fresh flowers are beautiful, they’re less abundant during winter, and their dried counterparts last far longer.