It’s dreadful outside but don’t let the bitter cold put a damper on things. We bring you winter-proof decor tips that are sure to cheer you up.
When the streets are a depressing shade of grey, spring’s pastel shades just won’t do. Adding vibrant colours to your environment can energize your surroundings and remind you of warmer months. It could be as simple as placing red hardcover books on your coffee table to add shots of colour or buying a cable-knit throw in vibrant orange for the couch. If you’re really serious about brightening things up, invest in persimmon curtains or a burnt orange braided rug to layer over your current one.
Going green doesn’t only mean buying hybrid cars. This winter, bring the outdoors inside your home by keeping evergreens, poinsettias and other seasonal potted plants in the living room. Create a calming effect in your bedroom by keeping pale green plants by the window or dried plants and pine cones in a clear container. That way, you’ll bring some nature indoors even if outside the leaves are brown and the trees are barren.
Spring is so two seasons ago and so are floral scents that are associated with the warmer temperatures. Invest in spicy, citrus and woody scented potpourri and scented oils for a warm welcome.
You’re going to be spending a lot of hours at home so you might as well make yourself comfortable. Create your personal haven by keeping a basket filled with knitting needles and yarn, the latest hardcover from the New York Times’ Best Sellers List as well as issues of your favourite magazines by the comfiest chair in the house. Add a throw just in case it gets too chilly and it’ll be your favourite winter getaway.
Adding warm whites to your home is a great way to brighten up the space while keeping it clean and modern. Place a white antique vase on your wooden side table or switch your lampshades to white for a warm touch.
Days of light cottony fabrics are long behind us. Winter calls for warmth and rich fabrics are up to the job. Switch to nubby material for pillows in velvet, chenille or corduroy fabrics for much-needed comfort. Cover wooden and metal seating with the pillows to avoid sitting on cold surfaces.
Light your Fire
If you haven’t lucked out with a fireplace, don’t worry. Lighting candles in warm scents is a close second. Keep a tray of pillars on the coffee table and wide candles by your nightstand to heat things up.