Decorate For Winter
Decorate your home for Winter without Christmas decor and still have a fun cozy winter vibe in your home with these five easy tips and ideas. Make your home enjoyable and cozy for the winter months with these simple tricks.
I love decorating my home with the seasons. In fact, Winter is always fun, especially around Christmas time. However, when the Christmas decor comes down after the holiday it leaves my house feeling a little bare and drab.
You might be one of those people who likes to leave the Christmas decor up until well after the new year. But I for one, am one of those people who like to bring it down the days or so after.
So in the bare cold wintery months, I am bringing you little inspiration ideas that you can do to help create a Winter vibe in your home plus one of these ideas will help with cooling and heating in your home saving some costs.
5 Decor Ideas for Winter
There’s so much beauty during the wintertime. Powdery-white snow falls from the sky accompanied by frozen ponds and lakes that reflect the tranquility brought about by this season. As a homemaker, you can bring the beauty of winter indoors by changing up your decor and making your house a little more homely.
The quiet of winter is best spent indoors where you can introspect on the year that has gone by and the year to come — and what better way to do this than by being surrounded by cozy and comfy winter decor. Below, are five simple ideas that will inspire you to spruce your house up during the wintertime.
DIY Winter Greenery
Remove all the red from Christmas and keep it simple with winter greens and whites.
Since you can barely see any greenery during the winter, you can make your own winter wreaths and garlands to freshen up your house and remind you that spring will eventually arrive.
When crafting a wreath or garland, Calm Moment’s guide to creating greenery decor notes that you shouldn’t worry about making the base look too neat and it’s best to let nature do its magic. You can use eucalyptus, pine, cypress, and juniper cuttings for the base of your winter greenery decor since these can be easily formed to your desired shapes.
Then, you can liven these up by attaching foraged greenery like dried flowers, leaves, and berries. If you can’t find any around your area, then pay your florist a visit or check your local market.
Treat Your Windows
During the winter, it’s crucial that you get rid of any window drafts to keep the heat in. One way to do this is by installing an energy-saving window treatment like thermal roman shades. Think of these as quilts for your windows, helping block cold drafts from going inside your house and helping retain the heat inside.
Another way to warm up your windows is by installing wool curtains. They’re particularly practical for the weather too, as they help keep the cold out and the warmth in. They come in plenty of different styles, so feel free to search online or even DIY your own by repurposing a wool blanket.
Cozy Up Your Living Spaces
Nothing beats having a fireplace to warm up your home during the winter. If you don’t have a fireplace, you could also bring out the thick and extra soft blankets, duvets, and faux fur throws to make your living spaces a little more toasty during the winter.
Rugs with a high knot count can also take the cold out of your frigid floors. You can also create a gallery wall in your living spaces to make it homier. HomeServe’s list of home improvement ideas notes that a gallery wall can also celebrate your loved ones, passions, and hobbies.
To further amplify the comforting effect of your winter decor, be sure to stick to neutral tones that fit the overall color scheme of your home. This makes the greenery a focal point in and around your room.
Create A Hot Cocoa Bar
Who says hot cocoa is only for Christmas time?
If you want to have a decor piece that also doubles as a delicious coffee bar like mine, then you can create a hot cocoa bar (or section) so your friends and family can easily fix up a hot cocoa drink to warm up.
By having a hot cocoa bar, you can make the cold winter nights more enjoyable. Your hot cocoa bar doesn’t need to be super fancy — it just needs to be super organized so anyone can easily make themselves a cup of hot cocoa.
Kenyatta from My Design Rules advises that you should also make sure that your hot cocoa bar has a constant supply of mugs, utensils, and napkins. Place your hot cocoa bar in the areas of your house where your family often congregates, like the kitchen or the living room.
Don’t Forget the Tree
No, I don’t mean the Christmas tree.
Having planted trees in the home is quite possibly one winter decor item that shouldn’t be missed.
Your choice of a real tree will also perfume the home, for example, a small Easter Red Cedar will have a warm scent as it is part of the juniper family.
Having several winter trees around the home are the perfect way to add some green to a very grey season. They can be a mix of faux trees and live ones. If you do not have a green thumb, then you may want to stick to the latter. The point is don’t be surprised by how a little bit of greenery can go a long way in your winter decor.
If you’re looking for places to buy materials to decorate your winter trees, you can check out discount variety stores like the Dollar Tree where you can find a wide array of decors and materials for any winter DIY project.