It’s winter, it’s cold outside, and that makes us want to hunker down in our homes and be cozy. Thankfully with just a few touches, you can easily make your home feel warm and inviting for the holidays and the rest of winter. Give your home a seasonal touch with these easy winter home décor ideas.
Candles are a great and inexpensive way to create a cozy atmosphere in your home. Set them up on coffee and side tables, fireplace mantles, as table centerpieces, and anywhere else you need a little something extra. If you want to take it even further, dress up your candles in lanterns placed around the home.
2. Blankets & Throws
When the weather gets cold, there’s nothing better than cozying up under a warm blanket. Make sure to have a good stock of blankets and throws in living spaces around the home, and add them to bedspreads for a nice touch of décor as well as some practical warmth throughout the night.
3. Add a Mirror
Mirrors are an easy and low-cost way to make rooms feel larger while adding a little bit of sparkle. In the winter, they are especially useful as they have the added bonus of reflecting more light into the room, brightening up even the dreariest of grey winter days.
4. Winter Hues
Perhaps a room in your home needs a little more colour. Updating the paint colours or wallpaper is a little bit more of an investment, so if you want something easier, try adding bursts of colour in smaller elements like pillow covers or a new piece of statement furniture, and see how it can reinvent your room. Great colours for winter include hues of blue, red, and green – but adding rich hues of any colour will help to brighten up your rooms.
5. Wreaths and Garlands
Wreaths and garlands aren’t just for the holiday season; they are a great way to add a touch of winter greenery to any room. Wreaths can be hung on doors or over the fireplace, while garlands can be laid across mantles, tables, or empty book shelves.
6. Set Up a Hot Cocoa Station
This one is for the true cozy lovers out there! If you have an empty space on the kitchen counter or on a dining room sideboard, set out a kettle, some mugs, cocoa mix, and jars of marshmallows and cinnamon sticks for your own makeshift cocoa station.
7. Decorate with Natural Elements
Winter is not the best season for spending time outdoors, although taking a trip to go snowshoeing is always fun! To bring more nature indoors, try decorating with natural elements. Things like orange slice garlands, pine cones, and cinnamon sticks are all on-trend for the season and have the added bonus of creating a beautiful, wintery aroma throughout the home.
8. DIY Mason Jar Lights
All it takes is a little bit of twinkle lights to create a cozy atmosphere in any room! Place twinkle lights in a mason jar or wine bottle and place them in areas around the home to add a soft, magical glow.
9. Mixing Materials
If you have a room that’s looking dull and drab, try mixing different surfaces and textures to generate interest. Pair bold, sparkly metals on pieces like wall décor or photo frames with natural elements like wood and softer, cozier elements like knit pillow covers and faux fur blankets to create a cozy contrast that will make your interior look like it’s been designed by a professional.
10. Fresh Pine Vases
An easy way to add some winter greenery to the home is to simply place pine, fir, and spruce branches in clear vases. Bonus: it’ll make your home smell like a wonderful forest.
11. Make a Decorative Porch Box
Don’t forget to decorate the outdoors! An easy and simple DIY is to make a decorative winter box for your porch. Combine birch logs, pine cones, sprigs of holly, fir and pine leaves, and even some twinkle lights in a wooden crate or metal bucket to create an attractive and welcoming element before guests even enter your home.