Last Updated on July 10, 2023 by Marie Bautista
When the summer heat is unbearable, you don’t want any extra layers of coziness in your house that can capture humidity or trap heat. But, as soon as the colder weather arrives, we’ll be spending more time indoors, which is an excellent opportunity to layer your décor and bring more warmth to your home. So, as you’re preparing for the most exciting holidays, check out these tips that will help you make your home super cozy for winter.
Create a cozy reading nook
If you’re a book lover, you already know there’s nothing better than reading under a warm blanket while it heavily rains outside. But, to make these moments even more unique, you can create an intimate and cosy reading corner where you can indulge in reading during the holidays. So, pick a perfect spot, and make it as unique and relaxing as you’d like.
It’s advisable to consider your seating options and, if possible, opt for an armchair that will provide ultimate comfort during long reading sessions. Then, include a few shelves in your design to add more storage space for your favourite classics. Finally, it would be best to keep a table lamp nearby if the lighting system in your room doesn’t fully illuminate your reading nook.
Decorate with candles
Decorating the living room with candles is an excellent way to make your living space smell great and feel more relaxing for winter. Pick scents that remind you of this season if you love scented tilley candles, such as vanilla, gingerbread, cinnamon, or mint. Place your candles on a decorative tray, and pair them with other tabletop decorations and accents.
Bring the outdoors in
Cold weather will keep you stuck in your house, which is a good enough reason to bring the outdoors in and enjoy your holidays surrounded by nature. Consider decorating your walls with wood accents, such as a new frame for a family picture or a painting that depicts natural scenery.
What’s more, try taking care of some low-maintenance indoor plants if you miss the summer. You can also use other natural materials such as leather or wool to add texture and an additional layer of coziness.
Create a new focal point
Gathering around the fireplace during cold fall and winter days is a great way to strengthen your family bonds. Luckily, you can encourage your family or guests to cosy up near the fireplace by creating a new focal point in your living room.
Of course, you will have to rearrange the furniture and add more seating options near the fire. Although this decor is only cosy during colder days, shifting your conversation area to the fireplace is a great way to keep yourself and your guests warm.
Experiment with texture
As mentioned earlier, different textures and layers of soft fabrics can enhance your winter decor and highlight the beauty of your home interior design. In addition, if you have children who love to play on the floor during cold winter days, it’s advisable to enhance comfort and make their activities more entertaining. Believe it or not, you can do that by installing a wall-to-wall carpet.
This flooring option that can be found in every carpet store, provides thermal insulation and a comfortable place to sit or play. But more importantly, this material will bring more coziness and texture into your home, and it will keep your children from catching a cold.
Find a cozy blanket
You can prepare your living space for colder days by placing new blankets over sofas and chairs. Layering with blankets in the room where you spend most of your free time will create a welcoming atmosphere that will invite everyone to join in and cosy up on the couch. Whether you want to drape or neatly fold your blankets before incorporating them into your design, keep in mind that this lovely addition to your decor will help you embrace the winter spirit.
Only a few design elements can effectively transform a living space into a cosy haven. These ideals will help you create a cosy and warm ambience, ideal for winter days and nights. On top of that, adding texture or bringing the outdoors in during colder days will always be in style. Once the winter is over, and the spring brings warmer temperatures, you can pack your winter decorations and keep them in your attic until the winter starts calling again.
Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney-based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet.