Most people begin the home winter decor process with a bang only to end with a whimper. Far too few people realize that Christmas is only the beginning of the winter season.
While Christmas decorations are a nice addition, they are a temporary decorative addition in most homes lasting only a month. This leaves two more months of winter with a sparsely decorated home in many cases.
Is It Christmas or Winter Decor?
There are many things that are associated with winter decor, but too many of these things have been swept under the category of Christmas décor. Thought of as the hallmarks of winter and have been forgotten and merged with yet another Christmas decoration.
Winter months for some are long and cold. Anything that brings a feeling of warmth into the home is an excellent idea as a winter home decoration.
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Baby It’s Cold Outside
Believe it or not, hibernating animals for many brings about a feeling of winter. Try using black bears as a home decorating accent to make your space feel a little cozier, in preparation for the cold nights of wintertime.
Flannel is a great companion to these delightful black bears and can be used in throws, bedding, and curtains. This will complete the look with style and finesse. In fact, you can throw in a few flannel pillows so that you can hibernate right alongside the cuddly black bears.
These are quite popular home decorations as of late so you should have no problem finding a bear.
Turn Up the Heat!
Fireplaces. There isn’t enough that can be said about the ability of a nice roaring fire to add warmth and a wintertime glow to almost any room.
It really isn’t winter for most people unless there is a nice fire burning in the grate. The warmth is so much more than being comfortable, it is also soul soothing to watch a fire burning. It’s brightness in front of your eyes while warming your cold hands and feet.
Fireplaces can also add romance to your winter nights so be sure to keep blankets and candles close by.
Speaking of candles. Much like a fireplace candles add a warm cheerfulness to the rooms they touch. There are certain fragrances that are perfect for wintertime candle burning.
Appropriate fragrances are often welcome during the winter months. They provide the soft glow that makes the world seem so much smaller and friendlier in the process. My favorite winter combo is Cranberry and Forest Pine.
Keep this in mind as you are shopping for your winter home decorating ideas as well as the fact that fragrances matter when creating an atmosphere so choose the fragrances appropriately to the season.
Cozy Up Your Winter Decor!
Use pillows and blankets in your winter decorating to add layers of warmth and comfort as well as visual appeal. It is amazing the things that the mind can do in the winter but one of the more amazing things it does is convince you that you are warm when you are surrounded by warmth.
With blankets and pillows lining your sofas and chairs, your mind should convince you that there is always the option of just bundling up.
There is also something soothing about the comfort and close softness of the pillows and blankets whether one is in perfect health or really feeling the chill of winter down to their bones.
Your Winter Decor is On the Way!
Don’t let the celebration of winter end when the Christmas tree comes down. Find ways to incorporate warmth into your home decorating style that only winter can accommodate.
Embrace the season with affection and laughter and all that enter your home will be warmed by the charming atmosphere inside.
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