Winter Decorating Ideas

winter decorating

With the cold days of winter upon us, it’s a wonderful idea to warm up your home with some great winter decorating ideas from Better Homes and Gardens.

If you have a fireplace, create a cozy spot by arranging your furniture so its facing the hearth. Adding pillows or throws to your furniture also helps to create a cozy space.

To add some cheer to the long winter days, add bright colors or patterns to your décor. Boldly-patterned pillows or brightly-colored throws are a great place to start. These bright colors can be displayed throughout the spring and summer season as well.

To add more light to the shorter days that come with winter, consider hanging a mirror above the mantel or on a blank wall. The mirror will reflect the light and help to bring the brightness of the sun inside. Painting the mirror frame a bright color can help add brightness to the room as well.

Adding bright and bold window treatments to your kitchen will keep your workspace cheery! Consider making your own by, “purchasing a yard of fabric in the color or pattern of your choice, hemming the raw edges, and using clip-style curtain rings over rods.” Throughout the rest of your home, replacing any sheer drapes with thicker, more boldly patterned curtains can help cozy up the space. You may want to layer window treatments to keep winter drafts at away.

Moving from the kitchen into the dining room, consider cozying up the space by adding warmly colored slipcovers to your dining room chairs. Slipcovers can be easily changed and cleaned making them a good choice to add warmth to this space.

Warm up your bedroom in the doldrums of winter by adding textured bedding. Consider adding a cashmere throw or velvet pillows to your décor.

Bring some of the beauty of the winter season into your home with white glassware. Placing white glassware against a dark background can create a stunning display. Placing some silver in the same area can offer a striking display mimicking the glittering snow outside.

Warm up your hardwood floors by adding some cozy, fluffy area rugs. Consider layering rugs for a more interesting look. The same can be done with carpeted rooms. Adding a throw rug on top can create an inviting look.

If you have a window seat, adding a fluffy cushion or feathery pillows can add comfort to the space. There is nothing like settling in with a good book in the warm sunlight on a cold winter’s day!

Last, but not least, a nice wintry scent can go a long way to warm up a space. Adding a bowl of potpourri or a warmly scented candle, such as cinnamon, go a long way to making a cozy space! The mantle is a great place for your potpourri or candle.

These are all some great ideas that help make a house a home. If you are making a move and are looking for the perfect house, please contact me! I’d love to help you with your home search. I can be reached by phone at 973.637.0004 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For great real estate information, including insider tips, please be sure to visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.