Deck The Halls

As the weather gets a bit colder, all kinds of changes are quickly approaching. New seasons, holidays and even the advent of the new year offers new chances for your home to look brand new in many ways. While you don’t always need to decorate each and every season, the winter months are a great time to do a bit of an overhaul to your space, even in small ways. Think of it like “spring cleaning” but during the other end of the calendar. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when considering last minute decorating and designing for the winter months.

Keep It Cozy
As the temperature dips, the focus on your decorating efforts should be to make everything warm and cozy. This could mean a lot of different things to different people, so just focus on what it means to you and the ways you can infuse it with the rest of your space. This might look like changing a few textiles like throw pillows and blankets to faux fur or other plush materials, or as simple as making use of your fireplace. Think of scents that you associate with the time of year, and bring it into the space with candles, diffusers and other scented items.

Bring in the Outdoors
This is the perfect time of year to bring elements of the outdoors inside your home, especially considering the season. Whether your celebrations includes a tree or not, seasonal elements like pinecones and seasonal flower arrangements can make the world of difference in your space. Even something as simple as bringing out more rustic wood-based accessories can do the trick. Think about ways to infuse whatever style your space is with more natural elements and go from there. This is very easy in living spaces that have fireplaces. If your fireplace is a functional one as opposed to just being for display, don’t hesitate to put it to good use!

More Space for Conversation
No matter what you do or don’t celebrate, the winter months tend to be the time of year when family and friends gather a bit more than usual. It might be due to the weather outside, but there are plenty more home-based social outings that occur during this time, so it’s important for your home to be able to accommodate. For homeowners who love to entertain, consider the kinds of things that will keep your guests happy. Spruce up your regular living space furniture with more throw pillows than usual, and make used of ottomans and nooks for even more seating. If your living room normally has a coffee table in the middle of it, consider moving it out of the way or putting it in storage for more space for conversations to flourish.

Keep It Fresh
Just because you’re adding seasonal elements to your home, that doesn’t mean you have to completely change the style! Look for items that still fit into your current aesthetic but take it up a notch. If your space is on the modern side of things, don’t add seasonal elements that are tailor made for a French country or traditional space. You can find more sleek and streamlined looking options that will work out much better.