My winter decorating starts with this easy to create, neutral, early winter vignette in the living room. I’m creating a warm feel by limiting the colors in my vignette to blacks, whites and many hues of brown. I’m giving the vignette an organic feel (because brown can look a little dead) with a boxwood ball, lots of pinecones and nubby burlap! And so it does not get boring and too flat looking I’m adding the shine and sparkle of mercury glass! The result is serene, warm and chic. Perfect for winter!
Christmas is past and now it’s time to add some soft and subtle winter tones to my neutral living room.
The “Cudahy” meat crate turned tray is pretty much a fixture in the living room now. I love it’s unrefined look with my more upscale table and neutral sofa. My natural decorating style leans towards the more formal so I dress it down with organic, chippy, rustic farmhouse pieces! My Cudahy tray works to tone down the formality of my room and makes it feel more relaxed. I love the balance and play between rustic and refined!
In recent years I’ve come to a peace about my unusual, eclectic style. I love, love love decor and different styles! It’s just too bad I don’t have a dozen homes to decorate! Cottage, farmhouse, mid century modern, industrial, traditional, found-and-upcycled, and bohemian are a few of my very very favorite styles that make me swoon!
I tend to buy large ticket items like sofas and beds and chairs in traditional styles. They are timeless. Buying furniture that is neutral gives me the freedom to add almost any color to a room! Many of my readers might think that I don’t like color. Not so! I love color! But I love so many colors that I can’t live with just one for very long!
So, neutrals let’s me explore many colors! If I had to choose one other color to add to my home on a permanent basis it would be blue! Blue, to me, works very much like a neutral!
Winter, is a great time to keep things neutral and calm.
Don’t put those amazing pinecones away! Use them until spring!!! And then don’t keep them very far away because they make the best “filler” in arrangements!
To brighten up the vignette I moved some the candles from the dining room table and added them to the tray! I’m just wild over mercury glass! Probably more than silver. It has such a depth of sparkle to it!
The boxwood ball in the mercury glass planter also came from the dining room table.
How about you? What is the first thing you decorate in your home for winter? If you don’t have a direction yet, try putting together a simple, beautiful early winter vignette!
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