I’m one of those rare people who love winter. I love snow… boy, oh boy I love snow! And bundling up, and roaring fires and frosty window and almost everything that goes along with cold weather. Because I live in an area that gets all four seasons I like to celebrate them by reflecting the season in my home. And winter is a time to make my home cozy, warm, stripped down and welcoming. Here are a few things I do to make my home a sanctuary from the cold while adding lots of decor beauty to StoneGable!
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The first thing I usually do when I change my seasonal is to create a vignette. For winter I like to use whites with warm neutrals and lots of bling in vignettes. Mercury glass candlesticks I had on the dining room table for Christmas and moved them to the living room. Mercury glass is so reflective and adds a bit of sparkle to even the darkest winter day!
If you don’t have mercury glass use other reflective metals like silver, stainless steel or even gold. Gold is warm and goldtone metals are so big this year!
Every sofa in my house is accompanied by a throw in the winter. Soft and textural and cozy. I think adding a throw to a sofa or favorite chair is one of the best ways to decorate for winter! A throw invites you to snuggle in!
I just ordered a gorgeous white faux fur throw. Oh what a little luxury on a cold night!
For me, winter is a time to strip down my decor a little and keep it very simple. Spring, summer, and fall, as well as Christmas, are times for embellishing. But in the winter my house takes a breather from all the extra decorations!
I think it’s good for our homes and good for our souls!
Don’t forget to use candles this winter… and lanterns. Candlelight has such a pretty glow and will make any room extra cozy and romantic. The lantern below creates such beautiful patterns on the wall!
I’ve been using battery-operated candles lately. I found ones that have a moving flame that looks very real. You can find them below.
These candles have timers so you don’t have to switch them off and on every time you want to use them. They are a bit more expensive, but this is a look that is worth the investment!
Light up your winter nights with candles!
One exception to all minimal embellishments in the winter are pillows! Oh, I can’t get enough of them any time of the year. This year I kept my pillows primarily white and loaded with texture!
I mixed old favorites with a new soft, felted pillow with snowball like pom pom fringe. I’m seeing lots and lots of pom poms used in pillows this winter as well as texture and faux fur!
If you use pillows that are close in color make sure they have texture! Lots and lots of texture! Texture makes them interesting.
One decor element that I use from fall until spring is pinecones. They are perfect for decorating in the winter. I especially like pinecones with a little faux snow! So don’t put them away with the rest of your Christmas decorations! Use them!
I like to use them with white dishes in the winter. LOVE the look of stacked snowy white cake plates and pinecones! This is a signature StoneGable look in the winter.
And don’t forget to use white dishes in the winter! Unlike other months, I keep them pretty stripped down and sorta minimal too! Dishes are not just for eating on. Use them in other rooms of your home.
Here are some other tips for decorating in the winter months…
- add plants to your bedroom
- use white flowers around your home
- fill a bowl with pomegranates for your table
- use several stoneware crocks to decorate a shelf
- prop birch logs in a corner
- add a mirror to a room to reflect light
- layer white or neutral bedding
- add a sheepskin as a thow to a chair or sofa
- add a furry pillow as an accent
- put down a big throw rug on hardwood floors or layer rugs
- put a lantern by your front door
- hang white drapes on your windows
- diffuse wonderful aromas that evoke warmth and winter coziness
- light candles
And you can get the StoneGable look here…
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Winter is the perfect time to let the simple style and beauty of the rooms in your home shine. Adding just the right touch of winter decor and lots of white!
Pick a few decor elements and get busy creating a beautiful winter home!
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