December 4, 2020 3 minute read

Bring some warmth into your living room this winter

The leaves have long since fallen and here in Boston it almost feels like we skipped fall entirely and headed straight into the chilly winter season. These long cold months can be hard to get through, but lucky for you, I have a few tips to keep your home feeling warm and bright (even when it’s below freezing outside!)

Get Cozy 

One of the more obvious ways to keep your space feeling warm is by adding some warm touches. Coziness is crucial in the wintertime, especially on snowy days when you’re stuck inside. Not only is this (Chrissy Teigen recommended!) Barefoot Dreams throw one of the softest blankets out there, the light colors and chic pattern make it the perfect addition to keep any living space feeling fresh and clean. Knitted accessories are huge this winter, making this tassel throw another great option to toss on your couch or favorite chair. 

And what’s a place to sit without some comfortable pillows to snuggle up with? This faux fur throw pillow from Urban Outfitters looks like a good place to rest your head with a book and a cup of your favorite tea in hand! If you’re going for a glam look this season, another fur accent you could try is this little rug from One Kings Lane. It would look great in an entryway or as a substitute for a pillow draped over a chair. 

Lights Up 

Lighting plays a huge role in creating a welcoming environment and there are endless ways to achieve that. Sometimes overhead or recessed lighting can be overwhelming, especially in winter months when it gets darker earlier. Lamps are an obvious way to light up a space and are often just what you need to illuminate a dark corner or even an entire room. This Target floor lamp is simple but brings in a nice light wood accent with a white shade that allows for maximum brightness. 

Another way to create the ambiance you’re looking for and add some warm light? Candles! This Blue Capri candle is something that I keep in the house year-round. As if the amazing smell isn’t enough, the iridescent jar with a copper lid can be repurposed and used as a decoration after burning. These votives are also perfect accent pieces that won’t break the bank and can be easily filled with tea lights, which allow you to switch up the scent as often as you’d like. While these birch candles may be mostly decorative, they bring a natural, winter touch to any home. 

Tips For The Road…

As the days become gloomier, it becomes more important to create bright spaces inside your home. Sticking to whites and other light tones is the best way to brighten up your home. The varying shades of white, cream, and metallics on the bindings of these decorative books add a homey touch that is monochromatic, but certainly not boring. If muted colors aren’t your style, winter is always a perfect time to experiment with jewel tones. This plum velvet ottoman adds a pop of color in one of today’s most popular textiles.

Winter decor can be a lot of fun to dream up, but with colder temperatures come new challenges every homeowner needs to address. Installing thicker curtains is not only a good way to block the cold air from blowing into the house, but a heavy curtain can also make spaces appear more intimate and cozy.

Take some time to really think about what kind of atmosphere you want to create in your home this winter. As we begin spending more and more time inside, it’s critical to build spaces you feel warm and at home in. 

Published: December 4, 2020

Mikala Downey


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