There are many things that are associated with winter; however far too many of these things have been swept under the category of Christmas décor and their values as simple hallmarks of winter have been forgotten or relegated to the mere distinction of yet another Christmas decoration. Winter months for some are long and cold. Anything that brings a feeling of warmth and cheer into the home is an excellent idea for decorating a winter home.
Home Décor for Winter
Believe it or not, hibernating animals for many brings about a feeling of winter. Try using black bears as a home decorating theme to make your home feel cozier and better prepared for the cold nights of wintertime. Flannel is a great companion to these delightful black bears and can be used in throws, bedding, and curtains in order to complete the look with style and finesse. In fact, you may want to throw in a few flannel pillows so that you can attempt to hibernate right alongside the cuddly black bears. These are quite popular home decorations as of late, so you should have no problem finding a bear or two.
There isn’t enough that can be said about the ability of a nice roaring fire to add warmth and a wintertime glow to almost any room. It really isn’t winter for most people unless there is a nice fire burning in the home. The warmth is so much more than merely physical; it is also soul soothing and comforting to watch a fire burning brightly before your eyes while warming your cold hands and feet. A fireplace can also add a touch of romance to your winter nights so be sure to keep cozy blankets and candles close by as well.
Much like a fireplace, candles add a warm cheerfulness to the rooms they touch. There are certain fragrances that are perfect for wintertime candle burning, but even less appropriate fragrances are often welcome during winter months as they provide the soft glow that makes the world seem so much smaller and friendlier. Keep this in mind as you are shopping for your winter home decorating ideas as well as the fact that fragrances matter when creating an atmosphere, so choose the fragrances appropriately for the season.
Pillows and Blankets
Use pillows and blankets in your winter decorating to add layers of warmth and comfort as well as visual appeal. It is amazing how your mind can convince you that it is warm when you are surrounded by warmth. If your mind doesn’t convince you that it is warm with blankets and pillows lining your sofas and chairs, there is always the option of just bundling up and letting your body convince your mind. There is something soothing about the comfort and the softness of the pillows and blankets for anyone feeling the chill of winter.
Don’t let the celebration of winter end when the Christmas tree comes down. Find ways to incorporate warmth into your home during the winter. Embrace the season with affection and laughter and all that enter your home will be warmed by the charming atmosphere inside.