Winter Living Room Decor
Turning your home into a cosy haven during the cold, dark winter months doesn't need bucket loads of time, money, or DIY skills. Winter decor is all about bringing nature inside and creating pockets of warmth and comfort in each room.
Woodsy scents, though very much associated with the outdoors, make interiors feel cosy and comfortable. Try wicker baskets for storage, pine cones for decoration, bare or not so bare branches, and wooden ornaments for instant cosy comfort.
Cosy fabrics like blankets, cushions, and throws are fabulous for adding warmth to a room. So are baskets of knitting supplies and thick, cosy socks!
The colours you choose during the winter months will make all the difference to your mood and the vibe of your home. A cream, brown and red colour scheme will make you feel as though your living room offers blissful solace from the harsh winter winds, like a sanctuary from the snow and a cocoon from the cold. Creams, browns and reds – warm and soothing colours every one of them – are popular winter decor colours. They blend well together to create a seamless look for your living room while complementing all styles of furniture from the darkest oak to the lightest pine.
Romantic, soft lighting such as candles, fairy lights or spot lights are ideal for your winter living room decor. Relax and unwind in your softly lit living room with a mug of mulled wine and a movie on a cold, dark winter’s night. If you’re not lucky enough to have an open fire place, there are some amazing electric and gas fires on the market that look almost as good as the real thing.
One of the greatest winter comforts is coming home to a warm, welcoming, cosy space - so why not give your home that warming and comforting makeover? It doesn’t cost the earth, but when the rain and wind rattle your windows, the results will be…. priceless!
- Gary Anderson