Home Decor Ideas for Winter
Home Decor Ideas for Winter
Taking inspiration from the seasons is a great way to get creative with interior design and home decor throughout the year. Whether you want to bring in fresh floral prints for spring, create a cool beach vibe in summer, or celebrate the wonderful shades of Autumn throughout September and October, decorating your home in keeping with the seasons is fun and inspiring.
Winter is sometimes considered to be a tricky season to decorate for, but actually, it is arguably the best. Between occasions like Halloween and Christmas, and rich winter colours such as wine red, forest green and gold, there are plenty of aspects to take inspiration from. One unique way to embrace the winter season is to create a beautiful winter garden, if you have an outdoor space. Installing a fire pit is a great way to make your garden more useable on colder evenings. Likewise an outdoor heater will help you stay cosy even when temperatures drop. Remember also that gardening and planting flowers is not something to take care only during the summer months. Winter flowers and shrubs like camellia, viola, snowdrops and winter jasmine grow well in the colder months, and will add colour and brightness to your garden.
Festive Christmas Decor
The early winter months are the perfect time to plan your Christmas decor ideas. Preparing for this time does not always mean getting a Christmas tree and decorating it to the max. If you prefer not to get a tree or don’t have the space for one, there are plenty of other ways to bring some seasonal cheer into the space:
- Add festive foliage around your fireplace or coffee table
- Light candles in warming scents of frankincense, cedarwood, orange, fresh pine needles, and cinnamon to evoke a festive mood
- Fairy lights are not just for the Christmas tree. Hang them around picture frames, mirrors or bookshelves for cosy vibes on winter evenings
- Use accessories like cushions, throws, ornaments and winter flowers to capture the festive mood. Shades of red, olive, cream and gold are ideal
- Create a beautiful mantel-scape on your living room mantelpiece. Simply adding some greenery, perhaps some sprigs of holly, tall pillar candles and some fairy lights will bring some seasonal cheer to the room
- Take inspiration from nature and make a floral bouquet with mistletoe, holly, eucalyptus and ilex berries to place as a table centerpiece. Poinsettia plants are also popular at this time of year
- Make Christmas crafts to place in your home, or to share with families and friends
If you are making Christmas crafts, be sure to read up on how to remove super glue. This can be tricky to remove from your fingers and surfaces, but there are some easy methods such as using vaseline to remove it from fingers, acetone to take it off nails, and using simple shampoo and conditioner to remove it from hair, if needs be. Christmas crafts are a lot of fun to make, especially if there are young children involved.
2024 Interior Design trends
Once the Christmas rush is over and the New Year sets in, Spring will be just around the corner. Spring 2024 is set to bring some refreshing new trends when it comes to the world of interior design. Expect a blend between modern design and nature. Natural materials such as wood, cotton, linen and stone will be at the top of every home owner’s wishlist. When it comes to colour, soft, muted shades like sage green, terracotta, and sandy neutrals will continue to be popular, thanks to the sense of calm which they evoke, as well as their connection to the natural world.
The wall panelling trend will continue to be popular too. It is relatively easy to install and creates a luxurious, refined feeling in a room. Professional designers will continue designing with both elegance and comfort in mind, as the style and ambience in a home has a big impact on the wellness of its residents. Homes need to be practical for modern life and this will be evident in 2024’s low key, nature-inspired trends. In home tech, smart home technology and appliances will also continue to be huge in 2024.