When the holiday season is over, and the decorations are stored away, sometimes our homes can feel flat and cold. Today I’d like to share some easy neutral winter decor ideas that you can easily adapt to your own style and budget. Use what you have or maybe treat yourself and splurge on something new! Read on to find out my five favorite ways to cozy up a space for winter.
Neutral Pillows & Throws
I love neutrals…and the perfect way to add them to your winter decor is with pillows and throws. They are not only perfect for winter decor, but every other season as well. For me, the perfect neutral is ivory. There are many other neutrals to choose from: white, black, gray or khaki/tan. Mix them or keep your color consistent…but pillows and throws can turn a cold, plain room into a cozy retreat.
My current favorite metal is copper…but in our living room, I have mostly gold or burnished gold. I decided to stick to that color and added a few more touches throughout the room. Tassels on the lanterns, a gold bucket filled with a preserved boxwood ball, an ivory pitcher with a gold design. The stack of blue vintage books is embossed with gold. The gold velvet pillows on the sofa are the finishing touch. Other shiny metals that you can incorporate into your winter decor are silver, mercury glass or oil rubbed bronze.
Natural Elements | Fresh Flowers
Nothing takes a room to the next level like fresh flowers. They instantly add charm and warmth. I have flowers inside all the time in the summer when my garden is in bloom…but in the winter I tend to let that go. When I was planning this post, I decided I wanted ivory roses. Well, of course, they were nowhere to be found. I thought I was settling on the mini carnations and hydrangeas, but they have turned out to be quite perfect. I can’t tell you how they’ve cheered me up!
Candles & Lanterns
Winter days are short…and the nights are long. Adding candles to your decor can make a room glow and if you choose scented candles, you get the bonus of aromatherapy. They are a budget-friendly way to add warmth to any room.
Texture is, in my opinion, essential to successful neutral decor. Without texture, a neutral space would be boring and lifeless. You can add texture in dozens of different ways, but here are my favorites:
- Chunky afghans
- Furry throw blankets
- Throws with tassels or fringe
- Sisal rugs
- Velvet, corduroy or embroidered pillow covers
- Layers or piles of quilts/vintage blankets
- Books stacked on tables or on shelves
- Layered window treatments: shades, sheers, panels
- Baskets or wicker trays
I’ll be back in a few days with a little more information on decorating with neutrals. Why it makes sense and how it can save you money. Why I switched from tons of color to mostly neutrals. How to get started if you want to make the switch yourself. See you then…
Here are a few more ideas for ways to cozy up your winter!
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