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My Top 5 Ideas for Cozy Winter Decor

Not all of us enjoy the change of the seasons from autumn to winter - it can be hard to accept the colder weather, the darker mornings and shorter days. If you’re an outdoorsy person, you might be dreading spending more time indoors due to inclement weather. While there are plenty of things about winter we don’t like, there are ways to ameliorate the situation to make it not only tolerable - but something you can actually look forward to!

If you are going to spending more time indoors, you need to make sure that it’s a place you want to be. Whether you work from home or are coming back in the evening after work, there are ways to make your home inviting and cozy.

  1. Decorate your home to your taste.

Decorate your home the way you want, so that you have an inviting and cozy place to relax. Gallery Wall Set here

Maybe you are renting or you’re just very busy and haven’t had time to think about decorating. Or maybe you think you’re not going to be good at it - so where do you even start?

You don’t have to be an interior decorator to have a comfortable and stylish home. If you don’t think you have any ideas about what you like, scroll through Pinterest or pick up a home magazine. I’m sure you will have opinions instantly about what you like and don’t like! Cut out pictures from magazines or pin pictures to your Pinterest boards to start coming up with concrete ideas for what you want your home to look like.

Decorating your home isn’t about following the latest trends or completely replacing everything you have. It’s about having a home that you love to be in - that reflects your tastes and interests.

2. DIY Projects

Give new life to vintage furniture and have something totally unique. Artwork here.

If a winter of re-watching your favourite shows on Netflix is not inspiring you, why not spend some time on a couple of home projects to keep you busy and decorate your home at the same time?

This is a great way to flex your creative muscles and keep active when the weather is horrible outside. It’s also a great way to recreate ideas or designs that you are struggling to find or purchase locally.

  • Paint your walls a fresh color or put up removable wallpaper

  • Search for vintage or antique furniture on Craigslist or Ebay to restore

  • Buy a sewing machine and make your own cushions from vintage fabric

  • Learn how to embroider or needlepoint

The point of a DIY project is not to have a perfect finished product - it’s to enjoy the process and be inspired. Find some good tutorials on Youtube or Skillshare and learn how to do something new!

3. Hang up Art

Art on your walls can reflect your interests and tastes! Wine Gallery Wall Set here.

One of the easiest ways to liven up your home and inject some color and warmth is to hang up some art ! It might take a few trips to the D.I.Y. store for nails or hooks, but it is so worth it! Empty walls, especially those painted white or other neutrals can be draining and lifeless. Art that inspires you or reminds you of things you love - holidays, friends and family, your pets - will bring a smile to your face every day.

How do you choose art? With the amount of choice out there, it can be a bit overwhelming. But it pays off to be bold and brave with your choices. Again, it’s not about being on trend and more about what you like and what makes you happy.

  • Commission an artist to paint your pet’s portrait

  • Look for art on holiday at flea markets and galleries

  • Choose art that complements the main colours in your rooms

  • Match frames and not the art - for cohesion, stick to one color frame per wall or per room.

  • Search for art inspired by your hobbies and interests (this is also a great way to find gifts!)

4. Set up your dedicated “cozy” areas

Why not make your bathroom a peaceful and relaxing place to unwind? Vintage Bathroom Gallery Set here.

One way to make your home extra inviting is set up a cozy little area dedicated to relaxing. If you love to read, this might be a quiet corner away from the tv or family room where you can read in peace. If you love crafting, set up a small table with good lighting and all your supplies easily accessible. If you love to talking long baths, set up your bathroom treats in a little drawer or shelf you can get to easily. When you have this little space dedicated to relaxing or being cozy, you will be more likely to do them.

Having a dedicated area also spares you the annoyance of looking for the same things over and over, or spending a lot time clearing up your space to get on with chores or other activities. It also allows you to prioritise your interests and hobbies, to give yourself proper time off from work or other responsibilities to relax and unwind.

5. Sit down to a candle lit dinner

Dinner can be an occasion to connect and unwind together. French Wine Glasses here.

Mealtimes at the dinner table can be an enjoyable ritual to wind down at the end of the day. To help yourself relax, you can also turn off the bright overhead lights, put your phone on do not disturb and light some candles! This simple pleasure will help you focus on the moment as well as who you are eating with.

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