Elegant Ways To Transform Your Home Into A Winter Wonderland
Winter is here, and with snowflakes soon to fall from the sky and the cold wind blowing, now is the perfect time to start preparing and decorating our homes for the holidays and winter months. This time of year is filled with warmth and joy, and your home should also reflect that.
Let winter take over your home with its soft and beautiful colours, such as white and soft blues, to bring peace to your home decor this festive season. Whilst the cold may be coming, your home should be a warm and cozy retreat from the elements. So, with Christmas lights, fluffy rugs and your favourite pieces of furniture, here are some elegant ways that you can transform your home into a winter wonderland.
Add Soft Touches
This winter, get ready to be warm and cozy on your bed or sofa with the help of some soft furnishings. It’s the little things that make a huge difference, and fluffy blankets, patterned or festive cushions and warming throws will bring your decor together with harmony.
If you want to stick with the winter wonderland theme, then be sure to choose neutral colours that have small hints and bursts of colours. Scandinavian prints are perfect, also, and is a great theme to incorporate into your home. There’s nothing better than being tucked under a blanket on a cold winter's evening, with a hot chocolate and Christmas ornaments decorating the room.
Prepare The Dining Table
Christmas often means plenty of time spent with family and friends, enjoying one another's company and good food. If you’re hosting, or are expecting to host, a Christmas dinner or gathering, then you can’t forget to pay attention to your dining room. Preparing your dining table for the festive season will mean that you can easily dress your room to impress when your time of hosting comes, so it’s time to get your best winter and Christmas table decorations out.
To create a winter wonderland look, then white is the perfect colour to use. When it comes to table decoration, use a white or silver tablecloth and scatter some pine cones and artificial snow for the ultimate finishing touch, or even a homemade table-length wreath.
Splashes Of Metallics
Touches of golds and silvers can be your go-to finishing colours this winter, as they bring elegance and warmth to your winter home decor. Especially effective when used in your living or dining room, ornaments with gold tones, candles and even cutlery and plates with touches of gold or silver will mix with the beautiful white tones of your winter wonderland table settings.
A Place To Lay Your Head
With all the Christmas festivities, you’re sure to be more tired than usual, so obviously you’re going to want a relaxing space to sleep and relax in. When it comes to incorporating the winter wonderland theme in your bedroom, it couldn’t be easier to create a stylish and peaceful resting space. White bed covers and pillows will match any decor you currently have in the room and will create a nice themed flow from the rest of the house.
For some finishing touches, add some modern lighting or a fluffy white rug and blankets for extra warmth and cosiness. If you have the room, you could even add in another Christmas tree in the corner - the more the merrier!
Remember To Enjoy
Don’t forget, Christmas is a time to relax and spend time with your family and loved ones. Remember to enjoy your time over the festive period and don’t get too caught up with decorating your home so that it is perfect. It’s all about being warm and snug as the weather gets colder, so transform your home as you see fit.
Whether you indulge in a new piece of fashionable contemporary furniture, an incredible armchair or choose to add a new theme for your Christmas tree, make sure your house is in a style that you like. Adding a few warming touches couldn’t be easier, even if you just add in a few candles around the home, these will elevate the mood and create a peaceful and warming atmosphere in your home.
Natalie Wilson is a freelance writer and avid interior designer. She loves discovering home renovation blogs and Instagram accounts and spending her free time shopping for home accessories to add to her growing collection. She aims to buy her own home in the next year and begin her very own renovation project. You can connect with her on Twitter @NatWilson976.