5 ways to cozy up your home
Reclaiming your spaces is certainly a post-holiday perk. No longer are you tripping over boxes and bows – or continually sweeping up tree needles. But after the festive feeling of the holiday season, some of us may feel like our homes are a bit stark once the trimmings are all packed away.
With the cold weather, we’ll be spending more time inside than ever. Here are 5 easy ways to “winterize” your decor, to give your home more of that warm ambiance we love to snuggle up to.
Keep spirits bright with strategically placed pops of color throughout your home. It doesn’t take much: you can invest in bold decorative pillows, a cheery bedspread or a multi-colored throw for the living room. Bonus: These colorful accents will happily stick around, inspiring you for spring and summer decor, too.
Using mirrors as part of your home decor reflects light, helping you maximize it on these shorter days.
At night, candles place in front of a mirror creates a stunning effect, making it look like you have twice as many candles burning!
In addition to the decorative statement they make, area rugs are a great way to warm up a wood or tile floor. But a striking decorative rug can also be layered on top of your existing carpet, adding more depth and interest to the room.
Even if you are not “overhead light challenged” – free standing lamps can be a staple in your home decor wheelhouse. They offer focused light where you need it, and a warm glow to a room when used alone. And when you’re ready for a change, moving a lamp to a different room couldn’t be easier.
From kitchen valances to floor length panels, window treatments add texture and warmth from within. If you like to switch things up seasonally, fabric panels make it easy. If you’re in the market for a more custom solution, companies such as Levolor (sold at Snow’s) offer a wide selection of blinds and shades, many of which are incredibly energy efficient.