Winter’s just around the corner, and for most of us, nothing beats coming home to a warm, cozy living room. Some of us have a fireplace, while others have warm wool area rugs. But is your décor as “winterized” as the rest of your home? A few extra touches can go a long way in suiting your home for the season-and we’re not talking about expensive indoor heating.
Decorating for winter can be as simple as choosing the right fabrics or picking the right color scheme. A well-decorated home can make you forget that it’s even snowing outside! Here are some ways to warm up your décor during the colder months.
Rearrange your furniture. One way to create warmth is to put your furniture closer together. Intimate arrangements make a room look more inviting and create lots of space for conversation. Arrange them in a circle or have two or more pieces face each other. If you have a large room, try placing round oriental area rugs under the furniture to define the space and add a warm glow to the room.
Make use of layers. People cope with the weather by throwing on extra layers of clothing. The same trick works around your home-add extra layers to your slipcovers, tablecloths, and window treatments. Add topper fabrics to your tablecloths to suit the season, and use a valance on your living room windows. In the bathroom, you can layer two or more towels over each other (and save space in the process).