10 Cozy Updates to Get You Through Winter
It’s been almost an entire month since Christmas, and I’m still missing the sparkling lights, fragrant greenery and general festive fun that the holidays bring. With all my Christmas decorations packed up, I can’t help but feel like my house is missing something. So instead of leaving my home in a blank state until the next holiday rolls around, it’s time to add some winter charm to my humble abode. That’s where these sparkly, warm and cozy winter decorating ideas come into play.
Evergree Holiday Garland With Magnolia Leaves
Known for its elegant, classic appeal, magnolia garland is popular with homeowners coast to coast. Although it’s considered nearly maintenance-free, there are a few tricks to ensuring your magnolia garland will last throughout the holiday season.
If you miss your holiday garland as much as I miss mine, this magnolia leaf alternative is the perfect way to brighten up your mantel and bring some non-Christmas greenery back into the house.
Purple Yarn Wreath
When you're finished, you can either add ribbon and turn the wreath into a one-of-a-kind chair swag (guests will swoon!), or use an over-the-door hanger to add festive charm to your front door.
A naked door is a sad door. So, instead of letting your bare entrance get you down, dress it up with a colorful wreath that celebrates the season.
Make a Statement With DIY Chic, Preppy Pillows
Add warm, menswear-inspired appeal to your bed pillows this winter with quick and easy slipcovers made from old sweaters and button-up shirts. You need a needle and thread, pillow inserts, fabric and your imagination to complete this fun project.
During the holidays, my throw pillows get a major Christmas update. And now that they're gone, my regular pillows just aren't cutting it. This easy DIY not only adds a cozy winter touch to your decor, it also makes the most of those old sweaters you haven't been able to part with.
Make It: Super Soft Sweater Pillow
Yarn-Wrapped Pinecones for the Holidays
Add a different spin to your holiday decor with these simple, colorful pinecones. All you need to do to create this look is wrap bright strands of yarn around pinecones — no glue required. They make perfect embellishments for gifts or placed in a bowl as a centerpiece. Design by Camilla
Remember how those colorful Christmas ornaments used to light up the room? Don't say goodbye. Instead, try your hand at these wintery yarn-wrapped pinecones. Just wrap your yarn around the pinecones and place them in a bowl for the perfect seasonal centerpiece.
Inexpensive Holiday Decor
These ice lanterns are very easy to make, incredibly inexpensive (practically free!) and are absolutely beautiful when lit on your doorstep through a cold night.
Unless you're one of those people who leaves your Christmas lights up all year, you're probably used to coming home to a dark, uninviting front porch. Lucky for you, this beautiful ice lantern takes advantage of the cold weather, illuminating your porch in perfect winter fashion.
Make It: Ice Lantern
Midcentury Modern Sitting Room With Stone Fireplace
A rustic stone fireplace can't compete with the retro style in this sitting room. Graphic wallpaper and a starburst clock surround the fireplace, while midcentury modern chairs and a round coffee table form a small fireside seating area.
If you're really looking to make a change, consider giving your home a brand-new color scheme for the new year. Wallpaper, paint or even just a couple of fun throw pillows should do the trick.
White and Silver Modern Mantel Display
Evoke modern style in your home this winter with an all-white, minimalist display. This mantel is accented with white fireplace with a geometric mirror, silver candlesticks, white reindeer and a vase of magnolia leaves. A flokati rug draped over the base of the fireplace adds warmth and coziness.
One simple way to add some sparkle to your home is including a great mirror. Not only will it cast more light throughout the room, it will also serve as a great replacement to the fabulous Christmas-themed mantel you've been missing.
If you want to create instant warmth, both visually and physically, adding some faux fur throws is definitely the way to go. If you need more inspiration, check out our favorite ways to cozy up your home with fur.
Not only is mixing metals super trendy for 2016 (see what these designers had to say), it's also a great way to add instant warmth to your home. If silver and gold is too bold for your taste, gold and bronze is a great first step.
There's nothing like winter white in the form of a comfy sweater to turn your home into an ultra-cozy atmosphere. Want to see more wintry white spaces? Check out these white interiors that'll give you the warm fuzzies.