It is December at long last. What does that mean exactly? It means that we are officially in the winter season, one of the most joyful and cheerful times of the year! In order to really bask in the season, you may want to take a piece of it home with you, decoratively speaking that is. Embrace the winter season, hone it, and let it invoke a feeling in your interior design. So how do you make your home feel like a refined winter wonderland? We’ll dive into that now, focusing first on how to doll up your living room.
As you may know from prior blogs, there is a first element to every design palette to be considered before anything else enters the equation. We’re talking about your color scheme. But, before you go crazy with the colors, think base layer. Take influence from the outdoors and sport some white in your space. Start by considering white paint for your walls as a good base. It is neutral, clean looking, and indicative of winter. Next, do a little bit of charcoal or a gradient of light to dark gray in other pockets of your space, and you will find everything to be tastefully balanced.
Now, add some zings of color to the mix and watch everything come to life! For color inspiration, especially in the winter time with a myriad of holidays, one of your best bets is to draw influence from those days of celebration. Although there are many, one scheme that is very closely associated with the winter is that of Christmas, so we’ll use that holiday as an example, but feel free to use colors that you attribute to winter! As part of the Christmas color scheme, reds, greens, and modest gold accents will do your decor a lot of good! So give it a go!
Seasonal decor takes a lot of influence from the outdoors being brought inside. And winter, being the beautiful, picturesque season that it is, is no different. As the lovely colorful Autumn leaves dropped off, we were left with incredible, figurine looking trees all around! Take the wood grain look that you see all around your home’s exterior and bring it inside. Customize picture frames with adhered tree branch pieces, devise wall art, cut coasters, build candle sconces, and more as a means of bringing the wooded outdoor look into your home. To check out more cool ideas, check out Pinterest to find loads of great projects to bring the woodsy vibe to your living room decor!
So there are some things about the winter season that you want to bring into your home. However, there is one thing in particular about the winter that you do not want to invite inside. The cold can stay in its place! While the weather is frightful outside, make your interior a warm environment, both in temperature and in decor aesthetics. To bring some warmth into your living space, start by looking down. Thick, plush rugs in your living space are surefire way to bring some comfort and visual appeal to accommodate the needs for the season as well as the look and feel of Winter!
Speaking of warmth, come winter time, your fireplace assumes the role of focal point within your living space! Start by simply taking advantage of the fireplace. You have one, it’s cold outside, what other convincing do you need? This will immediately make your living area feel more comfortable and cozy!
Now take that mantle and deck it out too! When it comes to decorating your mantle for the Winter season, wreaths are definitely your best friend. They are easy, quick setup, but have a really big impact on the look of your space. Use strand wreaths to drape across your mantle and then find a circular wreath that you find will look great hanging above the rest. Add ornaments if seen fit, and naturally, throw some candles into the ensemble, and your mantle will really sing and pull everything else in your space together to create the perfect Winter wonder in your living space. To get more mantle design ideas, check out HGTV for more!
Now that everything else in your living space is dolled up and ready to showcase the feels of the season, you’re going to need something to sit back in, relax, and take in all of your wonderful Winter decor. Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet has just the thing for you! The Tulen Chocolate Reclining Sofa and Loveseat by Signature Design by Ashley will look great in your space and feel great to collapse in for many evenings of Winter relaxation time spent indoors. You can’t go wrong with these pieces, and they will prove to be the perfect furnishings for your Winter living space.
In conclusion, Winter is not coming, it is already upon us! Take advantage of the beautiful season, harness it, and make it part of your home for your comfort and joy. Take some of the tips outlined here, run with them, and see what other cool additions you can make within your living space. You’ll be surprised with what you uncover in making your living room incredible. Lastly, and as always, contact Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet with any and all of your home furnishing needs this Winter or anytime of the year!