If I asked you to describe how you style your home in Winter, I'm fairly certain you'd mention Christmas decorations; because let's face it for a lot of people it's the only time of year people go all out and accessorise their whole house!
But Winter style can be so much more than that and I thought I'd give you a few examples. For me it's all about creating a space that feels warm and inviting, as the conditions outside is going to be anything but!
One of the most important things for me is having lots of throws and blankets to snuggle up under. I have a throw on the back of both armchairs, about 3 on the sofa (which is where I sit, I get cold feet), many blankets on the bed, 2 blankets on my chair at my desk.. you get the idea. But it's not enough for it to feel warm, they have to look cosy too! I love woolen tartan for winter, but plush (fake) furs and soft fleece are also great ideas. You might remember I featured my woolen blanket from The Tartan Blanket Co (here), this is the perfect winter comfort!
I mentioned Christmas decorations earlier and I think they do play an important part in how we dress our homes for Winter. I tend to favour gold as my main colour, but I also like to have as much greenery as possible, along with other items from nature, such as pine cones.
Obviously, you have your Christmas tree which gets the main element of the evergreen down, but I like to have pine garlands over my mantelpiece and up my banisters on the stairs. I also put a collection of dogwood twigs (they're red) and holly clippings in a vase as a centerpiece.. add a bit of tinsel and even that's festive.
For pine cones, you could incorporate them into your garlands, add them to your tree or make a statement with them. I currently have them in a vase as my centerpiece on the dining table. I've also stuck a few dogwood twigs into the vase and nearer to Christmas I'll hang some baubles off these. (The photo below was taken before twigs were added).
Another way to incorporate your Christmas decorations into your overall Winter style is by using fairy lights! Before I hang my Christmas wreath on the front door I have this heart wreath there, which still looks festive with it's fairy lights.
You can entwine them in the twigs I mentioned above, outline a picture frame, run along your banister, or even make a fairy light chandelier! If you dim the other lights in the room and stick to fairy lights, you'll definitely feel cosy at home.
Other ways to style for Winter include; pinning up some Christmas Carol lyrics around the home, making a statement with your Christmas cards, decorating your windows (perhaps with paper snowflakes or a DIY village scene) and letting in lots of natural daylight whilst the sun is shining before closing the curtains to snuggle on the sofa at night.
There are so many different ways to bring Winter into your home, without making it feel cold! Even if you use white and greys, these can still feel warm if used in the right way.
I'd love to know how you style your home for Winter, so please drop me a comment below!
*This post is a competition entry into a the Betta Living #BettaWinter competition. (You should look at their site, I could buy everything!)*
Stay safe, and warm x