The Four Seasons of Decorating: Winter
In spite of the cold and slippery streets, for many people winter is their favorite season. If you love winter, how about giving yourself a room that brings the best of winter into your home year-round?
Think cozy and comfortable for your winter space. For flooring, carpet is the best choice. Floors are so much cozier with a soft surface under your stocking feet. Whether you choose a deep plush or patterned option, carpet warms up your space. If you have hard surface floors, area rugs provide the same warmth underfoot.
For window coverings, how about velvet curtains? Selecting a floor to ceiling length helps keep the cold out and adds to the richness of your space. Don’t hesitate to combine winter shades in your fabrics. Dark greens, rich maroons and deep golds echo the holiday feel of winter while further warming your space.
With shorter days, prepare for darker evenings with a selection of lamps to brighten your space without losing all the shadows. For parties, pull out a wealth of candles to add light and warmth. If you have a fireplace, now is the time to highlight it. Angle the furniture to encourage people to sit and watch the fire.
When the season comes, accessories can reflect the holidays; be sure to include one or more throws to curl up in when the evenings get chilly. When the season turns cold, your warm winter room will help you weather the storms.