During the winter, most people seem to spend more time indoors due to the colder weather. While making one’s home a welcoming place is always important, it often takes a higher priority during the winter season.
Families want to feel safe and cozy inside so they create a comfortable atmosphere by adding blankets, pillows, and decorations that welcome everyone to sit down and stay awhile. Included in this décor are winter-themed wall hangings, cute displays, and scented illumination with wickless warmers.
Turning The Indoors Into A Winter Wonderland
Holly and twinkling lights are holiday displays that can remain up throughout winter. After taking down the Christmas tree, string lights around doors and ceiling trim or wind it around garland draped through a stairway banister.
A string of battery operated lights and some blue and white Christmas ornaments creates a nice winter centerpiece when arranged in a tall vase or wide bowl. Use holly to add winter accents to napkin rings, coasters, and even throw pillows.
Displays of adorable chubby snowmen and their families are popular winter décor. Guests cannot help but smile when they see Frosty and his friends displayed in windows or on tables.
Children will be reminded that the next snowfall will come soon if it has not already arrived. They will be eager to venture outdoors and build a replica of the snowman decoration displayed inside the home. Moms and dads can provide a carrot nose, coal for the eyes and mouth, and an old top hat.
Cardinals are also associated with winter and many people enjoy displaying cardinal collectibles throughout their homes. A red male cardinal figurine is a stark contrast to a dreary winter day, brightening the room in which it is displayed.
As these birds visit an outdoor bird feeder, homeowners can snap pictures of them and print these to create winter wall hangings for the house. Bringing nature indoors is a reminder that spring will soon arrive.
Safely Add Illumination
Though strong light is required for reading and detail work, soft lighting is ideal for relaxing, socializing, and napping. When people spend time indoors during winter, they want lighting that makes them feel comfortable.
Candles provide nice illumination but they are often noted as safety hazards, and need to be watched at all times. Families with children or pets cannot risk an accidental candle spill that could cause a fire. So they look for other ways to illuminate their homes during the winter season.
Flameless or wickless candles make attractive table and window decorations. They are fire free and turn on and off with ease so the user can leave them unattended. Whether viewed from indoors or outdoors, these give the home a charming glow.
They can also be used to light dark corners, hallways, and bathrooms so homeowners can leave lights off without risk of falling.
For soft illumination that provides scent without a candle flame, scented warmers are one choice. Warmers come in many winter designs and scent bars include traditional winter fragrances like trees, spices, and pumpkin pie with marshmallows. Changing scent bars regularly keeps the home smelling great throughout winter.