Winter Home Decorating

Most people start home decorating process for winter with a bang only to end with a whimper. Too few people realize that Christmas is only the beginning of the winter season and that while Christmas decorations are a nice addition, they are also a temporary decorative addition in most homes lasting little more than a month if that long. This leaves two months of winter with a sparsely decorated home in many cases.

There are many things associated with winter, but too many of these things have been swept under the category Christmas decor and their values ​​as simple hallmarks winter have forgotten or relegated to the mere distinction of yet another Christmas decoration. Winter months for some are long and cold. Something that gives a feeling of warmth and happiness in the home is usually an excellent idea as a winter home decor.

Believe it or not, animals hibernating for many leads to a feeling of winter. Try using black bears as a home decorating theme to make your home feel a little more cozy and better prepared for the cold nights in the winter. Flannel is a great addition to these delightful black bears and can be used in throws, bedding and curtains to complete the look with style and sophistication. In fact you might want to throw in a few flannel pillows so that you can try to hibernate right along with cuddly black bear. These are quite popular home furnishings as of late so you should have no problem finding a bear or two unless you happen to be in my district, as I have probably snapped them up already.

Fireplaces. Not enough can be said about the possibility of a nice fireplace to add warmth and a wintertime glow to almost any room. It really is not winter for most people, unless there is a nice fire burning in the grate. The heat is so much more than just physical it is also soul soothing and comforting to watch a fire burning in front of your eyes while warming your cold hands and feet. These nifty devices can also add a touch of romance to your winter nights so be sure to keep cozy blankets and candles close by as well.

Speaking of light. Much like a fireplace candles add a warm joy to the rooms they touch. There are certain scents that are perfect for winter candles burning but even less appropriate fragrances are often welcome during winter months because they provide the soft glow that makes the world seem so much smaller and friendlier in the process. Keep this in mind when shopping for your winter home decorating ideas ideas and the fact that fragrances matter when creating an atmosphere so choose the fragrances appropriately for the season.

Use pillows and blankets in winter decorating to add layers of warmth and comfort and visual appeal. It's amazing what the mind can do in the winter, but one of the more amazing things it does is to convince you that you are hot when you are surrounded by warmth. With blankets and pillows lining your sofas and chairs but if your mind does not convince you, there is always the option of just bundling up and letting your body convince your mind. There is also something comforting about comfort and close softness of the pillows and blankets if you are in perfect health or really feeling the cold in winter down the legs.

Do not let the celebration of winter end when the Christmas tree comes down. Find ways to incorporate warmth into your home decorating style that only winter can accommodate. Embrace the season with love and laughter and everything that comes into your home will be warmed by the charming atmosphere inside.