Let’s face it, this last part of winter, when it seems like it’s been months since we felt the warmth of the sun, it’s not fun. But it doesn’t have to be so bad. We’re going to talk about warming up your decor for winter, getting through whatever the winter equivalent of the dog days of summer are.
Can we start with the obvious? It warms up your decor and you. Add a gorgeous, plush throw blanket to the back of a sofa or armchair. We’re partial to this one from Pottery Barn, because let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to curl up in all that softness. A soft gray shade adds a contemporary touch to an already-appealing design.
We like this one from Ethan Allan, too. An oversized cable knit reminds us of snowed in days spent at grandma’s house, while maintaining a modern, updated look for the living room. Not only does this throw add warmth, it delivers a substantial dose of texture, creating dimensionality in any space.
Last throw we’re coveting this winter is from Wayfair, a cozy fleece Sherpa blanket that begs for an afternoon binging Netflix. It’s a classic for a reason, and softness and warmth simply radiate from this enticing throw. Great for the end of the bed and curling up in the afternoon, it’s stylish enough for the living room, too.
Another way to warm up a winter living room? Color. Seems simple, but its impact can be anything but. We tend to think of cool icy blues and shimmer silvers when we think of winter colors, but if you turn that palette upside down and go for ruby reds and emerald greens, your space is instantly more inviting. Toss a couple of these gorgeous plush red throw pillows onto a sofa, or be bold and add a couple of deep saturated jewel tones.
Another way to incorporate warmth and color? Consider candles. We found these stellar candleholders at Home Depot, and think they fit the bill perfectly. Additional bonus, they’re not so seasonal that you can’t display them year-round. Even just a grouping of vibrant pillar candles on a serving tray placed on a coffee or side table brings welcome color and depth to your decor.
Inspired to do a little shopping? You’ll appreciate it the next time frigid temperature descend.
Got a favorite winter warm-up? Tell us about it in the comments.