Quick and easy ways to spruce up your home
A warm, cozy couch, a blanket, a book and a cuppa of hot chocolate is all you need to enjoy the most magical season of the year. It is winter, a time for the holidays and the festive season, and the perfect one to create those hygge vibes in your abode. After all winter and festive décor is all about creating a homey, comfortable ambience which is more of an experience than just decorating. So, what are you waiting for? Get your home ready for the holiday season with these simple ideas.
Textures and Layering
Textures, patterns and prints add extra layering that provide depth and character to any space. It makes the room inviting and snug, which is ideal during a season spent at home with friends, family and loved ones. Decorate your cushions with the seasons’ colors – red, green and white if you are a fan of the conventional. Else, go in for neutrals, macramé or earthy hues. Gingham checks are an all-time favorite, as are stripes and plaids. Plaids in shades of rust, olive, maroon and even cognac add tons of holiday warmth and create an alluring ambience. Add layers of shaggy throws and blankets. Again, perfect when you have your near and dear ones around. Soft, creamy shags and rugs have timeless appeal and bring cheer to your space.
Carve out cozy corners, whether a reading nook or a dedicated area for children to get together for board games. Have a corner for your advent calendar or Christmas tree. Decorate it with fairy lights or just fresh flowers to make it a bright and refreshing space. If you want a Christmas tree, the options to decorate are aplenty. Tree toppers, baubles, bells, pine cones, angles and stars, add color and usher in the spirit of the season. It is also an opportunity to great creative and use DIYs to decorate your corners. Mirrors, corner lamps and tall candle stands can be added to enliven the space.
While doing up your home for the festive season, there are several areas, like the foyer, mantle and even the fireplace, you can transform for the holidays. Wreaths, ribbons, tassels, string lights and glittery ornaments can be added judiciously for sparkle and shine. Stockings, little home tealight holders, dried flower arrangements and even bare branches with fairy lights are other great ideas.
Lighting, Candles and Home Fragrances
The power of lighting, candles and fragrances can be hardly be overemphasized in giving your home a warm makeover. Apart from fairy and decorative lights, you can use table lamps and pendant lights to amp the style quotient of your space. In case you do not want to buy or install anything new, give your lamps a new look by changing the lampshades. Whether you choose rustic shades or opt for festive colors, such as red, green and gold, the result is sure to be vibrant and bright. Floating flowers, candles and diffusers with aromatic essential oils (vanilla, pumpkin spice and lavender are all-time favorites) create an air of hygge that is so essential to make your home a welcome space for friends and family.