Design Tips

Warm It Up for Winter

Fireplace insertBaby, it’s cold outside! Winter calls for snuggling up in front a fire with a good book and a warm drink. When it’s cold and dark outside, your home should be a warm and cozy haven. Here are some winter home decorating ideas to warm it up for winter:

Focus on the Fireplace
Make the fireplace the centerpiece of your living space. Arrange the furniture around it, placing cozy chairs, ottomans, lamps and even a small table in front of it, so you can relax by the fire. Make the fireplace the focal point by dressing it up a bit, adding a new screen and a basket for wood. Dress up the mantle with art or a nice mirror, and add a few decorative items.

If your home does not have a fireplace, don’t worry: you are not destined to live out the winter months in frigid misery. Simply add a fireplace insert. Fireplace inserts create a realistic flame effect with adjustable colors, brightness and speed settings. It does not require venting or gas lines and can work with or without heat, so you can enjoy it all year long. The Regency Fireplace from The RoomPlace has an empire cherry finish Rosette medallion centerpiece, carved acanthus leaf corbels and beaded molding trim, creating a traditional, beautiful fireplace at a fraction of the cost. The Regency fireplace can heat a room up to 1000 square feet and comes equipped with energy saving LED technology.

Add Texture and Color
Add texture with pillows, throw blankets, sheepskin or fluffy area rugs. Heavy curtains also keep the warmth in and the cold out.

Don’t be afraid to use color. Winter can be cold and dark, but winter home decor doesn’t need to be. You can add pops of color in pillows, rugs or throws. Some color trends for winter this year include cranberry, yellow, metallics, grape, and camel.

Bring the Outdoors In
Use extra greenery trimmed from the Christmas tree on the mantle. Put pinecones and wood in a large hurricane for a simple, rustic centerpiece.

Incorporate the smells of winter: cinnamon, vanilla, orange, cranberry, pine, and rosemary. Place potpourri jars in entryways or boil some on the stovetop when guests come over.

While winter weather rages on outside, stay warm and comfortable in your home. The RoomPlace offers fireplace inserts, textured rugs, and comfortable chairs and ottomans to make your living space nice and cozy. Visit one of our Chicago furniture stores for total-room concept design inspiration or shop one of our frequent Web specials from the comfort of your own home. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more winter decor ideas and the latest in color trends.

 

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