The winter solstice, which occurs in the Northern Hemisphere between December 20 and 23, marks the beginning of winter. The winter solstice falls on Tuesday, December 21 this year, however the exact day varies from year to year. The winter solstice marks the year's shortest day and longest night. Each day, more minutes of daylight are gradually added.
Why not make the most of your time indoors while you wait for spring by constructing a cozy winter hideaway where you can burrow under a blanket and admire the latest snowfall? Alternatively, if you reside in a warmer area, you may sit on a pleasant patio and watch the sunset or starry night.
Whether you look forward to these shorter days or just do your best to endure them, it’s easy and fun to cozy up your home during winter months using textures, pillows, lighting and more.
Ready to get started on making your home a winter sanctuary? Here are several winter home décor ideas for creating a snuggly and colorful winter abode.
Snuggle up to texture:
For coziness, add texture to a room by incorporating a mix of area rugs, pillows and throw blankets.
Combine Fire and Wood Elements:
If you have a wood or gas fireplace, Costanzo recommends placing fire logs in a basket beside the fireplace to add ambiance.
Want to add a welcoming winter touch to your front door? You can use sprigs from an evergreen tree or outdoor shrubs to create an easy DIY wreath using: A grapevine wreath, Glue gun (found at crafts stores), White chalk paint, Glue, Fresh or artificial greenery, Pine cones
Lighten the Mood
There’s no need to put away all your festive lights once the holidays are over. Leave up cheery multi-colored lights around windows, door frames or along the ceiling. Or change them out for white or blue lights.
Create Your Own Winter Wonderland
Even if you live in a city where it never snows, you can create your own winter wonderland. Use miniature houses, figurines, lights and “snow” with bags of fake snow from the crafts store or even Epsom salts.
Transform a Mantel with Greens, Hues or Textures
You can create a simple and elegant post-holiday winter display on your mantel using vases holding greenery. Or, add warmth with rustic tones, hues and texture by adding a few key accessories to a brick fireplace. It will cozy it up with minimal effort and without breaking the bank.
Add Toasty Touches to Outdoor Spaces
You don’t have to stay inside for winter just because the temperature drops. A toasty outdoor space could be the answer to beating the winter blues and socially distancing with friends.
Enjoy your comfy home for the holidays!