It’s about that time again folks. The leaves are falling (fast) and the daily temperature even faster. With our first snowfall this week and a “record-breaking arctic blast” ahead I bring you my list of 8 cozy home decor ideas for winter that I try to implement every year. I say take the bull by the horns, get ahead but also make it a positive thing. If you’re like me bringing in some new home decor pieces is always a good time. So, pull your quilts out of storage and get your home feeling cute and cozy for the long season ahead.
Fur Blankets & Pillows
I’m big on boho, so textures are always a thing for me. However, it’s become extremely popular to add the texture of fur to any space and get a warmer, cozier feel for the winter season. Whether it’s a throw or a pillow it adds “volume” to a space. It’s a heavier texture but doesn’t necessarily overfill the space. Alright, I’m getting too technical here.. just grab all of these below and you’ll be good.
Velour. Velvet. However you want to say it, do it. Oh my gosh, the difference this makes. I’m obsessed and plan on doing it in our living room. They’ll 100% keep the cold out more but they also give off that cozier vibe with the texture itself.
Dried Foliage in Vases
This may be unexpected when it comes to cozy home decor ideas for winter because you think flowers in the house during spring and summer. But whether it’s pampas grass, eucalyptus, berries, or leaves, dried foliage is ideal in the winter months because it brings nature and earth inside without it feeling too rich. It’s a representation that the earth is just asleep, dormant. Someday soon the warmth and freshness of spring will be back, but for now, just enjoy the stillness dry foliage brings.
Fancy Red Wine Glasses
It’s red wine “season” for those that don’t drink red year-round (btw, mistake). But really, make sure you’re prepared with fab glassware to drink it out of, somehow it just tastes so much better!
Vintage Feeling Accents
Even if you tend to drift towards more modern spaces, that vintage feel (like in these products below) is making a comeback. You’ll still be staying within your taste, vibe, style etc. A sense of comfort comes through “old” pieces and you’ll see examples of this in other categories amongst the list of cozy home decor ideas for winter.
Small Textured Area Rugs
The faux fur throws are amazing because you can use them on chairs or as small area rugs. I am also really into anything that has a unique shape because it brings dimension and the ability to layer on more straight and structured pieces.
Brass & Warm Wood Accents
This technically isn’t seasonal because brass and wood are acceptable, anytime, year-round. If your palette is typically very grey or white and you don’t think you can add more wood and brass you are VERY wrong. Adding these into spaces that are cooler will bring in the much-needed warmth for the season. Plus, there’s a specific warmer wood tone with the brass/gold that is ideal for winter. Implementing the perfect combo will do wonders to a space. Once again, I repeat, mixing greys and cooler wood tones with brass and warm wood tones is OKAY. I’ve shared this wood tray on my Instagram many times!
Tapered Candles + Candlesticks
Vintage or modern or just plain quirky, candlesticks are a symbol of romance. This is the trait you should be aiming to bring to any space in the winter months. Candlesticks in any room do the trick, yes even the bathroom too. This is probably the easiest on the list of cozy home decor ideas for winter to bring all the perfectly cozy vibes.
What do you plan to do for the coming season?! It makes such a big difference to switch up your home, your space with each season. Winter is especially important because it’s the dreariest, longest of them all. Expanding on last year’s popular post on how to Equip Your Home to Survive Winter, hopefully, these specific finds will bring your home to maximum cozy. Your home is your haven, and the goal is to design your life intentionally. Design the life you want. Design a life you love.
Comment below your favorite way of bringing cozy home vibes to your home!