10 Ideas to Transition Your Fall Decor into Winter
Achieve that warm and cozy winter look without having to switch up your current style. Use these ideas to give your home a seasonal lift by warming up every room.
Rearrange Your Furniture
As temperatures drop, it’s natural to want to spend more time indoors. For a simple decorating shakeup, consider focusing on indoor warmth by rearranging your furniture. For instance, move the furniture away from the walls and instead position it around the fireplace for a cozy conversation space. For added comfort, bring out those extra throws and pillows.
Incorporate Fresh Finds
To spruce up your living room style for the winter months, try shopping for new decorating accessories. Warm up a light-colored sofa with extra pillows and blankets, reorganize your accessories, or swap out artwork for a more season-appropriate choice. To finish the look, be sure to add fresh, seasonal flowers or a gourd centerpiece on your coffee table.
Consider incorporating a fluffy rug to warm up cold floors; nubby, textured pillows; or fuzzy wool throw blankets to bring some coziness to a room. While plants offer a subtle reminder of spring, they also freshen the air and add life to a room during those cold, stark months.
New Window Treatments
By replacing sheer draperies with more substantial, floor-length window treatments, you will not only block out chilly drafts from your windows during the winter months but also warm up the room and freshen the look for a new season. Have existing window blinds? No problem. Hang the curtains over them for an extra layer of style.
Look to Nature
Take a hint from nature for your fall and winter decorating by using the colors of the season to warm up a room. For example, a palette of orange, red and yellow is stunning, and pairs well with crisp white as well as darker wood furniture. Try mixing graphic and organic fabric patterns with lumpy, bumpy textures for visual interest.
Gather Nature’s Bounty
Shine a light on the changing seasons with a colorful winter centerpiece made from leaves, gourds, pears and pinecones. Assemble them in a wicker basket or rustic wooden bowl and let their amazing colors do the talking. A green, red and yellow palette is fitting for both fall and winter, so will transition with little effort.
Evergreens are not just for holidays — their clean scent can be enjoyed throughout the season. So consider making your entryway, mantel or staircase a focal point by adding fresh garland. While the earthy green goes with any style or decor, it looks especially vivid against a white backdrop. Don’t forget to replace with fresh cuttings as needed.
Simply Citrus Centerpiece
Fresh fruit and greenery with a seasonal twist is a great showpiece for your kitchen, coffee table or dining room. Simply gather some colorful, long-lasting citrus fruits like persimmons, pomegranates and oranges, and arrange them on a cake stand with segments of evergreen branches or other seasonal greenery.
Nothing exudes warmth like glowing candles — especially when arranged in a group. So, try giving your mantel, fireplace or hallway console a cozy glow with a candle display. Metallic and moody gray candles paired with silver stands and sparkling tinsel give off a cheery light. Try adding some frosted bottle brush trees for contrast.
Pops of Color
Consider warming up a more neutral color scheme by injecting a single accent color in a bold hue, like bright red. A red area rug is a great choice, as it fills the room with color while also adding a layer of comfort and warmth underfoot. Or try adding red throws and accent pillows for pops of color on the sofa. Incorporating red into a table runner or seasonal centerpiece is another great way to inject color and warmth.