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Winter Décor: Designing Your Perfect Winter Home

21st November, 2022

Winter Décor: Designing your Perfect Winter Home

When you are deciding on your winter home décor, you don’t have to worry about a complete home re-design! The smallest changes can make the biggest difference to the space you retreat to at the end of a chilly day. From displaying your love for the cold season with a winter door wreath to switching up your lighting- our top tips for designing your perfect winter home will help inspire you to spruce up your interiors this season.

Dress up the fireplace

Dress up the fireplace

Elevate your winter living room décor by adding a winter garland to your fireplace mantelpiece. Incorporating flowers and foliage, a garland is a great way to bring contrasting features and nature into your home for that festive feeling as you snuggle up in your fireside chair.

Get into the spirit and discover how to make your own eco-friendly festive decorations to add alongside the garland for a stunning focal point in the living room.

Top tip: If you don’t have a fireplace, you can always hang garlands around the windows instead.

Find the right lighting


With the return of winter comes the familiarity of darker nights and less sunlight. Your winter lighting choices consequently will have a substantial effect on the mood of your home and how you feel.

Particularly if you suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), you can use lighting to lift your mood and ease other symptoms, such as feeling tired. Investing in a light box (a special light that replicates sunlight) will encourage your brain to produce serotonin, which will have a positive effect on your mood.

When it comes to cosy room ideas- the brighter your home is, the more welcoming and inviting your interiors will appear. Choose bulbs with yellow undertones for your ceiling lights and lamps to create a warm ambiance for the ultimate cosy living feel. Create focal points throughout your home, concentrating lighting in darker areas for a toasty glow. Having a floor lamp next to your armchair for example, is a great way to create a comforting reading nook. You can even use mirrors to help reflect light throughout your home and dig out the fairy lights for a soft touch of festivity.

Decorate your doors

Decorate your doors

When thinking of winter decorations, a winter wreath is always a classic. Especially for your exteriors, a winter door wreath is the perfect way to welcome yourself and others into your home. You can display the seasonal spirit for you neighbours whilst expressing your personal style and love for winter decorations.

How to make a room cosy with textures


With temperatures dropping and the cold slowly seeping into our homes, think about adding rugs to your hallways and landings to help insulate your home and provide a soft haven for your feet as you walk around the house.

Layer up with throws, cushions and blankets draped over the sofa or chairs and opt for traditional fabrics such as flannel, cashmere and wool to bring that rustic, country-cottage feel to your cosy room décor.

Top tip: Discover how to create the ultimate cosy bedroom with this guide.

Experiment with scents

Experiment with scent

Scents might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about winter decorating ideas, but they should be thought about. They’re an opportunity to experiment with your home’s atmosphere – whether it be through candles, diffusers, or essential oils. Festive scents such as cinnamon and pine are a wonderful way to add a comforting vibe which will help you to de-stress and relax. Smells impact our minds as much as physical objects, so your choice of scent can completely change the overall look and feel of your cosy home décor.

Cosy living: the finishing touches


The easiest way to spruce up your winter home is by adding small touches. Beautiful artwork or a feature wall of family photos will brighten up any room. Create winter flower arrangements to bring a touch of the outdoors, in, and make your home feel alive. Surround yourself with items that mean something to you to make your house really feel like a home. Focus on a muted colour palette, like browns and blues to add a luxurious vibe to your home this winter.

Top tip: Discover our range of fabrics and leathers that we have available at HSL to match your interior aesthetic.

And those are our top tips for creating the perfect winter home. If you enjoyed these winter décor ideas, be sure to check out more of our design ideas here. At HSL your comfort and well-being are our top priority. That’s why we offer a range of practical and comfortable chairs, sofas and beds that have all been approved by our Occupational Therapist, Julie Jennings Dip COT HCPC. Don’t forget to come and visit us in-store for a consultation or book a free home visit.

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