The winter holidays and New Yearâ€™s have come and gone, and so have all the decorations. With no twinkling lights or festive ornaments brightening up its main living areas, your home can start to look a little bare. Not to worry! Here are a few winter home decorating ideas that can cheer you up and bring back the holiday sparkle. And if youâ€™re planning to sell your home this season, these tips will also help you impress potential buyers with your warm, welcoming home.
A splash of color in your entryway can bring a smile to your face even on the gloomiest winter mornings. Add sprigs of holly, frosted pine cones, or a colorful bow to an evergreen wreath and hang it over your door for a fun and festive winter look. (Plus, home buyers pay special attention to your entryway, so a seasonal wreath is key to creating the best first impression.)
Get Cozy Around the Fire
Have a fireplace? Turn it on! Nothing beats a peaceful winter evening reading or sipping coffee by a crackling fire.
Spice Up Your Home
Cinnamon, vanilla, and spruce are cozy wintertime scents that can add a touch of magic to your home. The fragrances from scented candles will complement your winter home dÃ©cor nicely (and create that special feeling of â€œhomeâ€ for potential buyers).
An effortless way to transition from holiday dÃ©cor to winter dÃ©cor is to switch color schemes. These are color combinations HGTV recommends for decorating your living room, dining room, bedroom, and other spaces in your home:
- Gray, white, silver, and turquoise
- Red, silver, and white
- Dark brown, dark purple, and reddish orange
- Pale green, beige, and copper
- Navy, beige, and white
Let the Winter Sunshine In
Keeping the curtains closed can make your home look dreary. Brighten up your living spaces with natural light during the daytime, and light a few candles when the sun goes down. Buyers love homes that are cheery, bright, and spacious; opening the windows not only fills your home with light, it also makes your home appear larger.
Keep Winter Blues at Bay When Selling
If youâ€™re planning to sell your home this winter, keep these winter home dÃ©cor tips in mind. Home buyers want to feel cozy and comfortable in a place theyâ€™ll soon call home; a bright and cheery interior will leave the best impression. Weâ€™re more than happy to talk with you about selling your home. Contact us if youâ€™d like more staging tips and home selling resources.