When the weather outside is frightful, you may feel like you’re stuck indoors with nowhere to go. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with these 10 home decorating & design ideas for winter that are sure to keep you warm and cozy all season long.

1. Let’s Start With the Entryway

When you’re decorating your home for the winter, it’s important to make sure that your entryway has a welcoming vibe. You can do this by adding greenery and lighting.

A wreath with pinecones or other seasonal decor is a great way to get visitors into the spirit of the season. If you want to add some extra flair, try stringing lights around your front door and porch. This will create a warm glow that will make anyone feel welcome! In addition, consider a plug in Caseta dimmer switch for both interior and exterior lighting, equipped with scheduling capabilities so your lights can switch on automatically!

2. Refresh Your Colour Palettes

Get creative with colour palettes by pairing bright primary colours with deep reds or blues to create a visually stimulating look that will make any room pop

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3. Add an Electric Fireplace to Your Space

If you’re looking for a way to add some heat and ambiance to your living room without losing any style points, an electric fireplace is just what you need.

Electric fireplaces are the perfect way to stay warm and cozy throughout the winter months. They’re easy to install, use little energy and can be used in any room of the house – even your bathroom!

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4. Add Candles Everywhere

Candles are one of the easiest ways to create an instant cozy atmosphere in any room of your house. You can choose from scented candles for aromatherapy purposes or unscented ones for a more subtle effect. If you’re looking for something extra special, try using different colours of wax so that they’ll match whatever colour scheme you have going on! Wary about real flames? Try battery operated candles – some come with remote controls for easy switch on/switch off.

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5. Adorn Your Home With Sparkle

Add a little sparkle to your home with some glitter or snowflake decorations. Use them to decorate mantels, windowsills, and bookcases. Snowflake decorations are a great way to add some holiday cheer to your home this winter!


6. Add a New Throw Rug

Adding a new throw rug to your living room floor is a great way to update your decor for winter. The addition of a soft layer of texture will help give the room an instant boost of coziness.

7. Get Throw Blankets

A good throw blanket will keep you warm when sitting on the couch watching Netflix or reading books by candlelight, which makes it the perfect addition to any wintertime home decorating plan!


8. Invest in a New Tablecloth

Tablecloths are a great way to add some colour and pattern to your dining room without committing to a permanent investment. They’re also easy to change out with the seasons, so you can always bring a little bit of freshness into your space.

For winter, we love this geometric-print tablecloth that brings in some bold colours and patterns that feel cozy but not too heavy for the season.

9. Decorate Your Mantle

Hang festive wreaths and garlands on the wall above or below the mantle and spread out some pinecones, pine branches, and other greenery in front of them. You can also add colourful lights to your decorations for a festive glow!

10. Try Out a New Wallpaper

Winter is a great time to try out new wallpaper. Colours like gold, silver and white will look amazing in your home, as will materials like velvet and silk. You can use this opportunity to really go wild with textures and effects. Try using a matte finish on the walls of your living room or bedroom, then add some sheen to the dining room or kitchen. You’ll be amazed at how much depth you can add to your decorating scheme with just one simple change!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of winter home decorating ideas and that it will help you make your home a cozy retreat during the colder months. As always, be mindful of what will be safe in a home with small children and pets.

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Which of these 10 home decorating & design ideas for winter are you incorporating into your home?

Written by the DDA National Office