If you’re tired of hosting big holiday events and the kids are grown and gone, it’s time to enjoy more laid-back holidays. However, you still want your home to look and feel festive. With these amazing decorating ideas, you can accomplish both goals. Find out how to make your house holiday cozy.
Choose Richer Patterns and Heavier Textures
These two things will make your home look and feel cozy. As an example, place a rust-colored throw blanket on the back of the couch and chair. You can also put pillows with fall colors and patterns on the furniture. Another option is to place a gorgeous candle and gourd display on a heavy table runner that’s in a fall color.
Create a Space Where You Can Relax
There’s nothing like a cozy area where you can sit back and relax with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. However, to make it feel festive, again, use throw blankets, pillows, and cloth covers for an end table that best represents the holiday. To complete the area, place a lamp on the table along with a holiday-themed candle.
Go with Natural Lighting
If your home has a fireplace, use it to illuminate a room instead of lamps. Not only will this create warm lighting, but it’ll also take any chill out of the room. However, if you don’t have a fireplace, you can create the same type of magic with candles. Even better, use different types, including tapered and floating candles.
Use Layering to Make Things Cozy
Usually, people think of layering clothes during the winter. Although that’s important when going outside in frigid temperatures, it also applies to making your house holiday cozy. Consider putting a chunky knit blanket at the end of your sofa. Another great option is to use throw blankets made of velvet material.
Choose Appropriate Colors
Even switching up some of your everyday decorations with holiday-themed items will make a difference. As an example, if you have blue, yellow, or pink vases, put them away. In their place, set out vases in copper, red, dark green, and even navy blue. The same goes for candles, blankets, pillows, and so on.
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Use Real or Faux Flowers
You’ll find an abundance of options at a local hobby or craft store. Instead of empty vases, purchase faux stems and flowers to fill them. For Thanksgiving, consider maple leaves, miniature pumpkins and gourds, and a mix of faux flowers in fall colors. Then for Christmas, you could enhance a real or faux poinsettia with frosted eucalyptus stems, pine and berry stems, or a snowberry spray.
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