Ready or not, winter is coming. In Indiana, this means shorter days, colder temperatures, and the possibility for snow and ice. Rather than dread the season, embrace it by turning your home into a winter wonderland.
Unlike decorations geared toward a particular holiday, winter décor can be used for the entire season and can be based on different themes. Cindy Reed, window treatment and interior design specialist in East Central Indiana and the surrounding areas, can help give your home a wintery look with window fashions, custom bedding, carpeting, and accessories.
Snow blanketing the ground and ice on tree branches bring beauty and peacefulness to the outdoors. You can create this same feeling indoors, but with the added bonus of warmth.
Start in the bedroom by creating a custom comforter, sheets, and dust ruffle for your bed in pure or winter white. Add the feeling of ice crystals with sparkly throw pillows or shams. Keep things warm with a soft throw to snuggle in while reading and an area rug placed between the cold floor and fresh-out-of-bed feet. White window treatments can look wintery but still keep the chill outdoors. Add some honeycomb shades to insulate your winter retreat.
Transform your dining room into a winter scene with white, gold, and silver accessories. Add pillows to dining chairs to make your seasonal guests more comfortable. Set your table with gold or silver place settings, frosted glasses, and centerpieces of twinkle-lit or ice-covered branches in vases filled with glass ornaments. Adorn your sheer shadings with strands of small mirrors to give the effect of icicles. If the snow isn’t falling, create your own with snowflake-shaped window clings.
If snow and ice isn’t your thing, opt for the warm, cozy feeling of a winter cabin for your winter-themed décor.
If your family room or living room has a fireplace, make it the focal point of your cabin style. Hang a wreath covered in fake snow with winter berries above the mantel. Add woodland-themed accessories like replicas of small pine trees and animals, along with pinecones and a rustic burlap ribbon entwined with evergreen garland. You may not want a real bearskin rug in your home, but you can still provide a warm, soft place for friends, family, and even pets to sit by the fireplace with a dark-colored area rug. Real wood blinds add to the natural look and can be closed against the winter winds.
Make your bedroom a mountain-top retreat for the winter. Woven wood shades give a woodsy look and can be lined to protect you from the outside cold. Top them with custom valances in fabrics specific to the season. Warm up your bed with flannel sheets and a duvet in warm color or cozy plaid. Winter-scented candles and vases filled with fake cranberries and pine boughs are perfect for dressers and nightstands.
Whichever look you choose, we know you’ll be snug as a bug in a rug throughout the holiday season. Lucinda’s Interiors, making ordinary rooms extraordinary with winter décor ideas.