COZY UP YOUR DECOR

Does anyone else have the urge to bring out spring decor the minute the ornaments are packed away? I’m desperate to dress the naked corners and mantles of my home with something that reminds me of warmer weather because… well, I WANT warmer weather.  For me, snow is enjoyable through the Christmas holiday and then, frankly, it should move along on its merry way.  Unfortunately for this Midwest girl, that’s usually the time we begin to get the bulk of our snow.

But this year I’m not jumping straight to bird nests and bunnies.  I’m going to focus on making my home feel cozy and warm during the frigid winter months.  And maybe if I give a nod to old man winter, he’ll ease up on the snow and ice.  I’ve been hitting up Pinterest for some ideas and here are a few of my takeaways:

1.  Add faux fur throws and fill a lantern with battery operated candles – now you’re ready to nestle in with a good book.lantern

2. Scatter cable knit pillows and throws and enjoy the glow of a lamp and candlelight rather than your overhead lights – the photo below makes me want to break out the board games and lounge around the table.

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3.  Fill a nook or mudroom with your firewood stash, a couple of plaid pillows and some cute boots – perfection!

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4. Post Christmas, the mantle is always a challenge for me but I’d love to recreate the one below.  Mix books with some winter branches, tuck in a box and flank it all with two hurricane candle holders. I’d probably opt for working in some antlers vs. the mounted deer head for that rustic touch.  And what’s cozier than a fire in the fireplace?nell hills winter

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Grab a cup of hot chocolate and check out my Pinterest board here for more winter decor ideas.

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