Whelp, it is most certainly winter. A bitter chill in the air paired with the season's signature overcast skies may have your commute to and from work all the more dreary but have no fear, a few quick and easy tips to winterize your home will make those lazy days spent indoors all the more comfy.
Consider Your Palette
One way to make your interior more winter-friendly is to consider the palette. Though most tend to run for rustic brown and orange hues to warm up inside decor, we love a twist on the traditional. Try crisp grey and blue tones to give your home a minimal edge. Just be sure to add swaths of fur or a houseplant for a pop of color and texture.
Nothing quite says winter/holiday decor more than dried pinecones, dried acorns or the the occasional wreath. Less upkeep than summer's bouquets, gather a few natural accents i.e cattails, birch clippings or even a Christmas cactus to bring a touch of the outdoors in.
Plush It Up
The true way to be cozy this time of year is the perfect throw blanket. Strategically placed over the arm of a couch or tossed on the end of your bed, winter is all about the wrap up. Try a faux fur option to feel decadent or a simple plush coverup for those who prefer to be a touch more understated. Either way, no one will complain about an extra layer. That is for certain!
Burn Baby, Burn
For those lucky enough to have a working fireplace - whether wood-burning or gas - a bundle of firewood evokes earlier times and an old school cool. We love the idea of tying together a few bundles with thick twine and laying them near the fireplace or front entryway to give a little extra rustic charm to any home. Bonus points for the luscious, mustard leather chair...
Stock the Bar
With all this time spent indoors, one area in need of a little extra attention may be the bar cart. Having a few additional goodies- antique glassware or that special bourbon splurge - will only make a holiday movie marathon all the more inviting.
OSB's Home/Holiday Decor
Not only is it fun to winterize your home but decor items like ornaments, stringed lights and candles make the perfect stocking stuffer or host gift. Check out OSB's website and shop for cute winter-friendly gift ideas. And don't forget to treat yourself too!
'Til next time!