Winter is upon us and with the holiday break just a few days away, you’ll probably most of your time indoors. You gotta like what you see! If your interiors could use a little sprucing up, are practical (and stylish!) apartment interior design ideas for a winter-ready living space:
Here’s an affordable styling tip that’ll make such a difference to your interiors: add some plush rugs in high-traffic areas of the home! Because nothing is worse than stepping on the ice-cold floor on chilly mornings. Thick, plush rugs keep the feet warm and add a touch of cozy to your space. What’s more, area rugs will open up the room, adding definition to the space, which is perfect for a small apartment.
If you’re digging the minimalist style or Scandinavian chic, go for area rugs in neutral or light shades. If you’d like to give your space a pop of color, opt for rugs in contrasting shade. To make any room look expensive, I highly recommend shaggy or faux fur rugs!
The timeless allure of metallics makes a home look expensive yet comfortable, perfect for grey days spend indoors! Metallic accents add a wink of shimmer in a room while keeping the mood light and cozy! Also, it’s the Christmas season, this is one style trend that’s sure to get you in the holiday mood.
Decorate with shimmery vases, golden throw pillows, sunburst mirror, heirloom silver, or coppery pendant lights, to define the space and chase the winter blues away! Metallic accents pair well with vintage finds, wood decors, natural materials, and plush rugs.
Scented candles add a little extra to any room, especially when it’s chilly because they give a sense of warmth. And you don’t even have to light them up to hygge up your apartment interior design! I highly recommend scented candles with woody or earthy fragrances such as amber, sandalwood, oak moss, cinnamon, and patchouli.
Keep the mood light and cheerful by using scented candles as a living room centerpiece. Arrange the candles and a few of your favorite winter-season decors on a decorative tray to make your own centerpiece. Set the centerpiece in the living room to keep the mood light and cheerful or in the mudroom to greet guests. You can also group several scented candles together to create gorgeous accents in the bathroom, bedroom, and/or kitchen.
This winter, give your home a beautifully soft, warm glow with diffused lighting! Proper lighting is, after all, one of the most important elements of interior design. It sets the mood, adds definition to the space, and opens up the room.
There’s just something so comforting about soft lighting, especially during the winter season, don’t you agree? Add a warm glow to any room by adding a lampshade or two. When it comes to choosing the right kind of lampshades to get, go for the simple white lampshades, they go with everything!
Pile on the (Throw) Pillows
Chase dreary winter blues away with piles and piles of throw pillows! Throw pillows brighten up any room, making your living space appear inviting and warm. The best part? Throw pillows are relatively inexpensive. You can add several pillows in the living room and the bedroom without breaking the bank.
Go for pillows with interesting patterns to break the monotony and add texture to the space. You can also opt for colorful throw pillows if you’d like to give your space an energetic vibe. Style any room with throw pillows by arranging different-sized pillows together for a layered look.
Blankets and Throws
Dress up your lounge area with knitted blankets and/or throws to make your living room extra cozy! Drape the blankets or throws on the sofa, chairs or the bed.
Choose throws and blankets in shades that match your existing color palette. To create a soothing, comforting vibe on chilly days or night, go for soft, breathable materials such as cashmere, knits, or wool.
Winter season means swapping light curtains for heavy drapes to insulate the home! Unfortunately, window panes cannot retain heat, making a cold room feel even colder. Drapes made with thick materials are able to trap heat, warming the home in no time at all.
It’s best to keep the drapes open during daytime to let the sunshine in. Then at night, keep the drapes closed so the heat won’t escape.
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