The holiday season is over and the absence of the Christmas tree and lights has left a void in your home so it’s time to reorganise and redecorate for a new year and the remaining winter months. The new year is typically a time for change and why not start with switching up your home decor and accessories.
Rustic Farmhouse Decor
Winter is such a cosy time of the year so why not bring in a rustic, cosy aesthetic into your home with unique antique and farmhouse decor. Distressed painted dressers and imposing farmhouse tables are centrepieces and striking pieces of furniture that are sure to be impressively eye catching.
However, you could also add in smaller home accessories to get a similar effect such as hand-carved wooden candlesticks, iron trinket dishes and handwoven storage baskets for a homely, hygge feel. A rustic or farmhouse style feel doesn’t have to be expensive, check out How to Decorate in Farmhouse Style on a Budget, for more ideas.
Bringing evergreen plants into the home during the winter months, especially around the holiday season, is a tradition for many cultures. There are various house plants that are able to survive a chilly winter including the ZZ plant and the maidenhair fern, both of which are perfect for low light apartments. Succulents and cacti are easy house plants to look after, especially the Jade plant which can tolerate cold winter days next to your radiator. If you want to bring in some colour during the winter then you could opt for the beautiful Christmas cactus or a striking floral arrangement.
Flowers within the home are beautiful and uplifting at any time of the year but especially during the particularly cold, dull winter days. As well as plants, adding flowers to your home and workspace can have a positive effect on your mood and wellbeing. A few studies have found that flowers in the home can increase levels of happiness and reduce anxiety; also flowers in the workspace have been discovered to improve creativity and help with problem solving.
Candles and Cosy Decor
Lastly, your home during the colder months isn’t complete without cosy decor, blankets and candles! Candles add an instant calming, homely and inviting feeling to any room, particularly if they have a lovely relaxing scent such as lavender or more earthy scents like balsam and clove. Adding in cosy pillows and throws are not only practical but they can also add unique textures and patterns to the room.