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Updating Your Home Decoration Ideas for a Cozy Winter

By: Decorated Life Team |

Updating Your Home Decor for a Cozy Winter

With changing seasons comes fresh home decoration ideas for winter using some of the latest interior design trends. Preparing for longer nights and dropping temperatures, now is the ideal time to turn your home into a cozy, comforting place where you can spend long evenings relaxing, safe and secure, away from the cold.

Home decoration ideas

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Cozy Up Living Spaces

A great way to make your rooms feel warmer is by adding fabric and layered texture.

Lamp with warm rug and throws

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You can swap out your cushions and throws and add rugs. These few elements add a new style layer to your home decor. Deep dramatic colors, patterns and textures balance out cold hardwood floors, tiles or laminate flooring.

transitional fall-to-winter living room

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Rugs keep your feet warm and rooms warmer. When it comes to the types of rugs you can add, the latest trends are plush shag rugs in living rooms and dens, while sheepskin and fur rugs are very happy in the bedroom.

This large long wool sheepskin rug creates a rustic or modern style depending on the chosen decor!

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Swap Out Summer Accessories

With summer officially over it’s time to swap out all the summer accessories from your home. Bright summer colors and strong floral motifs should be toned down or put away.

Belgian Flax Linen Quilt & Sham

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Soft copper metallicsare trending high this winter, pick up oranges and rose pinks and they look great against white or gray

copper accents

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Add natural textured cushions and plush throws and bedding that look hand made, unique and chunky. Knits, felted fabrics, and faux fur are all good additions this winter.

cable knit bedding

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Seasonal holly, fir, pine, and spruce are perfect greenery for your home.

Add Light and Warmth

Darker days with less light tend to make rooms feel smaller. Add to your list of home decoration ideas lamps and task lighting. Add these to dark corner nooks and crannies. Cleaver task lighting and corner spot lighting keep your rooms looking and feeling brighter.

lamps for winter

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It might be time to replace bulbs with ones that give off warm light, rather than cold summer tones. It all adds up to warmer, cozier rooms.

The Arc Black & Gold Metal Floor Lamp - contemporary - Floor Lamps - Graham and Green


Bring Out the Candles

candles for winter glow

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Candles are the perfect winter home decor update if you don’t have a fireplace or a wood burner. It might be a tiny open flame but it brings in that warm cozy element, especially when you add comforting scents.


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Traditional winter scents like cinnamon, vanilla, and berries fire up the sensors, reminding us of winter comforts, without ever setting foot in the kitchen and baking.


Use Opulent Colors

Emerald Green cushions

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Winter is not the time to wrap your home in cool tones. Rather than living with decor that will make you feel lifeless and icy, embrace a darker color palette using seasonal favorites like emerald greens, rich blues, and luxurious golds.

Winter Hellebores by Swallows & Damsons at Design*Sponge (Photo by India Hobson)


Small furnishings, home accessories and accent colors around your home using cushions and bedding, napkins and dining room chair covers acts as a beautiful contrast against dull winter days and dark nights. Create a luxurious feeling all around your home using some of these home decoration ideas.