In areas of the country where the weather turns cold during the winter months, there’s usually a desire to add a touch of warmth to home decorating styles to help ward off the outdoor chill. Although the sight of warm colors and decorating styles that are commonplace in warmer areas of the country can’t really turn up the temperature in a home, the mere sight of these things seems to at least warm the soul. If you’re ready to warm up your home with some wonderful decorating styles before the cold winds of winter come whipping around the corner, here are some ideas that you can use as inspiration.
Simulate a Warmer Climate
Even though you might live in an area of the country that is buried in snow four months out of the year, that doesn’t mean you don’t wish you had more sunshine and warmth. Although there’s not much you can do about the weather outside, there’s actually a lot you can do about your interior climate. If you wish you were spending the winter in the Southwest this winter, why not simulate the look in the comfort of your own home? Warm Southwestern colors such as gold, terra cotta, rust and turquoise blue can add a lot of cheer and joy to the cold winter ahead. In addition to using warmer shades to simulate the Southwest, you can also accentuate your home with authentic-looking art pieces. Metal cross wall decor is a great way to add a touch of warmth to your home, even if you don’t feel like repainting all your walls. With so many styles from which to choose, you’re sure to find just the right piece to warm up your walls.
Add Just a Few Warm Touches
If redoing one or more rooms in your home to simulate a warmer climate is a bit outside your budget or time schedule, don’t despair. Sometimes all it takes is just a few small touches in order to create a warmer and more inviting look. For example, a few pieces of Sun metal wall decor might be all you need to liven up a traditional decorating scheme. Without too much time, effort or expense, you’ll be able to add small visual touches that will seem to warm you up just a bit.
If your winter vacation fantasies involve tropical destinations instead of the warm Southwest, why not transform one or more rooms of your home into a sunny tropical paradise? It’s easy to find fun and fresh tropical decor. This style of decorating can work especially well for an indoor patio or sunroom that traditionally doesn’t get much use during the winter months. By adding a few touches of warm decor, you might just find that the room will become your family’s favorite place to gather when the weather turns cold. Or, plan a luau party and enjoy the tropics with your friends and family members. Before you know it, the snow will be gone and the sun will be shining in your corner of the world once again. When winter is over, re-purposing your tropical decor as outdoor patio or deck decorations is easy to do.