Ready or not, winter is here! In Minnesota, we all know that the snowy months can feel never-ending. While you can bet we’ll be counting down the days until spring returns, there are a few ways to make those chilly winter months more bearable. With that in mind, we’re sharing some of our coziest interior design tips for winter. Check them out below!
Get Out Those Throws
Find those soft and heavy throw blankets and add them to your sofas and chairs. They’re inviting to guests and ready-and-waiting whenever you want to settle in with a good book on a cool winter’s evening.
Find the Flannels
Flannel sheets, that is! Dig them out of the linen closet, and your bed will be cozy in no-time. So cozy, you may just never want to leave! Need new ones? Target has a great selection of affordable flannel sheets.
Warm Up Your Colors
The winter blues are named after a cool color-tone for a reason. We associate snow and winter with cool colors, like blues and whites. While these are calming colors, they can get a little dreary too. Add some warm colors (reds, oranges, deep yellows, dark fuchsias) to your decor to balance things out.
Light Things Up
An additional lamp or two placed strategically throughout your home can help fight the winter blues. Adding extra light in the wintertime can make the dark days seem less dreadful. The warm glow of a new desk lamp or decorative floor lamp might be just what you need. Find some interesting ones at West Elm here.
Bring Some Green In
When we’re spending less time outdoors, we miss the natural beauty of leaves, grass, and trees. Sure you may have a Christmas tree, but ideally, something more permanent will be a better long-term addition to your winter decor. Try some spruce branches in a vase or bring in some succulents, like these shown on Pinterest.
Think Happy Thoughts
A recent study by a Ph.D. student who visited Norway found that complaining about winter makes the gloom that can accompany it worse, whereas celebrating the beauty and glory of it keeps spirits higher. So go ahead, picture yourself all curled up by the fire with snowflakes outside, and smile about it!
Andrus Built knows both winter and remodeling well. As a St. Paul remodeling and building company, we handle projects big and small – from whole-home remodels to kitchens and baths. We serve North St. Paul, Maplewood, White Bear Lake, Eagan, and more throughout the Twin Cities metro area, connect with us about your upcoming home remodeling project today!