Warm, inviting winter interior decor will make the winter months much more bearable. maake has put together some great home decor ideas to cozy up your winter decor and keep out winter’s chill

Make living through the cold months a comfy, nurturing experience.

For winter interior decor, don't just bring in lots of colour for decorations – welcoming scents and inviting aromas at Christmas time are another great decorating idea. Use room decor ideas for the whole season.

Memories are made of: Cuddling in a cozy blanket by the fire as the wind roars outside. Or sipping a warm drink while you relax on the couch. Enjoy endless conversations with friends as you all sit around a table brimming with delicious food and wine. That's what we want you to recreate in your home decor.

Warm inspiration for winter decorating at home

Here are a few simple decorating steps to spruce up your home and make your winter decorating warm and inviting all winter long, from adding plush fabrics and cheerful colours to making your furnishings super comfortable.

·    Change it up – Re-arranging your furniture will give your home a new look. Create cozy spots to cuddle in. Place chairs to laze on where you can catch the winter sun. Surround the hearth with comfortable seating and plush pillows for basking by the fire. 

·    Bring out the candles – Much like a gorgeous fire that you toast yourself in front of, candles brighten up the evening darkness and offer lots of warmth.

·   Add some light – Make the best of natural light with these simple tricks: Hang a mirror on the wall to reflect the light in a room. Brighten dark corners with a reading nook and a lamp, or put a vase filled with fresh flowers in the room to give it lots of colour.

·    Winter decorating accessories will make a room warm and cozy – Add pops of bright colour to offset the dullness of the grey sky outside. Colourful winter decor accessories never go out of season, which is why you should add some cheerful color to any room decor. Check out our fabulous ready-made decorating accessories here! You can also check out the fabulous decorating products available on our sister website maakeHome.

For more inspiration, read our guide to The Top 5 Fabrics for Interior Design.We alsUpo have a comprehensive Upholstery fabric guide available for you!

Some more cozy decor ideas

·    Keep out the chill with a rug – Cozy carpets and rugs warm up a room. And they luxurious, add texture and keep out the cold. 

·    Warm up those windows – For winter decorating, choose thicker fabric for curtains. Otherwise, invest in a second layer of curtaining for the window when it’s cold outside.

·    Throw on a throw – A soft, snuggly throw will add a touch of warmth to a bed, a couch, or a reading corner. Drape a throw on a bench, a chair or anywhere you may want to snuggle in. It will keep you warm and cozy all winter long.

·    Pull out the pillows – The more pillows you can add as decorations, the more spots you’ll have to cuddle up in. Choose textured, comfy fabrics for cushions, pillows and poufs. It will make all the difference.

·    Make it smell like home – Warm scents make us feel warmer, so use them to make your home smell delicious and welcoming. Use an oil diffuser to create an inviting environment. There are lots of fabulous scents you can use, from gingerbread to a country garden!

Add warmth to your winter home decor

These winter house decorating ideas will create a warmer atmosphere in your home.

The winter bedroom

  • Use layers of bedding, blankets, throws and pillows to keep you warm, as well as for decorations.
  • Swap cotton sheets for flannel or microfibre ones that are cozy and cuddly.
  • Shop for fabrics to warm up the bed that are plush and luxurious, like velvet, faux fur, fleece, wool and polyester – the list is endless. 
  • A knitted blanket or quilt at the end of the bed is just waiting to add some colour and warmth.
  • Choose a warm, inviting colour palette for a special touch.

Your cozy living room

Add a few of these inspirational winter decor touches to lighten dark living room decor this winter…

·    Warm up chilly floors with a thick textured rug.

·    Cover the couch with plenty of pillows and a gorgeous colourful throw.

Layering fabrics will add extra warmth and texture to any decor. Keep blankets near the bed for snuggling in.

·    A vase of fresh colourful flowers will brighten up the space and give a hint of spring to come.

·    Dress up the mantelpiece over the fire with candles, greenery and family photographs.

Inspiration for the winter table

·    Make sure there are some gorgeous kitchen smells wafting into the dining room and home living areas. People love to smell fresh coffee brewing, a stew on the stove or a cake in the oven when they visit your home.

These aromas will make you feel nurtured and cozy, as if you’re in a country home.

·    Create inviting table setting decor at home with colourful centrepieces of seasonal fresh fruit as decorations. Place gorgeous evergreens and pine cones in the centre of the table.

Evergreens will take your winter decor through the Festive Season and right into spring.

·    Ensure breakfast is a special occasion with a pretty table cloth, inviting recipes and a quirky teapot. Those are all the decorations you need.

·    Dinner at home may be only soup and crusty bread, but the table can still look warm and inviting.

Colours and patterns for warm home decorations

Winter interior decor can make your home warm and cozy – The cozier the colours you use for decorations inside your home, the more inviting it will be. This winter, choose cozy, warming shades – russet red, mustard, burnt orange, olive green and a muted yellow will all offer a cozy touch. 

Deep Red Solid by mariafaithgarcia

Brick Red Solid by mariafaithgarcia

Plain Solid Mustard Yellow by itsjensworld

Olive Green Solid by mariafaithgarcia

Soft Yellow Solid by mariafaithgarcia

Christmas colours are gorgeous, but rather choose colours that will last all winter long.

Create more long-lasting colour choices for decorations: forest or sage green is stunning, as is salmon red and burgundy.  Add in some neutrals for extra warmth – like wooden tones, tan, cream and taupe or winter white for a special effect in your decorations.

Pattern and texture make all the difference

Try not to reinvent the entire colour scheme of your home. Use products in textured fabrics to bring in some warmth. Velvet, fleece and chenille fabrics will all add the right touch of heat.

Be inspired by our designs that can add texture and luxury, too.

Think about plaids, florals, animal prints and stripes in warm tones for your home. There’s a resurgence of tartans and tweeds, too, plus muted florals in jewel tones.

One surprising colour blend is pink and green: for winter we suggest emerald green and terracotta pink.

Some design samples:

Dachsund Red Buffalo Plaid by mariafaithgarcia

Christmas plaid by andrea_lauren

Rainbow Tartan 8 by BraveNe

Gorgeous room decor inspiration from maake

Become your own interior designer and do your own house decorating! View our stunning selection of decor products before you choose your winter home decor: fabrics, ready-made home accessories, patterns and colour choices available through our links. We're sure you will find plenty of decor inspiration!

Fabulous fabrics to choose from

Ready-made winter home decorating accessories

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October 12, 2022 — Artemis Doupa