Winter is the time of year when we spend most of our time indoors. We want to avoid the cold, frosty weather as much as possible, and stay in our heated homes instead.
The cold winter months provide the perfect opportunity to get cozy and snuggle up in a blanket on the sofa. It’s also a great time to connect with your loved ones and host homely family gatherings.
Preparing your home for winter can take time but it’s important to create a comfortable and cozy space for you and your family members to enjoy.
Even if you’re a highly organized person who keeps your home neat and tidy all year round, you might want to add a few extra touches to your house in time for your winter get-together. It’s never too early to take a look inside your home and see where you can make positive tweaks to your interior design.
Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Winter Get-Togethers with the Family
Creating an inviting home that welcomes your guests as soon as they walk through the door is easy than you might think. Below, we’ve covered four simple steps to take when you’re preparing your home for lots of cozy family gatherings this winter.
Tidy and Declutter Your Home
No matter what season you’re preparing for, it’s always good to declutter. When you have a tidy home, you can create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere that makes your guests feel welcome.
Tidying and decluttering your home also creates a blank canvas, onto which you can add accents and accessories. You can create character and ambiance in your home with fluffy rugs or thick blankets that create a warm contrast to the cold weather outside.
Make Your Garden Warm and Winter-Proof
When the weather is freezing cold, the thought of sitting outside for several hours probably doesn’t sound very appealing. But you can still make the most of your outdoor space in the middle of winter. You just need to make your garden winter-proof!
By this, we mean putting the right things in place to keep your garden warm and cozy, despite the cold weather. One of the best ways to make your garden winter-proof is to install outdoor fire pit kits.
You can create a seated area around your outdoor fire to keep your guests warm during your winter get-togethers. You could even get some marshmallows to toast over the open fire!
There are lots of different outdoor fire pit designs. Depending on the size and shape of your garden, you might prefer a circular fire pit or a square-shaped option. Many companies often custom-designed fire pits so you can create something that matches the aesthetics of the rest of your garden.
You can also use fluffy blankets to cover your outdoor seats to keep your guests warm and toasty when they’re sitting outside. Consider using glass or wooden panels to create an enclosure in your garden that shelters everybody from the bitter winter elements.
Invest in Lots of Blankets
Blankets are a winter staple. Whether you’re planning a family movie night or a dinner party, you can’t go wrong with lots of blankets.
Place a large throw over your sofa and add blankets to each bed in your home so your guests are nice and warm if they stay over at your house.
You could go for high-quality cashmere or soft wool blankets, depending on your budget and preferences. Consider getting blankets that match your home’s current aesthetic to maintain a strong and consistent interior design.
Use Warm Tones in Your Interior Design
Winter is often associated with white snow and dark skies. To counteract the bleak winter weather, include lots of warm tones in your interior design.
You can completely transform the way your home feels by adding warm-toned accessories and accents. Gold, copper, and brass accessories or red, orange, and yellow colored rugs are great options to warm up your interior design.
Take things a step further and switch the color of your walls. If you have beige or cream colored walls, consider going for a warmer mocha tone to create a calming atmosphere for your relatives.
If you don’t want to paint every wall in your home, consider creating accent walls in your living room and bedrooms. Paint the main wall of each room in warm shades, such as dark red or burnt orange.
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