Winter brings a unique beauty to any setting, but it can also get dark and gloomy. Give your home that much-needed warmth, and embrace the radiance brought on by these creative lighting ideas.
Use Flameless Candles
Flameless candles mimic the flicker and glow of real ones without the fire hazard. They add visual interest and elegance to a space while providing warmth and movement. Choose candles in neutral shades that go well in any decorating style or place them inside a glass cloche or hurricane for a refined look.
Incorporate String Lights
Another way to liven up your space for winter is to hang Christmas lights. They’re simple and go well with any decorating theme. Use curtains as a base to create a waterfall effect or set them along the edges of your wall for a subtle glow.
You can also decorate your tables with pre-lit winter centerpieces to set the mood for gatherings. Place a lit on your coffee table for a striking vignette or lay down a garland across your dining table for a unique design.
Decorate With Lanterns
Lanterns are another great way to brighten up your space. Incorporate them into your winter home décor by placing them on a fireplace mantel. You can use lanterns of assorted sizes and then fill them with flameless candles or fairy lights for a cozy glow. Experiment with different colors, accents, and styles to find one that suits your seasonal decorations.
More Winter Decorating Tips
Here are other ways you can brighten up your home this winter.
Bring Natural Light Indoors
Open your blinds or switch to sheer curtains and light-filtering shades to allow sunlight into your home. If trees and other plants cover your windows, consider trimming them. You can also add reflective surfaces to your room, such as metallic or glass accents, to bounce natural light around and make your space brighter and feel more open.
Reflect Light With Mirrors
Create the illusion of space with a large mirror on a wall opposite a window or decorate with different shapes and sizes of mirrors to add visual interest. Place a mirrored tray on a dresser to reflect light from candles or other decorative accents. Another idea is to choose frames for photos and artwork with metallic finishes to add a touch of shimmer to your display.
Add Pops of Color
Choose vibrant hues that contrast with the muted tones of winter, such as yellow, orange, or pink. These are great colors to apply to your winter wreath ideas, pillows, and throws. Swap your bedding for a lively duvet cover or create an accent wall with bold, colorful artwork.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below we answer some of your common questions about winter decorating.
How To Decorate During Winter
The most common winter décor idea is making spaces feel cozy and warm during cold months. Use thicker fabrics and display candles, lanterns, and other lighting accents to brighten up your home. You can also decorate your spaces with nature-inspired elements like artificial flowers, potted trees, and topiaries to liven up the room.
When Should You Start Decorating for Winter?
There’s no hard rule when it comes to winter decorating. Some put up their décor on the last week of November after Thanksgiving, while others wait until the first of December. Some prefer to start as soon as Halloween ends. No matter when you start, it’s all about what you want to embrace in the colder season the most.
What Candle Scents Are Good for Winter?
Popular winter candle scents include vanilla, gingerbread, chestnuts, and evergreen-inspired fragrances like pine and cedarwood. Balsam Hill has a collection of holiday scents of the season cartridge set that help you create the perfect ambience for celebrations. Choose from a wide array of scents such as Balsam Fir, Cedarwood, Fraser Fir, and Fresh Cut Evergreen.
Brighten up your home this winter with these lighting ideas from Balsam Hill. For more decorating tips and style inspirations, request a catalog.