Winter Decor & DIY Projects
2020 has seen many people across the UK turn their attention to their homes and interiors. Whether you’re sprucing up the spare room with a fresh coat of paint or finally clearing out and revamping a closet space, it has truly been the year of home makeovers. Spring is traditionally the most popular time for a clear-out and a spot of redecorating, though this Winter, with most people spending a lot more time at home than usual, there is a great opportunity to get around to all those little decorating jobs so you can start 2021 off on a fresh slate.
Decorating your Home
Winter is an ideal time to make your interior warm, cosy and inviting. Some of the most popular decorating tips for winter include adding warm textures such as sheepskin blankets or rugs, and adding a cosy armchair to a living room or bedroom. Opting for statement wallpaper with a striking pattern or for dark wall paint can also make a room feel cosy and like a perfect place to hibernate. Charcoal grey and deep forest green are particularly popular shades in interior design over recent years and can truly add depth, even to small rooms. Other winter decorating tips include:
- Make the fireplace the central focus of your living room
- Opt for a clean, minimalist look
- Use lighting to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere on dark evenings
- Repair or replace old furniture and broken items
If you need to repair furniture and would prefer to fix or upcycle items rather than invest in new pieces, using a suitable glue is strongly recommended. Whether you need to repair a small crack, re-attach a leg or glue a hook back in its place, there are epoxy glues available for all types of material and surfaces. Just be sure to choose the correct type for the material you will be working with.
Aside from making a room look and feel more comfortable, upcycling projects are quite fun to do and can give an old piece of furniture or object a new lease of life. There are many upcycling projects and lots of inspiration available online that can help with ideas for sprucing up old furniture or crafting, for instance. Top tip – chalk paint is excellent for adding a vintage touch to any piece of furniture.
If you are doing a large renovation, choosing thick and warm carpets will help keep rooms cosy and warm throughout the cold winter months in the UK. If you are tiling a kitchen floor, bathroom or hallway, and your budget can stretch to it, underfloor heating also makes a great investment – your toes will thank you come December. Likewise, heavy curtains and textiles such as wool blankets and fluffy cushions will help bring warmth to the next level in the living room and bedrooms, while candles will transform the atmosphere anywhere in your home. Scented candles are ideal for providing fresh and warming scents and can be instrumental in helping you unwind in the evening. Popular winter scents include warming spices, relaxing chamomile and energising grapefruit.
Winter decor is all about these comforts, big and small. Whether you’re revamping entire rooms or simply adding accessories to create the hygge effect. Adding plants to any room can also help bring the outdoors indoors and let you experience a little nature, even when it’s freezing outside. Lastly, seasonal moments such as Halloween and Christmas offer the perfect opportunity to decorate your home even further with lights and festive accessories, all of which will help bring the cosiness to a new level.