Hibernation Fixation: 5 Ways to Make Your Home a Winter Retreat

“The Finer Things” by Christiane Lemieux, “Synchronicity” by Kelly Wearstler, pillow, candleholders, match holder from COBBLESTONE & VINE. ALASHAN CASHMERE classic throw, CHANEL N°5 candle from FRESH I.D.

If you’re hibernating at home this month like we are, try these five cozy decorating tips to transform your space into a peaceful retreat where you can watch the frost melt and the colors of spring slowly appear.

Similar to dressing for winter weather, decorating for this time of year is all about layering on the fabrics and feeling as warm as you possibly can. Since there are fewer hours of daylight, it’s important to make your space feel bright and inviting, while still keeping it cozy.

1. Go neutral.

Neutral colors like cream, white, beige, taupe, gray and brown help create a subdued look that captures the cozy ambiance of the season. Plus, it’s a timeless and versatile choice for those seeking calmness after the busy holidays and new year excitement.

2. Incorporate textures.

A textural season calls for indoor decor that reflects the outdoor environment. These gold, tree-shaped candleholders add a beautiful, eye-catching texture that is reminiscent of the trees outside, while the plush throw blanket and pillow add warmth even without a roaring fire.

3. Add a pop of color.

Spring will be here before we know it, so it’s a good idea to decorate with colors for the coming season. Soft green accents serve as a nod to the fresh grass hiding beneath the snow and ice.

4. Bring on the books.

You always need a good book (or two) when perching in a cozy nook. Not only do they make a space look and feel lived in, but they shine a light on the unique personality of the person who lives there.

5. Don’t forget the scent.

Candles are a necessity all year long, but a soft flame and pleasing fragrance are particularly inviting during the chilly months. These small accents are easy to swap out and help create a pretty winter vignette on a side, coffee or bedside table.

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