In South Africa, the winter season comes with cold and sometimes gloomy weather, making the usual warm and cheery atmosphere die down a little.
Seeing that many of us are spending most of our time indoors due to being on lockdown, it’s important that the space we find ourselves in is vibrant and pleasing to be in.
In winter, you may have to change your décor in order to bring life into your home. Here’s how you can spruce up your home in 5 quick easy & cost effective ways:
1. Add a pop of colour
Just because the trees are bare and without colour, doesn’t mean your home has to be too.
A quick way to update your home is to add some pops of colour to it. Add some mustard yellow chairs to your lounge to change the ambience.
Other ways to add colour to your home include adding bold statement pieces, perhaps like a red patterned rug. Bear in mind that bold statement pieces mean the surrounding decorations have to be subdued, so go for neutral tones to avoid a colour clash.
2. Flowers and plants
Adding flowers and plants to your home is one of the easiest and cost effective ways to decorate your home.
Flowers and plants liven up the room they’re in and not only are they aesthetically pleasing to look at, but they are also scientifically proven to improve people’s moods and decrease stress levels.
So, add a few bouquets in vases around your house to add some positive energy into your space.
3. Fragrance matters
Fragrance accessories can be a great way to decorate your home in winter. They are the sophisticated edge that your home needs to elevate its aesthetic.
Diffusers, potpourri and candles come in containers that are pleasing to the eye and the bonus is that these products can make your home smell great too.
4. Fairy lights
Fairy lights, also known as string lights, can be used in various ways to decorate your home.
You can opt to taper them onto your ceiling, curtains or walls.
Another way to use fairy lights is to place them in a glass jar or vase and use it as an ornament or centerpiece. The lighting will bring life and newfound energy into your surroundings.
5. Throw blankets and pillows
Throw blankets and pillows have both functional and decorative purposes.
They’re beneficial to have on your couch in winter because they can keep you warm and they’re also a quick way to add texture to your home.
Be it fur, throw blankets and pillows or ones made from wool, this is the perfect way to add modern accents and touches to various rooms in your home. The best part about throw blankets and pillows is their versatility. They can be used in your lounge, on your bed and even on the couch on the patio.