Home & Garden

Wintertime touches for your home

There are a number of ways you can re-create the beauty of the season indoors and deck out your home in subtle details that pay homage to winter.

Candles: Cozy fires and flickering candles are the essence of winter. Few things can add a sense of warmth to a home like candles. Best of all, they’re fun, versatile and affordable. Stock up on candles in a range of varying heights, and consider investing in some beautiful candlesticks.

Soft lights: Bright, harsh lights tend to result in a severe, unwelcoming atmosphere. Table and floor lamps are a welcome change for winter and will produce soft, inviting light. Bulbs matter, too – steer clear of bulbs marked “daylight” and instead opt for “soft white” during winter months. For even softer, more subtle lighting, replace standard white shades with earthy colors or look for bamboo or wicker shades.

Sumptuous rugs: Winter is the time to break out the shag rugs! Comfortable and luxurious, high-pile rugs help make a room look welcoming and inviting, and they’ll keep your feet cozy as well. Modern shag rugs in classic colors like ivory and beige are always an excellent choice.

Woodland scenes: A pair of rustic skis placed in the foyer or a mantel decked out in snow-crested trees, white pine cones and boughs will add a sense of the season to your home. Add a few wintertime visitors like deer or snowy owls to create your own winter wonderland.