The winter months are a time for relaxation. For many, the most exciting part of this season is decorating your home with all sorts of festive decorations. There are so many different options to choose from that you may not know where to start. Here, you will learn about seven easy ideas for creating a unique winter wonderland in your own home.
1. Cuckoo Clock
It's always a good idea to have a cuckoo clock in your home. They're cute, attractive, and they will keep perfect time for you. Try to get an accordion serenade clock that has a winter theme, so that it will be an excellent fit for a wintertime decoration. Schneider Cuckoo Clocks are a great choice if you’re having trouble finding one that will fit right into your wintry theme. You can choose whether you want to hang this clock or place it on your sturdy console table.
2. Lighted Wooden Christmas Tree
There is nothing more classic than a traditional tree that people decorate with ornaments and lights each year. A lighted wooden Christmas tree allows you to have the look of a real tree without all of the hassles. Pre-lit wooden trees with clear lights and red bulbs will give it a very wintry look. You can choose to either set the tree up in a standing or tabletop position. Such a unique Christmas tree will provide your home with a sweet quaintness.
3. Staircase Garland
If you have a staircase in your home, you may want to hang a garland along the rails. To give the garland an even more wintry feel, you can add red or gold bows to the garland. You may even want to string some lights on the garland or attach some snowflakes to it. All in all, this decoration is sure to create a wintertime ambiance in your home.
4. LED Lights
There are plenty of instances where you may want to light up your home during the winter months. LED rope lights will give you an impressive amount of illumination without running up your electricity bill. They can be placed on any surface, so they will look good no matter how you choose to decorate with them. LED lights are bright, so they will add a lot of depth to your decorations. If you want to go with a more simplistic approach, then these lights are perfect for just about any winter decorating job that you have in mind.
5. Faux Berries in a Yarn-Wrapped Vase
This winter decoration is very unique and festive. You can simply take a glass vase or a clear plastic vase and wrap some strands of yarn around it. Place some faux berry plants inside the yarn-wrapped vase. You can use this decoration as a centerpiece for your dining table, or as a centerpiece for your living room table. No matter where you use it, it will serve as a comfy reminder of the winter season.
6. Make Winter-Themed Storage Boxes
Storage boxes can be a great way to add extra decoration to your home and to store items. For this DIY project, you can take some wooden storage boxes and paint them white, or any other color you want. You can then get really creative and paint winter-themed designs on the boxes like glittery snowflakes or a Bob Ross-esque winter-themed scene with pine trees and snow (if you’re really artistic and skilled).
7. Heart-Shaped Wood Wall Hooks
Using wall hooks is an easy way to add some winter flair to your walls. Heart-shaped hooks made of wood will give your home a charming look and comfy feel that pairs perfectly with the winter season. You may want to paint the hooks red with a hint of green accents for a splash of color. They can be hung on the wall horizontally or vertically. They are small enough to use anywhere, whether you place them at the entrance to your home (as a light coat hanger or key holder), bathroom, or bedroom.
8. Scarf Wreath
Artificial evergreen or pine wreaths are a traditional wintertime decoration, but a scarf wreath may be new to you. For this simple DIY scarf wreath, you need a wire wreath frame and a big, chunky scarf. Wire wreaths can often be found at craft stores. And you probably already have an old scarf to use, but make sure that the scarf is long as well, as it will need to be long enough to be able to wrap around the wire.
To make the wreath, just continuously wrap the scarf around the wire wreath until the wire is completely covered. This cute and clever decoration is sure to make your home feel cozy and warm during the winter months.
9. Framed Pine Cone Decoration
Bring the beauty of nature indoors with a framed pine cone decoration. You can get really creative with this decoration, but, as a suggestion, you can take a wood frame and hot glue artificial pinecones to all four sides of the frame. Inside the frame, you can place a photo of your choosing. The pinecone frame can be hung on any wall or it can be placed on a table or atop a dresser drawer. Nevertheless, this decoration will add a touch of the outdoors to any room.
10. Wicker Basket
Baskets can be a great way to add storage and decoration to your home. Get an ivory wicker basket and place a liner of your choosing inside of it. This wicker basket will be perfect for storage or just simply as an item with a decorative touch. Natural wicker baskets add a touch of elegance to your home. You can use them in any room and move them around when you need to.
These are just a few of the many winter decorations that you can use to add some extra warmth and charm to your home. No matter what your style or taste may be, there is sure to be something here that will fit your needs. So get out your seasonal decorations and start decorating for winter.
Authors Bio: Amy Sloane
Amy Sloane is an alum of Oregon State University where she studied marketing and business. She spends her free time writing and is a knitting enthusiast. Amy loves reading, cooking, and spending time with her dog, Molly.