Winter is most definitely upon us and there’s nothing quite like coming home on a cold, dark evening and curling up in front of the fire with a cup of hot cocoa! With Christmas just around the corner (can you honestly believe it’s less than a month away!?) it’s time to start getting your home looking super sweet and cosy in time for the festive season.
Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you should rush to get your home turned into a winter wonderland, it is (maybe) a little early for that, but why not get your home looking kitsch gorgeous and inviting on those cold wintery nights. Here are just a few ways to keep it kitsch this winter.
Cosy Colour Scheme
Don’t worry; you don’t have to get yourself stuck into any extreme home makeovers in order to introduce cosy colour schemes into your home. You can introduce plenty of warming colours through the décor you pick and the ornaments you have no doubt collected. You can also use retro fabrics or blankets that you have collected over the years, anything in red, yellow or orange tones will work best and can be used in any of your rooms to really add some warmth.
Plenty of Candles
What is it about candles and log fires that make a room just so much more inviting?! You may not be able to install a fireplace into your home, but you can certainly recreate the look of one using candles! Filling vintage jam jars with tea lights or tall church candles and surrounding them with pine cones and foliage can create a cosy centrepiece in your living room and is something you can reuse on the dining table if you’re throwing any winter dinner parties.
If you plan on cosying up in front of the fire this winter, then cushions are essential. If you’re anything like me, you’re bound to have an abundance of gorgeous retro fabrics you’ve collected over the years that you just haven’t found the perfect project for yet. Why not put these fabrics to good use, dust off your sewing machine and set yourself a winter project to do. Turning these sweet fabrics into kitsch cushions could not be simpler and are the perfect addition to any retro inspired home. If you’re new to sewing, fear not there are plenty of tutorials online to help you.
Retro crochet blankets are a super addition to any sofa, especially if you fancy adding a bit of colour to your cosy retro winter décor. Whether you’re an avid crocheter ready for a challenge, or you have a stash of these blankets hidden away that were knitted by your Nana, they look fantastic draped over your cosy arm chair and are perfect for cuddling up under.
If you need a little extra help reinventing your home for winter, then there are plenty of ideas available online to help you, from winter food and drink to cosy colour schemes, it doesn’t take much to give your home a fabulous winter makeover. Of course, no cosy kitsch home would be complete without a steaming cup of hot apple cider spiked with a dram of whiskey!