Top winter decorating tips for your home

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Dark dreary nights, freezing cold temperatures and the inevitable Christmas credit card bills. Let’s be honest here, mid to late winter is not exactly the favourite season for most of us. So how can you spread a little decorative cheer in brightening up your home during the short days of January and February? The key here is to create a sense of warmth and cosiness.

Wall Decoration

With modern printing technology, abstract and even relief art is now more affordable than ever before. You don’t necessarily need to brave the freezing garage in order to retrieve paint, roller and brushes. A little retail therapy at your local art shop or some online browsing will soon unearth a huge range of wall art from the rustic through to the outlandishly contemporary. If you combine these with colour schemes in the warmer spectrum, any expanse of wall can contribute to an overall sense of cosiness and well-being.

Occasional Lighting

Most homes can benefit from some additional light here and there. A table lamp, an anglepoise or those twinkly Christmas lights nestled in a large glass jar can all add light and a sense of warmth. You can even string them over the bed or along the shelves of a wall unit or dresser. You’ll be surprised at just how effective this can be. Twinkly Christmas lights nestled in a large glass jar can all add light and a sense of warmth. You can even string them over the bed or along the shelves of a wall unit or dresser. You’ll be surprised at just how effective this can be.Window dressing

From Donegal to Dublin windows and doors all benefit from appropriate dressing. Having invested in windows from a specialist such as Keane Windows Dublin, why not complement them with some new curtains. Rich fabrics of reasonable weight are not only a design statement but they act as a further thermal barrier. Extra cosy in the winter and ideal for blocking out the glare of the summer evening sun during a family film session.

Raid the woodland for twigs

We’ve all seen those striking twig arrangements in glass bowls or large floor-standing vases. Why not explore your local woodland and harvest a range of fallen twigs. Let them dry out in the warmth of your home and you can either arrange them untreated or perhaps paint them to taste. The options are virtually limitless; you could even create your own unique arrangement Let them dry out in the warmth of your home and you can either arrange them untreated or perhaps paint them to taste. The options are virtually limitless; you could even create your own unique arrangement by combining them with some of those twinkly lights. If you have any left over, of course!