3 WINTER DESIGN TIPS BY MK CONSTRUCTION

WITH ANOTHER BITTERLY COLD WINTER DRAWING NEAR, YOU WANT TO ENSURE THAT YOUR HOME EXUDES BOTH WARMTH AND COMFORT. 

ACCOMPLISHING THIS FEAT MAY FEEL A BIT DAUNTING, HOWEVER, WE’VE COMPILED AN ASSORTMENT OF SIMPLE INTERIOR DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS TO TRANSFORM YOUR EVERYDAY LIVING SPACE INTO A WELCOMING WINTER RETREAT.

A cozy living room with two brown leather couches, a wool rug, and a fireplace is visible.

USE WARM PAINT COLORS

PASTELS AND HARSH WHITES CAN GIVE YOUR HOME THE COLD, LIFELESS FEELING OF A HOSPITAL ROOM. INSTANTLY TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE WITH A FRESH COAT OF WARM-COLORED PAINT SUCH AS BURNT ORANGE, MUSTARD YELLOW, RICH RED TONES, OR A SHADE OF OLIVE GREEN. IF BOLD WALLS ARE TOO OVERPOWERING FOR YOUR TASTE, CHOOSE A WARM, NEUTRAL SHADE THEN ACCENT WITH YOUR CHOICE OF AUTUMN HUES.

CREATE AN AMBIENCE WITH LIGHTING

EXCHANGE ANY BRIGHT WHITE, COOL WHITE, OR DAYLIGHT BULBS WITH A SOFTER COLOR TEMPERATURE OPTION SUCH AS SOFT WHITE OR WARM WHITE. 

ACCENT WITH FLOOR-LENGTH TABLE SKIRTING

ADDING FLOOR-LENGTH SKIRTING TO END TABLES AND OTHER ACCENT TABLES CREATES A MORE WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS A QUICK HIDING PLACE FOR MAIL, MAGAZINES, OR BOOKS. CHOOSE A TEXTURED MATERIAL SUCH AS BURLAP OR CORDUROY TO ENHANCE THE OVERALL WARMTH OF YOUR LIVING SPACE. 

REPLACE COLORFUL ACCESSORIES WITH MUTED TONES

IT ISN’T FEASIBLE TO REPLACE LARGE PIECES OF FURNITURE WITH THE CHANGING OF THE SEASONS, BUT YOU CAN EXCHANGE SMALLER ACCESSORIES SUCH AS RUGS, PILLOWS, VASES, AND OTHER DECOR FOR ITEMS WITH MORE MUTED TONES TO CREATE INSTANT WARMTH. FAUX SHEEPSKIN THROWS AND RUGS ADD IRRESISTIBLE SOFTNESS TO LIVING AND FAMILY ROOMS. 

INCORPORATE APPEALING PATTERNS

INVESTING IN A FEW SMALL HOME DECOR ITEMS WITH INVITING PATTERNS SUCH AS HERRINGBONE, TWEED, TARTAN, AND BUFFALO CHECK PLAID CAN HELP ACHIEVE A MORE WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE.

LINE TABLES WITH INVITING FABRIC OR RUNNERS

HEAVY TABLECLOTHS CAN CAUSE A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED TABLE TO APPEAR CLUTTERED. BY LINING YOUR TABLE WITH A LIGHTLY TEXTURED RUNNER OR LONG, DECORATIVE SCARF, YOU CAN ELEVATE YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR GUESTS FEELING OVERWHELMED. 

ADD TEXTURE WITH PILLOWS

AN ASSORTMENT OF RICHLY COLORED PILLOWS IN COMPLEMENTARY PATTERNS CAN CREATE A MORE INVITING SITTING AREA. INCLUDING A FEW MATCHING THROW BLANKETS WILL ENSURE THE COMFORT OF YOUR GUESTS. 

REPLACE WINDOW TREATMENTS

EXCHANGING YOUR THIN SUMMER SHEERS FOR THICK, PATTERNED DRAPES CAN GIVE YOUR HOME AN ELEGANT, POLISHED LOOK WHILE KEEPING THE WINTER CHILL OUT.

CREATE A TOUCH OF NOSTALGIA WITH QUILTS

IF YOU HAVE A BOX FULL OF FAMILY HEIRLOOM QUILTS TAKING UP SPACE IN YOUR CLOSET, NOW IS THE TIME TO PUT THEM TO GOOD USE. FEW THINGS BRING BACK THAT WARM-HEARTED NOSTALGIA LIKE AN OLD, WELL-LOVED QUILT. THESE CHERISHED PIECES CAN BE MOUNTED ON THE WALL, LAYERED ACROSS YOUR BED, OR DRAPED OVER ARMCHAIRS AND SOFAS TO ADD THAT EXTRA TOUCH OF YESTERYEAR TO YOUR LIVING SPACE.  

REARRANGE FURNITURE AROUND THE FIREPLACE

THE HEARTH IS A NATURAL CONVERSATION AREA SO WHY NOT REARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE SO THAT YOUR FAMILY CAN ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY WHILE RELAXING IN FRONT OF THE CRACKLING FIRE? 

INCORPORATE WARM AROMAS

NOTHING MAKES A HOME SMELL MORE WELCOMING THAN A FRESHLY BAKED HOMEMADE APPLE PIE, HOWEVER, MOST HOMEOWNERS DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO KEEP THAT UP ALL WINTER LONG. CANDLES MAKE AN EXCEPTIONAL ALTERNATIVE AND OFFER A VARIETY OF WARM INVITING SCENTS INCLUDING MULLED WINE, SPICED APPLE, CLOVE, AND CINNAMON. 

MAKE NATURE YOUR MUSE

YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK FAR TO FIND THE MOST STUNNING ELEMENTS TO ADD TO YOUR WINTER DECOR. A SHORT STROLL OUTSIDE WILL PRESENT AN ASSORTMENT OF DECORATIONS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HOME WORTHY OF A MAGAZINE COVER. 

FILL A SIMPLE COPPER WIRE BOWL WITH PINECONES AND A FEW PINE SPRIGS THEN PLACE IT ON YOUR COUNTERTOP. WRAP A SMALL BUNDLE OF TWIGS WITH VELVET RIBBON AND PLACE IT NEXT TO A LAMP OR CANDLE. THE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS. 

ACCENT WITH GOLD, BRONZE, OR COPPER

ALTHOUGH STUNNING IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, SILVER AND STAINLESS STEEL EMANATE A MUCH COOLER FEELING THAN THEIR WARMER COUNTERPARTS. REPLACING HARDWARE, PULLS, AND CANDLESTICKS WITH GOLD, BRONZE, OR COPPER OPTIONS CAN INSTANTLY TRANSFORM YOUR ROOM. 

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