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14 Winter Home Decor Ideas to Easily Cozy-ify Your Space

We hate to admit it—but cold weather is fast approaching. Fall has already seeped into our homes, and winter will be fast at its heels! While we may not feel ready for a long winter—we have to say, winter home decor can be pretty cozy.

Just think of it: basking in the glow of flickering candles and roaring fires, hanging garlands of greenery that leave the scent of evergreens in the air, getting cozy beneath knit blankets and fuzzy sheepskin throws with a good book and a steaming mug of hot cocoa in your hands. It makes winter sound pretty dreamy, right? And it all goes to show that winter decorating doesn’t have to be complicated. Simple but impactful is what we’re all about!

If you’re the type to update your decor seasonally and want your home to feel extra cozy this winter, check out our round-up of winter home decor tips!

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A Note on Holiday Decor…

We’re here to remind you that winter home decor doesn’t have to mean holiday or Christmas decor. (After all, for most people fall decor doesn’t mean Halloween decor! So why does winter decor have to be synonymous with Christmas decorations??) Winter is much more than Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years Eve. So, there’s no need to decorate exclusively for one or two of those holidays.

We’re of the belief that you can set the tone with winter decor, then layer in holiday decor as desired. And when the holidays are over, you can remove the holiday decor and still have perfectly cozy winter decor for the rest of the season!

However, if you like to go all-out for the holidays, you can always start with holiday decor, then transition your decor post-holidays! In that case, you may also want to check out our holiday decorating tips!

Ok, now onto the good stuff. Here are our designers’ top 14 winter decorating ideas to inspire you as you get your own home ready for winter!

Adding a wreath to your decor  is the easiet way to add some wintery charm.

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1. Hang a Wintery Wreath

Looking for easy winter decorating ideas? Hang a wintery wreath on your front door, over a mirror, above your fireplace, or on a blank wall within your home. A wreath of simple greenery (like pine, boxwood, magnolia leaves, or eucalyptus), pinecones, or berries looks good all winter long and adds an extra layer of texture to your space. They’re one of our favorite winter decorations!

2. Add Plaid Decor

There’s something about a plaid pattern that feels undeniably wintery, adding visual warmth and cozy vibes to any space. So, add plaid touches through textiles like pillows, throws, curtains, table linens, and bedding. A plaid pattern can be found on just about any material—but it feels extra cozy if it’s made of flannel!

Adding a bit of wintery greeney to this entry space is enough to  transition this space to the colder months.

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3. Switch out Flowers for Winter Greenery

While we love a vase of fresh flowers, in the winter we prefer to swap out our flowers and fall foliage for winter greenery, like pine branches, eucalyptus, and even red berries. (Ok, those aren’t greenery—they’re red! But they’re very wintery.) Greenery like this tends to be simple and cost-effective, while adding instant texture to a tabletop arrangement. Simply collect some pine boughs—either from your own yard or from your local garden center—place them in a vase, and viola! You have a beautiful wintery arrangement.

4. Use Natural Materials in Your Decor

A great way to bring textural warmth into your home for the winter is by using natural materials in your home’s decor. And we’re not just talking jute rugs or seagrass baskets. Consider filling decorative objects like baskets, bowls, lanterns, and cloches with foraged natural items like acorns, pinecones, birch branches, and winter berries. This brings winter’s natural elements inside and adds color, texture, and rustic touches to your home’s decor.

Designer Tip: If you have kids or pets, skip the winter berries or just go for a faux arrangement, as these berries are toxic if ingested!

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garlands bring a holiday flare to this mantle while also showing off its architectural details

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5. Highlight Architectural Details with Evergreen Garlands

Another simple-but-impactful winter decor idea? Garlands. Garlands of winter greenery can help highlight architectural details in a space—like a doorway arch, a fireplace mantel, or a staircase railing. This fills your home with texture, color, and subtle scents beyond just tabletop decor. It also brings life to your home in a season that can feel bleak!

layered lighting adds wintery hygge flare to this dining room

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6. Create Layered Lighting with Candles

If you read our lighting buying guide, you know that layered lighting is important year-round. But throughout the winter, we love to be more intentional about lighting candles. They add a cozy ambience and that hygge feeling when the days are short and dark. And if you like scented candles, they can also add to the sensory experience of a room! So, sprinkle candles throughout your home—whether real or of the battery-operated flameless variety—for cozy, layered lighting all winter long.

candles bring and garland bring cozy winter vibes to this moody mantle

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7. Use Candles as Tabletop and Mantle Decor, Too

Candles not only create layered lighting in a room—they can also be used as winter decorations on a tabletop or mantle to help winterize your space! We love brass candle holders to bring some visual warmth into a room—but you can also place candles in vases or hurricanes, put them on wooden platters, or scatter them across your mantle!

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8. Add Extra Layers to Your Bed

Keep yourself extra warm and cozy at night by adding extra layers of bedding. And use these layers as a small nod to winter decor! This is a great time to swap out a lightweight duvet for something heavier. But you could also pile on a quilt, an extra comforter, or throw blankets! These extra layers will give your bedroom an extra cozy vibe while keeping you at a comfortable temperature all winter long!

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9. Drape a Knit Throw Blanket Over a Chair or Sofa

It’s always good to have blankets around in the winter, so you can cozy up when chatting, watching TV, or reading. And the best types of blankets to have lying around? A warm, chunky knit throw! Drape some over a chair or sofa, or keep a few in a basket in the corner. Chunky knits add extra warmth when you want to snuggle up, while adding visual texture and a sense of coziness to your home.

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10. Pile on Pillows with Texture

More winter decor ideas we love? Texture—especially in pillows. Pillows with texture add visual interest and coziness to a sofa or chair, which is something we can all use a little more of in the winter! Simply swap out your summer pillows—which tend to be lighter, with linen or cotton covers. Instead, bring in chunky knits, luxurious velvets, wool weaves, and perhaps some faux fur! Any and all of these textures will add instant comfort for cold days and nights and will hopefully entice you to relax!

Hygge style living room with cozy winter decor

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11. Add a Sheepskin Rug

A sheepskin rug adds warmth to your feet and screams winter wonderland. They add a layer of warmth for practical insulation and bring texture and softness to a space. And they’re not just for the floor! If you get a smaller sheepskin, you can drape it over the back of a chair or on the seat of a bench.

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12. Make a Hot Drink Station

During the winter, we love to create a special place just for making wintery drinks like hot chocolate! If you have a coffee nook, you can just layer in ingredients for a hot cocoa station, complete with fun with little jars for toppings and an assortment of wintery mugs! And if you don’t have a pre-existing coffee nook, all you have to do is gather these elements onto a tray and place it wherever is most convenient.

We love a hot drink station as a winter decorating idea, because it’s both practical and festive! You probably make hot drinks a lot in the winter, so it makes sense to have everything gathered in one space! And it’s fun for kids and can add a playful wintery touch to a bar cart, buffet, or kitchen counter.

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13. Bring in Touches of Silver

Silver is a classic winter color. It has the quality of sparkly, freshly fallen snow, and it can also add some class to a tabletop or wall decor. Bring touches of silver into your decor through vases, bowls, and candle holders. You could even bring in a larger moment of silver by swapping wall art out with a large silver-framed mirror! Whether you choose big or small moments, you’ll love the way silver finishes will add sparkle to your space while also making it feel distinctively wintery.

14. Use Deep Blue Hues

A deep blue hue adds richness and sophistication to any space, making it a perfect addition to your winter decor. It feels wintery in its boldness and cool tones, while adding a nice pop of color to your home when outside your window things feel dreary and dull! Other wintery hues you could use instead? A deep pine green or dark cranberry red.

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Home Tour: A Cozy Cabin Full of Charming Boho Style

We may not be traveling for the holidays this year, but that doesn’t mean we can mentally escape somewhere new! Today, join us for another installment of our Modsy home tours series, where we’ll be digging into a beautiful home we’ve dreamed up. We’ve always been fans of Boho interior design, with its use of natural textures, fun colors, and patterns. So, today we’re exploring a home designed with a winter-inspired take on Boho design that feels cozy yet seasonally timeless.

But first: What is boho style, exactly? This carefree, eclectic style is a colorful look with global influences. It features layers of natural textures in both the furniture and decor, as well as a fun mix of patterns and colors. But there’s not just one way to do it as you’ll discover if you click over to our ultimate guide to Bohemian style.

While many people might connect Bohemian interior design with the spring and summer months, it truly is a style that you can embrace year-round. However, there are certain color and decor shifts you might want to make for this style to feel seasonally appropriate—as we’ll show you today.

Ready to see these Boho design ideas in action? Keep reading for the full home tour!

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Boho Living Room

This boho living room features lots of layers, for a space that feels inviting and cozy. Plush accents like velvet pouf and faux fur pillow add lots of coziness. And, while the velvet chesterfield sofa feels classic, with eclectic pairings it meshes well in this Boho space. We’re imagining this home in winter—so of course, we included a Christmas tree! Bonus: Sans ornaments and lights, this tree can even be kept for a while post-New Years.

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Think in layers. Layered textiles are a great way to up the eclectic nature of this style and bring in some extra winter coziness. Here, we started with layered rugs; jute is a practical choice under a kilim-style woven rug. We also did a lot of layering with the bohemian decor and brought in more cozy layers through pillows and throws. Even the furniture is layered—with the carved wood coffee table nesting well with the Scandi-inspired footrest.

Incorporate woven elements. Woven furniture and decor are integral parts of a Boho home. In this room, we brought in woven elements through a macrame garland and wall hanging on and above the mantle, a hanging rattan chair, a pendant light, a jute rug, and a woven jute stool. All of these add texture and natural elements to the space, driving home the Boho style.

Balance neutrals with rich hues. Colors help play up the eclectic foundation of the Boho style. In this winter-inspired space, we opted for rich hues of ochre, mossy green, and a dark charcoal wall. With all of the natural materials used in this space, these saturated colors bring richness, depth, and coziness to the space.

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Stylist Tip: You may not naturally think of including a hanging chair in a living room—it’s probably a piece of furniture you’d think of more for a porch or perhaps a teen’s room. However, it adds a playful element to this living room. And, when hung opposite the hanging pendant light over the sofa, the whole arrangement feels balanced.

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Boho Mantel

This mantel is very boho chic—the perfect focal point of a boho living room. By painting the mantel and the surrounding wall in a dark charcoal, we’re bringing some major contrast into this living room. Candles instead of firewood add a funky and cozy element to this arrangement, while sprigs of greenery add an earthy feel to the design. Macrame is a subtle way to add a wintery element to the decor, but it also ties in with the woven textures seen throughout the Boho design of this space.

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Boho Bedroom

When it comes to bohemian bedroom ideas, it’s all about incorporating lots of layers and textures. An easy way to do this in a Boho bedroom is through textiles and bedding. We love how the patterns on the pillows have a modern and geometric feel, which complement rather than clash with the geometry found in the bedspread. Aside from all the layering in the textiles, the layers on the nightstand add an eclectic and collected feel that’s often seen in bohemian bedroom decor. And a color palette that feels fun but grounded is a perfect way to help bring this space to life. A sleek teak wood platform bed allows the fabric and other textures in this space to be the star of the room.

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The Key Elements

Pick an earthy color palette. Muted green and pops of earth tones like brown and whites add a grounded and earthy feel to this boho bedroom. But don’t stop there; add a pop of something fun! The red-orange color used in this bedroom adds contrast to the muted, earthy palette and brings in some boho eclectic flair.

Play up the textures. Boho spaces are always really layered and texture-filled. But in the wintertime, turn it up a notch. Bring in textures through natural materials; we did this with eucalyptus sprigs and pampas grass stems, as well as a jute pour. The shiplap wall adds some nice texture to the space, as does the macrame wall hanging. And the hide rug layered over the woven wool rug adds additional depth and dimension to the space. Baskets add some practical storage to the bohemian bedroom decor, while the woven pattern adds more visual depth.

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Add some contrast. To give this space a modern bohemian edge, we wanted to add in some contrast to the earthy color palette. This rattan chair adds that contrast we’re looking for with its black frame and white cushion. Rattan and woven chairs are inherently boho and eclectic, and this particular chair feels like an edgy version of that style.

Have some fun. When it comes to bohemian bedroom style, we love bringing in some playful elements. Here, we did that with pom curtains and tasseled pillows!

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Boho Dining Room

This Boho dining room has a year-round appeal. But we brought in some cozy, wintery elements which offer some seasonal appeal. This casual dining space is created with a rustic, light wood dining table, classic Mid-Century Modern wishbone chairs, and a leather bench. These pieces of key furniture are supported by woven elements that drive home that Boho style.

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The Key Elements:

Create a collected vibe. An eclectic nature is at the heart of Boho style. The colorful, vintage-inspired rug sets the tone for this space, giving this boho room a collected feel. A mix of textures throughout further supports this vibe.

Bring in cozy elements. What takes this dining room design into winter? Cozy touches. The layered sheepskin rug is a great addition for cold-weather months, adding some major coziness to this space. A velvet pillow backrest is also a great way to bring some cozy texture into this dining room. Pine sprigs add a sweet seasonal element to the space.

 

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Boho Home Office

This light-filled home office is brimming with Boho style. It’s the perfect casual space to work from home. While the whole layout leans a bit minimalist, we brought in some fun personality through the rug and wall decor.

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The Key Elements:

Start with the basics. Two office necessities? A desk and chair. The simple writing desk with tapered legs has a modern rustic touch. But the sculptural rattan office chair brings in some major personality, adding a fun modern bohemian touch to this space. The addition of a small cabinet on the nearby wall brings in some practical storage.

Add a personal touch. Floating shelves offer the perfect place to display quirky accents, plants, and books. Wall baskets bring in a global-inspired, collected element and add color and pattern to this more minimalist space.

Bring in some warmth. We mean this visually and literally. Especially in the winter months, you want to keep your toes warm. So, a rug underneath the desk brings plush comfort and warmth to a tiled room. But the colors and patterns also bring in some visual warmth! Some touches of greenery bring life and warmth to the space as well.

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3 Cozy Bedrooms We Want To Hibernate In All Winter Long

cozy bedroom ideasIt’s almost full-on sweater weather, so you know what that means. We’re turning in and getting our home ready for total hibernation mode. And where better to start than with the bedroom. It’s the most intimate space in the home and, if you’re like us, you’ll likely want to be spending more time curled up in bed as the days get shorter. All the more reason to make this the coziest room in your home.

To get you inspired to warm up your bedroom, we’ve pulled together these three cozy bedroom ideas, from classic to boho, that are big on comfort. Read on and get ready to winterize your bedroom with these ideas!

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #1: The Mid-Century Wonderland

If you’re wondering what we mean when we say “warm modernism,” this bedroom is it. Mid-century designs are the core pieces here with their clean lines and warm woods. Mix them with graphic patterns and bold visuals, and you’ll have a bedroom that’s crisp, cool, but totally cozy and inviting.

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A pop of pattern. Plaid is a great option since it’s graphic and reminds us of winter and warm log cabins. A plaid rug and pillows are sure to bring in the warm fuzzy feeling you need to balance out the furniture. Then mix in other patterns for an even cozier feeling.

Warm wood tones. Choose furniture and designs made with warm-toned woods to give your bedroom a welcoming feeling. Acorn woods can instantly warm up any space with a cozy atmosphere, while natural wood grains will add visual texture.

Mural backdrop. Go for a textural art piece, like this oversized mural of a forest, which brings the outdoors in and makes for a visually backdrop in a cozy bedroom. The engraving is a little unexpected and has an antique feel that conjures up a dreamy look.

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A bedroom that has cool tones and streamlined pieces but still feels warm and welcoming.

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #2: The Classic Cocoon

There’s a reason traditional style bedrooms with all their classic trappings are tried-and-true. In the winter, the perfect mix of classic furnishings and accents can create a sumptuous retreat and make your bedroom feel like a cozy cocoon. Get ready for those luxe textures and layers!

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The Essentials:

Upholstered headboard. It doesn’t get any cozier than a padded headboard. Go for one with wings on the sides or try tufted options, both of which add a classic look. They’re our ultimate go-to for warming up a winter bedroom with a plush look. Not to mention, it’ll give you lots of support for leaning back in bed with a book at night.

Layers of textiles. Pile on the pillows, throws, and even a sheepskin. The more layers, the cozier your bedroom, naturally. If you’re not sure where to start, the sheepskin is one of our favorite cozy bedroom ideas since it adds the softest texture and can go anywhere in your space. Try one on a bench at the foot of your bed, draped over an armchair, or even on the floor by your bed for a cozy landing when you step out of bed in the morning.

Traditional rug. There’s something about a rug with a traditional pattern that instantly cozies up a room. Consider a vintage-style rug with an Oriental pattern or go with one that’s a little faded and washed-out for a subtle touch that adds tons of warmth to your floors.

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An elegant space that feels decorated and inspires you to spend time in, morning and night.

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #3: The Bohemian Hideaway

Part glam, part eclectic, this bedroom is our idea of the perfect bohemian winter escape. There are luxurious textures mixed with pretty accent pieces, warm neutrals, and a vibrant array of plants and greenery. It’s the perfect combination of calm, comfort, and chic style.

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The Essentials:

Dark wall color. Nothing dials up the cozy in a bedroom like a dark-wall color. It creates an intimate and enveloping atmosphere that makes you want to snuggle up in bed all-day. If you’re looking to go big on cozy hibernating vibes, don’t hesitate!

Natural textures. Whether it’s a hint of warm raw wood or a chunky wool knit throw, or a handwoven wall hanging, you want to bring in natural textures that add depth and coziness to your space. Think linen, live-edge woods for a rustic pop and then even some velvet and leather for a bit of luxe contrast. Texture for days.

Gold and brass accents. It goes without saying that the right about of metallic accents can go a long way in the bedroom. Instead of silver or black, opt for warm metals, like gold and brass. They’ll lend the perfect cozy glimmer to your space.

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That blend of relaxing and glam style in your bedroom.

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