Winter Time Warmth And Beauty

Now that Christmas is over, what do you do about decorations?  What do you do to make your home inviting and warm?

My friend Linda asked about that over in the CHK Facebook Group the other day.  She got lots of ideas from our members!   Here are few of those ideas and some of my own.

candle bath

I think its important to create warmth and beauty in our homes. It makes us happy to come home and happy to dwell there, especially when the weather outside is cold and dreary. The best way to do that is to declutter. Get rid of stuff and organize your belongings.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how great this will make you feel!

There are lots of articles here at CHK about decluttering every room of your house, just do a quick search of declutter and you’ll see what I mean.

It helps to give your home a change after the busy holiday season by putting away at least some of the Christmas clutter.  The newly found open space gives a clean, fresh feel to a home.

Stick with white and one other color for the winter months if you can. It will help maintain that clean, open look and feel. Winter tends to feel cluttery and crowded anyway what with everyone stuck indoors and blankets and coats and boots hanging around. Its pretty easy to use greenery this time of year and leftover green from Christmas decor works nicely.

Place an arrangement of candles on your dining table and other other clean, cleared off surfaces to bring cheer and warmth. A well-placed blanket or afghan looks nice and offers warmth too.

Consider having meals in front of the fire place if you have one. Even if you don’t, you can set the coffee table like a dining table with candles and a cloth and have a cozy family meal.

Another quick thing you can do to give new life to your home is to rearrange the furniture. You’d be surprised how fresh and new a room feels after some of the furniture is moved around.If you have lots of energy, consider painting your family room a fresh new color.

A simple bowl of greenery and pinecones is lovely on a table. And if you have silver or white ornaments from Christmas, they are very pretty in a glass bowl for the winter.

greenery

What are some ways you bring warmth and beauty to your home in the winter time?

About Sylvia

Sylvia is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper Network website and ministry. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee. They are the parents of 5 children and grandparents to three so far. They have homeschooled since 1990. Sylvia is a Christian and enjoys mentoring women, writing articles for several magazines, gardening, Bible study and creating a peaceful holy home. Follow Sylvia on Google+ or check out her 21st Century HomeKeeper podcasts on the Preparedness Radio Network.
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6 Responses to Winter Time Warmth And Beauty

  1. Carmela Webb says:

    Change out the large Christmas tree to a small one. We’ve used crocheted snowflakes and small hearts to decorate. A few snowmen around and candles. All things winter move s on by early March. Then comes the big cleaning!!: )

  2. Jamie says:

    I really appreciate these ideas. I’ve been praying about how to create a cozy, warm feeling home. Thankyou! I’m also still in the process of decluttering and will be checking out the information you have. So helpful. 🙂

    • Sylvia says:

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jamie. I hope you’ll come and share what you decide to do to create a cozy home! 🙂

      • Jamie says:

        Thanks! I will try as soon as possible. It will most likely have to be sometime in the future, as we are in the process of moving and I’m a new Mom! I kind of feel like everything is hitting me at once, but once things get settled down, I definitely hope to begin implementing some ideas and would love to share. Until then, I’m just letting the ideas collect. It will be nice to settle down!