Creating a Lovely Winter Wonderland
It’s almost time to break out the wool coats and open up the fireplace again. Winter is a wonderful time of year filled with fun holidays, family gatherings, gorgeous decorations and all the turkey you could ever eat. During these chilly times it’s important to keep your home feeling warm and looking beautiful on the inside and out. Here are a few lighting tips to create your very own winter wonderland.
Light Up Your Non-Working Fireplace
So, your fireplace doesn’t work, or it’s just not cold enough to light up yet. That doesn’t mean youcan’t still have a little fireplace fun with lights. Try getting creative using mini Christmas lights or LED Christmas light strings to decoratively drape over wooden logs. If you have a fireplace with gas logs this can also work. Choose lights that best accentuate your home to create acomfortable and therapeutic atmosphere. Using clear lights will work with almost any color scheme in your home, but if you’re interested in getting a little more creative, try using colored or multi-color mini lights. This would add just the right amount of pop for your next Christmas shindig.
Use Lanterns for Flair
Hanging lanterns produce a certain old world charm. Not only do they provide a great source of light, they can also accentuate the inner or outer ambience of your home. Consider using a battery operated lantern which gives you more control over the light emitted since many come with built in timers. Try a couple out in the kitchen for extra lighting while preparing a batch of hot apple cider. Brighten the pathway to your home; using a few lanterns to decorate the walkway to your front door. You may also want to focus on the bedroom to create an inviting and snug atmosphere.
Hula Hoop Chandelier
Chandeliers are excellent for livening up any room providing it with a touch of glamour or pizzazz. And of course nothing says winter wonderland like icicle lights. Get extra crafty by creating your own enchanting chandelier using a few items. Purchase a large hula hoop, clear or white icicle lights and ceiling fan hooks for your chandelier. If you’re interested in adding an extra touch to your chandelier, try wrapping the hula hoop in plastic vines or plastic flowers. Another variation of the chandelier is using a grapevine wreath. This type of wreath is usually made using grapevine branches. The wreath offers a more rustic and wintry look depending on how many strings of icicle lights you decide to use.
Twine Lampshades in the Kitchen
Great things happen in the kitchen during winter. Plenty of time may be spent preparing decadent dinners, or laughing and entertaining around the kitchen table or dining room. Accentuate one of your liveliest spaces this winter with twine lampshades. These lampshades are simple to make, and they look especially beautiful over decorative antique light bulbs. You may also consider filling the twine shades with battery operated string lights to use for accent pieces throughout your home. Whether you want to create a sense of serenity or fun in your home this winter, lighting is vital to the ambiance.
Hopefully you've learned a few new tips to add a little enchantment to your home this winter. Remember, just because the weather is turning frightful, it doesn't mean your home can’t be delightful! Hey guys, did we miss something, do you have any tips on creating a Winter Wonderland? You know the drill! Leave a comment or drop us a line at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linked In, Instagram or Pinterest.