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  • Decorate, Don’t Hibernate: Tips for the Winter Season

    By: Ty Pennington

    Winter DecorOkay folks, just because the weather is cooling down and the days are growing shorter, doesn’t mean your home should stay in the dark too. Here are a few quick and simple ideas for making your place warmer, brighter and a whole lot cozier for the winter season. Get comfy and keep reading. 

    Seize windows of opportunity by hanging thick, floor-length drapes to help keep the drafts out.

    Protect the floor around your fireplace by installing a tiled hearth. With so many tile styles to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect match for your home.

    Bring the outdoors into your home by adding pinecones, winterberries, birch logs and other natural elements into your seasonal décor.  You can also repurpose you favorite outdoor pieces as indoor reminders of sunny days to come. 

    Adding a pop of vibrant color is one way to avoid the winter blues, so make use of table space and top them with seasonal arrangements.

    Cover cold, bare floors with plush area rugs to keep your feet warm. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.

    Cozy up your linens with warmer colors like toasty brown. Adding an extra layer at the foot of the bed will come in handy for thoseextra cold nights. Plaid throws and cable-knits are great accents for the entire home too, so make sure to leave some room for them.

    Let the sunshine in by hanging mirrors across from glass doors and windows. This will maximize the natural light now that daylight is at a premium.

    Speaking of light, light the way home with solar-powered lanterns along your walkway. There’s no hardwiring required, but if you don’t get enough sunlight, look for landscape lights with energy-saving LED batteries.

    Install a row of wooden pegs or hooks on the back of a door or empty wall to make room for those winter jackets and scarves.

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    Dec 12 2013