2014 Winter Décor Trend: Winter White

Country Style Rugs at Pipers ClassicsThe vibrant reds and greens of the Christmas holiday are behind us. With several months of winter remaining, many people are looking for winter decorating ideas that reflect the chill outdoors, yet bring cozy warmth indoors.

No matter how you feel about snow, you may find that decorating your home in snow-white winter tones is the perfect solution to the mid-winter décor blues. By layering-in soft neutrals to walls and furniture (such as creams, light greys, and soft taupe), decorating your home in white can give it a comfortable, cozy backdrop for personalized elements that add color and pizazz to the space.

Tips for decorating with white:

  • Texture: Adding color and texture to a white space with pillows, throws, quilts, rugs, and other decorative elements will enhance the space and create a welcoming feeling for your family and your guests.

To easily achieve texture for your furniture, consider a classic white slipcover for your sofa. Granted, white can be scary for a sofa that you want to actually sit on, but remember, with a slipcover, your choice is temporary – and washable. Purchase a slipcover that can be removed and cleaned, but be sure that you follow the manufacturer’s directions.

  • Natural elements: The best way to enliven a winter space is to scatter natural elements throughout your home. One economical way to achieve this is to bring bits from the outside indoors. In warm weather areas, boughs of magnolia, for example, last for a very long time. In colder areas, pine greenery creates a lovely decorative item. Combine greenery with snow-white ranunculus (a frost-hardy, cool-season perennial) for a beautiful and fragrant focal piece for a coffee table or mantle.

Country Home Decor: Cardinal on PineconeDecorate greenery with a winter favorite…the brilliant cardinal! Enjoy bringing nature into your home with this muted red-toned Cardinal on a Pinecone.

  • Candlelight: Nothing adds warmth and charm to a winter scape more than twinkling light. Although candles are a natural choice, open flame may not be the best choice for homes with small children, or those for whom fragrance and smoke from a candle is objectionable. Electric candles are an excellent substitute. Piper Classics offers a variety of electric candle lights and battery operated candles that can blend into any décor.

Baby, it’s cold outside, but there’s no need for this to be reflected inside your home. Piper Classics offers classic country home decor, primitive decor, farmhouse decor, and unique home decorating in the most abundant collection online.