Nothing gets you excited about staying home like the anticipation of the holiday season. Warm fires, cozy blankets, a lit-up Christmas tree… Mmm, makes you want some hot chocolate, doesn’t it? If your home isn’t quite ready for the sort of holiday relaxing you’re looking forward to, it can be hard to enjoy the season as much as you want to. Here are some of our favorite ideas for sprucing up your home before winter comes knocking.
Update Your Kitchen Lighting
Nothing makes a home feel cozier than the right light fixtures. This holiday season, consider updating the lighting in your home. In the kitchen, add under-cabinet light to make the room feel warm while adding some practical brightness. Toe-kick lights are a growing trend in kitchens, too. These are LED strips added to the base of kitchen cabinets, perfect for a night light. Recessed lighting is popular for kitchen ceilings, as it’s a subtle way to light up the room without dominating the space in terms of style. Adding a dimmer switch to any of the above options is the best way to make your kitchen feel warm for the holiday season; nothing ruins a cozy atmosphere like harsh lighting, and dimmer switches give you the most control.
Show Your Fireplace Some Love
Your fireplace is likely the focal point of whatever room it’s in. As such, give it its due! A great DIY addition to any fireplace is a floating wood mantel. A floating mantel draws the eye but doesn’t dominate the overall look of the fireplace, and it is a pretty easy build. Another great option for your home is to install your TV above the fireplace for a cohesive, modern look. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, make sure to schedule a chimney sweep to keep your home safe every time you light a cozy fire!
Add a Wallpaper Accent to Your Master Bedroom
Homeowners often overlook their master bedroom when planning quick renovations for their home. After all, it’s more fun to upgrade the parts of your home that guest spend time in! But before the holidays this year, consider updating your master bedroom as a way to unwind in the cooler weather. Adding wallpaper to the wall behind your bed creates a new focal point and adds interest to the room, while making the room feel more unique and tailored to you. Textured wallpaper goes the extra mile and gives the wall added dimension without going over-the-top.
Upgrade Your Entryway
It’s easy to let clutter get the best of your entryway in winter, with everyone leaving coats and boots laying around. Upgrade your storage this season and add a storage bench with coat hooks for everyone in the family. If you’re short on space, add a small console table as a catch-all for everyone to drop things as they come in.
Add Enclosed Blinds to Your Front or Back Door
If an entryway in your home lacks privacy because of a glass door, consider adding some of Zabitat’s favorite enclosed blinds to the door. Enclosed blinds provide you with the power to control your privacy and the amount of light you’re getting. Follow along with our installation video to do it yourself and flex that DIY muscle of yours!