When decorating your Colorado home, winter design elements can carry throughout the year! With a simple base and strategic pieces, you can easily incorporate Colorado inspired decor perfect for the holidays and beyond.
There’s a good reason many designers advise homeowners to keep large pieces classic and neutral. Having a neutral base makes it easier to swap out accessories and colors based on the season. Choose a cool color palette or vibrant hot colors for summer. When the white winter season hits, you can easily swap for warmer and cozier tones. Think golds, pumpkins, coppers, warm oranges, rich royals, purples, and even chocolates.
As temperatures dip, arrange your furniture to face a fireplace or the center of the room. This arrangement can create a natural gathering spot and improve feng shui in the room. To make your furniture feel extra cozy, add pillows and throw blankets in
Upgrade your Fireplace
Consider upgrading or updating an old fireplace. If you don’t want to mess with burning logs, try large pine scented candles or gel fuels which burn for a couple of hours and have crackle sounds. Even a small flame can make
Layer area rugs to add to plushness and coziness underfoot. Rugs can also help keep the temperature up so your room actually feels warmer. Add drapery to cut out drafts, but open up to let sunlight in during the day.
Check out Colorado antique stores for vintage skis, snowshoes, ice skates, or sleds to use as wall décor. Winter sports equipment is a simple way to add a touch of Colorado flair. Consider using
Originally published December 1, 2016 — Updated December 17, 2019