Well here we are smack dab in the middle of winter. I personally think we’re having a beautiful winter…a lot of snow, some sun, some cold days, some very cold days, some spring like days. But it’s still winter, and our winters can be tough…verrrrrrrry long and at times verrrrrrrrry dreary.
So for me, it’s important to keep busy, and keep things pretty…you have to when our winter can last into late May. And I don’t want to pretend that it’s not winter here either. I want to embrace it. All of it. The snow, the ice, the cold, the skating, the tobogganing, the slush, the grey, the sunshine.
Winter in Canada.
Embrace it I am. And that includes indoors. It’s not spring outside, so it’s not spring inside. I brought winter indoors. Actually when you think about it, the colours of winter are beautiful: the whites, silvers, blues, beiges. Beautiful.
So come on in and embrace winter with me!
Starting with my winter mantel.
My mantel is very neutral and simple, which for me is just perfect.
It’s so similar to my mantels from last winter and the one before, but with a few minor changes…
Sometimes when you find something you like, there’s just no need to stress and try to come up with something new!
I gathered items from around my home that I already had, and put together my mantel to reflect the season.
Snowy white fir trees, snow dusted pine cones.
And candles. Lots and lots of candles. I think one of the most beautiful things in life are candles burning. So soothing, so romantic, so pretty!
This winter I filled them part way with epsom salts to mimic snow, then added a pillar candle. Simple and gorgeous!
Here’s how things look all put together.
I’ve been asked a few times about these baskets, so I thought I’d throw them in here and explain them a bit. I bought them at Ikea to fill some open space on my fireplace book shelves. I love these shelving units with all my heart! And I don’t want to fill them up with a bunch of mis-matchy stuff…that’s just not my style. These baskets add a nice element of texture, while at the same time provide some extra storage holding all of our DVD’s.
And because they’re neutral, they work for all seasons.
And have to keep cozy blankets on hand!
Our nights are chiiiiiillllly! I store them in a box right near our couch.
This winter I filled it with tiny pine cones, glass rocks that remind me of ice, and my favourite books and seasonal magazines.
And more candles! I love these tumblers from glass.ful. The blues are perfect shades of winter!
Here’s a view of our living room all decorated for winter. Blues, beiges, and a nice little pop of sunshine.
We enjoy this space and find it very soothing all year round, but it’s especially cozy in the winter.
So that’s our cozy winter living room!
I hope you enjoyed your visit here.
Have an inspired day!