So, we are almost approaching March but somehow winter has its grips on us still. With that being said we wanted to bring you a few different ideas to help you embrace the cold weather for a cozy approach that is still versatile but with a touch of vintage. Here are 10 ways you can add a cozy vintage style to your home during the chilly, winter days.
Take it outside
If you have an outdoor deck, patio or even simple outdoor seating, take your vintage cozy style outdoors. Add a combination of classic prints and patterns and mix it with winter fabrics. Furthermore, add timeless neutral hues such as gray, black, blues, and charcoal to bring that definitive appeal.
Bringing a patterned rug to a room helps bring charm in a cozy, almost masculine manner without being harsh or over the top. We love the idea of a checked rug in richer, darker hues in order to provide a beautiful contrast between what you currently have as décor and what pieces you bring in.
Add some Greenery
When you first think of greenery your first thought might be “summer;” however, not this time. This time you want to bring dark green winter shades in the room, for an almost holiday feel without the classic Christmas decor. Think of the modern way of embracing plants and nature directly in your home.
Think of metals, and more metals, there is something about metals that adds a vintage twist to your home in a unique kind of way. This is particularly true when you are working with oversized metallics. The bigger the metallic bits the more eye-catching it will feel.
Cozy up your chairs
If you have simple chairs as part of your living room or your dining room add a cozy touch to them by having a throw blanket draped on the back or a faux fur rug. Either of these will bring that lux feel while still being useful and appealing to the room.
We could not make a guide on adding cozy, vintage touches to your home without having a rustic accent added in. There is something very warming and classic about rustic décor. Add wooden bits, vintage light fixtures, or even a bench for that rustic feel that intertwines seamlessly in your current décor. Additionally, if you do add a bench this can double up as a picnic space during the warmer months.
When in doubt, seek a neutral color palette. Not only do neutrals work exceptionally well with the rest of your décor but they add a hint of something extra to the room. Insert darker nudes for that rich feel that is simple and monochromatic with hints of vintage.
Cozy décor calls for warmer lighting, plus let’s face it when you are working on adding an extra dose of coziness to a room you want to have that warmness come through from all angles. This can easily be achieved by changing up your light fixtures and light bulbs to less bright ones. Furthermore, you want to consider going for bolder light fixtures for an elegant attempt.
Add more Décor
Yes! You read that correctly, adding more décor to a room can truly make it feel cozier and more put together. There is something about having an abundance of décor that brings that classic vintage approach to any room you might have.
Keep it Dark
If you are ever in doubt of how to add a warming effect to a room, keep your color palette on the darker side. The dark colors, add an edgy charm that is still quite vintage in its own righteous manner. To break down the color wave a tiny bit, add accents of white, beige or light gray to bring it all together while still remaining in the same palette.
How do you add a cozy twist to your home? Share with us your ideas below.