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As we approach the new season, it’s a great time to start thinking about cool winter décor ideas for your home.

It seems like only yesterday we were sprucing up our living rooms with pumpkins, throws and autumn décor. Yet, here we are in mid-November, trying to navigate Coronavirus induced restrictions, wondering if we’ll be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

If our festive plans have to change, and we’re spending more time indoors, we’ll want our homes looking tip-top with beautiful winter décor.

Eastbank winter decor

Your house doesn’t need to be a full-on Santa’s grotto but we all need a little sparkle in our lives right now.

Let us share some tips on how to dress your home with seasonal décor touches – creating a cosy and stylish cocoon for the chilly nights ahead.

You’ll love these gorgeous winter décor ideas.

Branch Out

An easy way to add a decorative, wintry accent to your home is to introduce nature-inspired accessories. Nothing says winter style like a sprig of mistletoe, an arrangement of evergreen and eucalyptus, or a bowl of pinecones displayed on your mantelpiece or hearth. If you don’t have a fireplace, these seasonal trimmings can look fabulous as a table centrepiece too. Or deck your hall with a festive wreath entwined with beautiful winter foliage – perhaps with a sprinkling of holly or conifer. Pine cones and twinkly lights look great on garlands too. If you want to glam it up, you can always spray them with a touch of gold or silver metallic paint. It’s amazing how simple embellishments can bring your winter décor to life without spending too much money.

However, if you’d prefer a ready-made, off the shelf version, check out the Long Pinecones and Stars Light Garland from notonthehighstreet.com

It’s a beauty.

Long Pinecones And Stars Light Garland £28.80 notonthehighstreet.jpg

Image supplied courtesy of Not On The High Street

Log In

Another winter décor trick is to add some logs as a home accessory. These look great piled up in a rack next to your fireplace if you have one. If you don’t have a fireplace hearth or a log burner, that’s ok too. All you need to do is buy a lovely, decorative basket and place some logs in it by the side of your chair or at the window. Simple but effective.

Christmas logs by a fireplace Eastbank

Aroma Therapy

Winter scents are a feast for the senses, and at this time of year, you have the pick of some of the most aromatic smells. Think cinnamon, mulled wine, spiced apple and you get the picture. Candles, diffusers and wax melt burners are all readily available and easy to use.  These scents are so inviting and instantly reminiscent of Christmas.

The White Company Winter Signature Candle

Try out The White Company ‘Winter’ range which features a candle and matching diffuser with scent notes of cinnamon, clove and orange. There’s also a room spray in this collection if you prefer an instant spritz.

The White Company Winter candle and fragrance range

The same items also come in ‘Fir Tree’ which boasts scent notes of eucalyptus, pine and cedar to create that perfect winter aroma in your home.

The White Company Fir Tree candle

Images supplied courtesy of The White Company

Silent Night

There’s nothing more decadent than an early night or a long, lazy morning spent under the covers. There is some stunning bed linen you could introduce to your boudoir this season. New bedding is a must-have on your winter décor wish-list. Crisp cotton sheets and duvet covers as pure as the winter snow are sure to create a cool bedroom ambience.

Take a look at the beautiful bed linen from The White Company. These sheets and duvet covers are the last word in quality and if you want to recreate that luxury hotel look, these will do the trick!

The White Company Egyptian cotton bed linen


Images supplied courtesy of The White Company

A cosy throw will add warmth and a splash of colour to your bed – perfect for snuggling under as night falls.

For more inspiration, be sure to check out our bedroom bliss blog.

Table for two?

Whilst we’re under strict rules about where we can socialise, and, depending on what tier of lockdown we’re in, come December, you might be having more dinners à deux at home. Even if it is only in your kitchen, that doesn’t mean it can’t look stylish. A great centrepiece can add glamour and elegance to your table at any time of year but especially in the festive season.

There are lots of cool table decorations around right now.  One that caught our eye was the ‘Merry & Bright White Christmas Table Centrepiece’  from notonthehighstreet.com  – the perfect finishing touch to your yuletide dining.

Merry And Bright White Christmas Table Centerpiece £15 notonthehighstreet

Image supplied courtesy of Not On The High Street

Winter staples that we mentioned earlier such as holly, evergreen and pine cones are perfect for your seasonal decorations. Fresh flowers are also a safe bet when it comes to dressing a dining table. Even a small cutting or a single stem can be used to great effect. Set the whole thing off with your best glassware, winter white napkins and candles and you’re good to go. Bon appetite!

Oh, Christmas Tree!

We couldn’t have a winter décor blog without mentioning Christmas trees.

In December, many homes across the country are adorned with festive decorations. The focal point of any Christmas celebrations must be the tree. Some people opt for traditional reds and golds but for a stylish approach to the season, try decorating your tree in similar colours to your home décor. It will complement the room perfectly, yet it will still look magical.

For example, if your living room colours are creams and browns, go for gold or bronze decorations. Or, if your room’s base colour is grey, silver and icy blue will work well on your tree. Grown-up pinks have been popular interior décor palettes this year and you can go to town on sparkly decorations if this is your home colour scheme. Rose gold teamed with frosted greens will look great on a tree that’s going up in a pink room.

Eastbank Winter Décor Ideas for your Home

And if you usually take a minimalist approach to home décor, Christmas is a chance to break free and go full-on with your tree decoration. This is one time where the ‘less is more’ rule can be ripped up.

Sure, stick to a matching colour palette for your baubles and trinkets but make sure there’s plenty of them. Don’t be shy with the fairy lights either. Again, for a more elegant look, stick to plain white bulbs but add lots of them.

A dull Christmas tree with hardly any lights is a good look said no-one ever.

We hope you enjoyed these winter décor ideas and if they gave you inspiration for your home this season, we’d love to hear from you!

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