Not all of us will be lucky enough to find the time to get away this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t decorate our homes to look like a popular travel destination.
During Christmas, many of us yearn to escape to a small cabin in the woods. We dream of the relaxing isolation, sipping hot cocoa by the fire and watching the snow fall outdoors. If you can’t make this a reality this year, here are some ways you can transform your home to provide a cabin like atmosphere that will take you away.
Add Natural Elements
A cabin in the woods is all about nature, so try bringing the outside in. Use evergreen boughs and branches to decorate so your home is full of lush greens and earthy browns. Make these eco-friendly decorations look more festive by adding ribbons, glitter and other eye-catching elements.
Decorate Your Tree Accordingly
You will also want to decorate your tree to reflect a country vibe. This can be achieved with adding wooden ornaments and ones shaped like woodland creatures. Tie ribbons around the boughs. Keep lighting simple with a basic white instead of opting for overwhelming reds and greens.
Plaid is a print that is synonymous with country and wood cabin escapes. Integrate plaid in the fabrics you use, as well as your table settings. Plaid ribbons, plaid tablecloths, even plaid gift wrap. This will give your home a terrific down home style.
Place Candles Throughout the Home
Nothing will make the home look quite as cozy as candles. Place them around your rooms in natural settings. For instance, you can place candles inside a basket full of pinecones or decorate a candleholder with wood twigs. If you burn scented candles, be sure to use aromas that will evoke nature like woodsy, berry or leather scents.
Incorporate Lush Materials
The nature theme is all about keeping it simple but that doesn’t mean you can’t add elements that will make your home feel luxurious. Plush pillows and throws will give your décor the perfect amount of holiday luxury. When added in moderation, velvets and satins will enhance the look you’re going for.
Go for Vintage
Add vintage elements whenever you can. An antique set of lantern lamps, a gas station sign that says ‘Merry Christmas’, aged decorations and old pictures will set the scene perfectly. They will add a sense of nostalgia that brings your guests back to the times of Christmas past.
You may not be able to get away this winter, but these decorative elements will help you create a look that feels like you have. Make your home a cabin in the woods and cuddle up with a hot cup of cocoa. Then get ready for all the joys the holiday season provides.