Turn Your Event into the Perfect Winter Wonderland with These 5 Elements

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Image Source: Coppola Creative

With January at its end, many people start to transition into Valentine’s Day and the warmer spring holidays. While we love a good Galentine’s day or spring brunch, we’re still very much in the winter season, too! To embrace the season for all its beauty, today we’re sharing the top elements every winter event should include to truly create the perfect magical winter wonderland.


DIY Crystal Branches

Incorporating some crystal branches gives that cool, icy look and feel to your event. This simple DIY is cost effective and has a beautiful end result that will make a big impact in your decor. Bunch a handful of branches together, or opt to mix them in with other florals for an arrangement with more variety.

Evergreen Greenery

The holiday season may be behind us, but evergreens certainly are not! We love ourselves some good evergreen. The deep, rich hues of green add a stunning pop of color to your table and decor. Consider incorporating a greenery table runner to create a wow moment for your guests. Tie in the rest of the event with additional accents of greenery on your dessert table.

Cool, Neutral Colors

Winter is a time of cool neutrals. While looking outside can sometimes seem dreary, there’s a certain beauty to this type of color pattern if you play your cards right! Think cool, light blues, light greys, whites, maybe even some purple undertones. With this light and bright neutral color scheme, your evergreens will pop that much more!

Frosted Glass and Shining Silver

For your winter wonderland, stick with clear and/or frosted glass accents. Frosted glass ties in the snow from outdoors while giving a classy yet whimsical feel to the decor. Sticking with the cool and neutral color scheme, opt for silver tones and flatware versus a gold option. This can be incorporated through tealight votives, chargers, or even larger decor pieces like silver deer or candle sticks.

Natural, Outdoor Accents

This is where you can really customize your decor to match the feel you want your event to have. We love the incorporation of frosted pine cones, birch branches, and even wood slab chargers at each setting. These natural elements will help to tie in your evergreens to create an overall cohesive theme that is sure to wow your guests!

Cozy Up Your Home This Winter with These Easy Tips and Tricks

All this winter weather has us wanting to snuggle up and never leave the couch! Whether you’re a homebody or not, winter is the season to make sure your home feels nice and cozy for both your enjoyment and any guests you may be hosting. Take these few easy tips and tricks into consideration to help you add a little extra cozy to your home!


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Image Source: Comfortably Awkward

Candles

There’s just something about burning candles that makes a room feel extra cozy. Whether it be the warm, flickering flame or the yummy scent, there is an undeniable ambiance in candles! If you are unable or prefer not to actually burn candles, there are some beautiful and convincing LED candles available for purchase at home and craft stores.

Warm Lighting

Warm lighting is just that -- warm! Opt for warm white bulbs versus cool white. Depending on the room and your style, add some fairy or icicle lights and omit traditional lighting all together. This will really make a space feel more cozy and intimate.

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Image Source: Pottery Barn

Textured Blankets

We love blankets, and the cold winter is the perfect time to showcase them! Choose a mixture of textures and neutral colors to add more depth to the space. Add in some decorative throw pillows and you have an irresistible place to snuggle up for an afternoon nap.

Fuzzy Rug

Give your toes something cozy too! A nice, thick, fuzzy rug creates an inviting space and screams cozy. Pick a nice neutral that will match the rest of your room and easily transition between any style or design changes you make.

Roaring Fire

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Image Source: Now, Forager

There’s nothing quite like snuggling up next to a warm fire. The crackling heat is the best. Snuggled up on the couch under your blanket and watching a movie by the light of the fire? Yes please! No fireplace? Throw on a virtual fire with the Netflix stream! Still get the look and the sound, just no heat.

Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa is the perfect beverage for a cold winter night. Have you tried the Chai Hot Chocolate recipe we shared last month? It’s to die for! Make up a batch to please the whole crowd. Don’t forget the marshmallows!

Book Nook

Snuggle up in your designated reading corner. We love the idea of having a quaint book nook in our home. Filled with pillows and textured blankets, you may end up falling asleep instead of reading, but it will certainly be cozy!

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Image Source: Hello Glow

Fresh Warm Cookies

Who doesn’t love a batch of freshly baked cookies?! Or, step up your game and make a skillet cookie to share with the group. Either way, the warm gooey cookies combined with their heavenly aroma adds another level of coziness and hominess to your place.

Himalayan Salt Lamp

Have you heard of all the health benefits provided by a Himalayan salt lamp? They work to add negative ions into the air, purifying it and removing toxins. This calms asthma and allergy symptoms, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, boost blood flow and improve sleep. Bonus: it gives off a beautiful warm light!

Classical or Jazz Music

Set the mood with some smooth jazz or soft classical music. There’s something soothing about these two styles of music that just increasing our relaxation and makes us feel warm inside. Use that to your advantage to add the final touch onto your cozy oasis!