Now that the holiday season has ended, it’s time to welcome the new year into your home by incorporating more neutral decor! 2024 design trends stipulate that this time of year is about muted shades and soothing patterns. Seasonal scents and plush linens also bring warmth and an inviting ambiance into your home. At Paran Homes, we’re excited to build high-quality, new single-family homes in Georgia and offer our homeowners helpful tips to design their new house into the home they’ve always dreamed of.
To make your new home stand out this year, incorporate rich colors like terracotta, navy, lavender, or eucalyptus into your decor and lighting. Typical neutral colors like beige, taupe, gray, cream, brown, black, and white complement primary and secondary hues can also be used to create a seamless look. Pops of calming colors give your design style an edge and ensure your home is welcoming for your family and friends.
There is no better feeling than opening your front door after a long day and smelling the fresh scents brewing in your diffuser and wafting around your home. Distinctive scents like cinnamon, pine, eucalyptus, and bergamot evoke a winter ambiance and bring the natural fragrance of the outdoors into your house. Using a diffuser is also safer than burning candles or incense. It can add a unique visual element with rotating colorful lights and puffs of white vapor and even simulate musical notes or songs versus a typical wall plugin.
Snuggling with plush blankets, faux fur throws, and soft cushions is a must-do during the winter season, and integrating these elements into your home invokes warmth and comfort. Take inventory of the rooms in your home where you typically relax and try to add more cozy items. A fuzzy beige or oatmeal-colored rug, chunky knitted throw blanket, and collection of hand-woven brown baskets will make any area a delight to spend time in.
A thoughtfully placed mirror can make a small room look almost double its size because of the illusion of additional space! Consider adding this popular visual element to your home to wow your guests. Creating perceived space also helps to reflect natural light and bring in a homely, comforting glow.
It’s true; you can still have a vibrant indoor plant nursery in the year’s cold months. The winter is a great time to be innovative and experimental with your plant displays. Shop for seasonal flowers like pansies, amaryllis, or winter roses to bring natural beauty indoors. Don’t forget to place your other fall plants near the window or under a grow light so they can get as much sun as possible and stay alive through the winter. Slow down on watering and fertilizing, and don’t hesitate to prune the pots for any dead or decaying stems and leaves.
Your furry friends may tote their natural coats for warmth, but burrowing in warm pillows and making biscuits on fuzzy blankets is their favorite pastime in the winter. Besides integrating neutral linens, consider making their spaces more winter-themed, too! Place a large pet bed in the corner by the fireplace for your dog, drape a blanket on your cat tree stand, and add neutral-colored crocheted toys to your rabbits’ playpen to do the trick!
Make this the year you’re excited to spend more time indoors with winter designs that provide comfort, impress your family and friends, and add extra personality to your home. For more helpful tips and ideas for new homeowners, check out our Instagram! Happy New Year from Paran Homes!