Monday, February 25, 2013

Embracing Winter~ Decoration and Styling for the Solstice to the Equinox



Crystal Branches Vase Decoration
Winter challenges us.  We are tested by the cold, by the sun setting in the late afternoon, by the yearning and boredom that manifests in an idle mind.

Yet we can overcome such dull-drums and turn our woes into wonder by taking cues from the cultural methodologies that make the most of the winter season.

We can make winter whimsical with decorative accents like Pizelle Paper Lanterns, Glass Icicles, bold colored Ikat Pillow Covers and Crystal Ornaments.

Photo by Carina Olander via Lantliv
Image from BO Design & Photo
For those living near the Arctic Circle, winter dominates the year.  It is in these remote, harsh regions that communities and individuals have developed ways to greet the challenges of winter with a sense of enjoyment.
The positive influences of exercise, connecting to nature, eating well and beautifying the home are all elements of "the good life", or as they say in Scandinavia; "det goda livet".

When redecorating on the outskirts of winter holidays, there are three common approaches to choose from:

~Introducing Contrasting Warmth
 This approach utilizes deep, rich colors and soft lighting to create a cozy retreat from the outdoors.
 By using saturated colors such as forest green, eggplant, vibrant browns and dark reds intermingled with accents of gold, copper or bronze a space can feel both homey and sophisticated.  This look can be achieved with soft woven fabrics, patchwork quilts, faux fur and gold, orange and red Candle Holders & Vases combined with low light Paper Lanterns.

~Working with the Seasonal Palette
 This method integrates the cool, soft shades of winter's landscape with bright, natural sunlight.  By using calm, light and bright blues against sparkling and solid whites we can begin to invite the serene beauty of the winter landscape into our home decor.  Complete the look with the introduction of pale heather grey and accents of metallic silver, pewter, chrome; muted pine and earthy brown tones.  These colors are presented throughout Luna Bazaar's unique decorative inventory; with products like our Silver Mercury Glass Candle Holders, Ice Blue Glass Vases and Feather Grey Paper Lanterns.
Glass Icicle Landscaping photo by Deborah Silver.
Image from Elle Decoration, UK, August 2009.
~Scandinavian & Nordic Themed Inspirations
This approach focuses on the elegance of functionality combined with the integration of nature.  Natural and distressed wood finishes with cotton, linen, light curtains and leggy furniture are the base to which we can unify our own personalities into this lovely approach to interior decor.  Integrate comfort with bold patterns of rich, deep colors on blankets, pillows and rugs and transform your living space into an intellectual winter paradise.  Luna Bazaar can help to achieve your unique interpretation with our Ikat and Block Print Pillow Covers and gorgeous Hanging Candle Lanterns

With Luna Bazaar you can make the most of the winter season.  Our quality products will beautify your home with elegance, warmth and the winter stylings you've been searching for.

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