Winter decorating has always been one of the more difficult seasons for me to decorate for. I'm not sure if it's because I prefer the lighter shades of colors more suited for spring and summer or if it's just that the gloomy days of winter puts me in a funk and I just don't change anything.
Either way, I'm determined that this winter my home won't suffer from my decorating dilemma. I've decided to embrace the Swedish tradition of white, light spaces with pops of color. I realize this isn't a huge step away from the decorating style I use the rest of the year but it's helpful to me to have some sort of classification or goal in mind.
I'll be keeping the pops of red that I love so much, why mess with a classic! To the red I'm planning to add a touch of black and tiny pinch of brown. But most of all I'd like to add texture somehow - - something I seem to be craving and which seems appropriate for this time of the year.
One way of adding texture to my home has come in the form of white-washed grapevine wreaths. I used one at Christmas time in my living room and I grew to love the look.
It seems like such a natural way to mimic the look of frosted trees outside my kitchen window each morning. It also adds that light, bright feeling a like my rooms to have with just a touch a brown to warm things up.
Armed with my favorite creamy white paint I gathered up a handful of grapevine wreaths and started white-washing them a dry brushing technique.
After scattering them around the house in different displays . . .
I'm loving the look even more than before.
It's an easy, inexpensive way to add the texture I've been craving don't you think?
Hope you all have a lovely day and I'll talk to you soon,