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Whether you’re still spending extra time at home or getting back into some of your old routines, making home décor improvements is a wonderful way to prepare for winter. Make sure that your house is cozy, inviting, and functional – a place you’ll love returning to at the end of a chilly day.

1. Add warmth and remove chill.

While adding a built in fireplace may be a larger undertaking than you’re up for, there are other ways to enjoy the cozy effects of a fireplace:

  Freestanding electric fireplace unit

  Table top gas “fireplace”

  A cluster of candles on the coffee table

This is the time of year where window problems make themselves felt through chilly drafts. Damaged double pane window glass can be replaced with a new insulated unit that has argon gas between the panes as well as Low-E coatings for better energy efficiency.

2. Improve your entryway.


Spruce up the first room you enter when you come home. You may want a larger or more absorbent area rug to handle wet boots and shoes as well as hooks for hanging coats. There are also many ways to give an entryway a more stylish feel.

  Add a small table for keys and gloves and install a beveled mirror above it.

  Get a cute storage bench where you can keep hats, scarves and mittens. Arrange a few plush cushions on it and hang a picture of a winterscape.

  Choose a calming color and repaint the entryway. Put in a trendy shoe shelf to keep winter footwear neatly arranged.

3. Use natural décor items.

You can add winter themed accents without spending a dime. Decorate vases with evergreen boughs, holly branches, or even rustic dried twigs. Fill a bowl with pine cones for an instant centerpiece. As Christmas approaches, you can give these arrangements holiday flair – tie red and green ribbons around the vases, include some golden sphere ornaments in the pine cone bowl, etc.

4. Make it easy to keep warm.

Choose decorative items that also make it easy to stay warm and cozy. Plush bedside rugs are just one example. Extra-soft throws draped over chair and sofa backs are not only inviting but an opportunity to introduce a new shade or pattern into the room’s color scheme. Also, if you have a silky comforter or bedspread, you might want to temporarily replace it with a warm, velvety texture – another way to update style as you add warmth to your home for winter.

Contact ABC for glass and mirror items!

For all home upgrades involving glass and mirror, ABC Glass & Mirror is your trusted local partner. Whether you want to put one of these winter decorating ideas into practice or are undertaking a big project like a bathroom remodel, we can supply and install your custom glass. Shower enclosures, mirrors, glass shelves, glass backsplashes, and cabinet glass are just some of the products we offer, along with professional installation to ensure a lovely finished project. Call today to explore the possibilities and schedule your free in-home consultation and estimate – (703)257-7150!

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