19. If you don’t have a fireplace, why not fake it?
Nothing invokes the feeling of a cozy winter home like a crackling fire, but sometimes that’s just not possible. You may not have a fireplace or live in a region where it is just too hot for a fire. Either way, why not fake the fire and let yourself imagine a little winter warmth instead? If you have a wall with chalk paint, you could draw out an entire cozy winter scene – trees, a snowscape, a fireplace, whatever your heart desires. Sure, this isn’t the real deal, but it is something the entire family can enjoy doing — and you might surprise yourself with the results.
Not an artist? Don’t worry because you can still create this even if you can’t draw a stick figure. How? If you are not exactly, well, artistically inclined, here is a step by step tutorial on creating your own little canvas fireplace drawing. It’s perfect for a bit of a winter touch without the bulk of an actual electrical fireplace. Either of these projects is a great way to get kiddos involved – it’s not about being perfect; it’s about being creative! Use different colors for an added touch of realism, or go for black and white for a more minimalistic look.