Most of us will leave the Christmas decor up until after the new year and some maybe up until the end of January. Some of us have had our Christmas decor up since before the first official day of fall and have grown weary of it looking forward to a less cluttered, clean and spacious look. I am definitely the latter and am raising my hands with glee, dancing the winter hokey pokey, waiting to put it all away. Are you like that? Are you sad because you don’t want your home to look bare after the Christmas decor is put away? Well I’m here with inspiration and a few tips on how to decorate for Winter.
First I go room to room bringing everything that looks like Christmas to the dining room table for easy organizing and packing. Like the red and green candles, the Santa’s, the cranberry wreaths, the red ribbon, etc. With what’s left I try and use in my winter decor. Things like the natural looking garland, other pieces of greenery, pinecones, and woodsy elements.
Tips on how to decorate for winter!
Tip #1: Replace the red/green candles with cream or possibly these wonderful birch bark candles. They are perfect for winter.
Tip #2: On the mantel I have greenery that looks wintery and even though I’ll not use it on the mantel, I can move it to the dining table instead. For the mantel though, I may use pompom garland like this here. I think it is so cute.
Tip #3: Potted trees and wreaths are always nice. I keep boxwood wreaths and topiaries around all year. Check out this wreath here and this one here for inspiration. Simply placing them around the room is enough.
Tip #4: Keep the comfy throw blankets out like this one and this one but keep them in wintery colors instead of reds and greens. They are so pretty and add just a touch of brightness on what could be gloomy days.
Tip#6: On your dining table, consider using metallic candle sticks with pinecones and natural garland for a centerpiece.
Tip #7: If you have a tall vase, consider adding bare branches from the yard. Ooh, adding a strand of lights to the cluster would be fun and cheery!
Winter decor is usually neutral in color like the colors you see outside – creams, whites, grays, browns, etc. But if you aren’t a person that likes all that neutral stuff, then bring in pops of green or ice blue. You’re still decorating in a wintery mood with green and blue. When you are finished, look around at your decor. Does it make you feel cozy or cold? If it’s cozy, curl up with a cup of cocoa and a book. If you feel like it’s frosty and uninviting, try and add more warm wood tones. Keep tweaking until it makes you smile. Remember too, it doesn’t have to be done in a day. 😉