I love decorating for Christmas, and I am a little sad every January to pack everything back up and put all the twinkle lights away. The house always feels a little bare for the first few days after I take everything down. But to be honest with you (shhh…don’t tell anyone 😉 ) I have never decorated my home for “winter” after I take all the Christmas stuff down before. I just put all my regular decor back out. **Gasp!!** I know…crazy right?!? Well this year that all changed, and I wanted to share a few quick and easy ways you can “winterize” your decor to make your home feel a little more cozy this winter.
Elements to my wintry decor:
~ Neutral color pallet, with a few pops of soft wintry blues and blush tones
~ Add a little more color with flocked trees, greenery & wreaths
~ Add warm tones thru birch logs, cut wood pieces, wood trays, baskets, wooden decor beads, twine etc.
~ Add softness with textured and/or fuzzy blankets & pillows
~ Utilize what you already have in your space
For my front door I removed the Christmas lights, but left my cute little flocked tree out for some wintry flare. I also replaced my Holiday mat with this simple “Hello” mat from Hobby Lobby. Only $12 with a coupon…yay!!!
For my foyer I added this wooden and metal basket under my table, and put this lovely blush blanket I got for Christmas in it- to add some softness. I love the soft touch of color the blanket adds. I swapped out my nativity set, but left my little flocked tree out for some greenery. Because they are so cute, I wanted to leave them out a little longer 🙂 I also re-purposed the candle holders from my Christmas mantel to coordinate with my letter board message. I love this little reminder to be kind to others every day.
I love the contrast between the rustic texture of the basket and the soft woven blanket. And I love that blush color! It’s a big color trend in decor right now, and while I wouldn’t want a whole room in that color- I love having a pop of it in my foyer. So cozy!!
My kitchen table also got a little wintry decor with this lovely little tray I found at Home Goods for $12.99! I love that store…but for the sake of my husband and budget, I can’t go in there too often. But everything in the tray I had already…so it’s okay, right?!? I also piled these wool pom-poms I had bought for Christmas, into the mason jar to add some softness and warmth. I also love that it’s all-in-one and easy to remove from the table for little people’s projects, homework or dinner. Win-win!!
For my pie safe I used things I already had, and continued with the same neutral color scheme with some pops of aqua/blue, and natural textures to add a little warmth and interest. I love the softness of the lamb’s ear floral stems, and it’s wintry coloring.
And although I know an antique fan isn’t really wintry decor…but I love the color of this little fan- so we’re just going with it 😉
Creating some cozy wintry decor for your space doesn’t have to cost much, or take a ton of time. Just look around your home and use what you have. A few soft touches like blankets, pillows, pom-poms, etc. along with some natural elements like birch logs, wooden baskets/trays, greenery, etc. will help you to create that cozy feel for your own space!
For more winter inspired decor, check out my Winter Decor Pinterest board here.
Stay cozy sweet friends!!